Summer sports and Lone Ranger return
Junior Athletics in Putaruru starts tonight, Wednesday, October 20, from 6pm to 7.15pm. Preschoolers up to 14-year-olds are catered for and registrations will be taken from 5.45pm. Fees remain the same as last year. The club is also proposing a Sunday training date for older athletes to learn hurdles and high jump. Putaruru Tennis Summer tennis leagues in Putaruru run each Saturday till the end of April 2011 and cater for all ages: 4 and 5 year olds are from 8 to 9am, 6 to 10 year olds from 9am to 10am, 11 to 15 year olds from 10am to 11am, 15 to 17 years from 11am to 12noon and 18 to 20 years from 11 am till 12.30pm. 21 years and older play from 1 to 3pm each Saturday. This is a great opportunity to participate in a fun racquet sport. Head to the courts at Putaruru College to enjoy tennis this summer. Forestland Foxes Ladies interested in cycling each Saturday are invited to join the Forestland Foxes women’s cycling group who meet at 9.30am at the Maraetai Road carpark at Lake Moananui. The group enjoys a jaunt of approximately an hour and will assist new cyclists learning about cycling in a group, gear changing and the dos and don’ts of cycling. This is a friendly, supportive bunch of women so head to the lake this Saturday with whatever bike you have to enjoy a fun group ride. Hash House Harriers The Lone Ranger is back from England for the summer and Hash House Harriers is up and running once again.
Walkers and runners will meet tonight, Wednesday, October 20, at 6pm at the OE on Mannering Street.
Discussion on the best day for the run/walk will follow the trail so if you can’t make the event tonight contact someone you know who will be there to voice your preference.
Energize Needs You
Project Energize is gearing up for evaluation. Sport Waikato wants to be sure this programme, available to all Waikato primary, intermediate and area schools, is making a difference in the overall health and fitness of Waikato children. But to do that Sport Waikato needs your help – we need about 3000 children signed up.
This evaluation is set for March and April 2011 and includes fitness measures, blood pressure, a household questionnaire about their knowledge of healthy eating and physical activity. This is a populationbased evaluation so individual results are anonymous and all measures are pooled to give a Waikato-wide evaluation.
Information and consent forms are being sent home now with all six and nine-year-olds who attend schools involved with Energize for at least two years, so keep an eye on your child’s bag for theirs. I urge you to have a thorough read through, complete the consent form and return it to school as the information from this evaluation will be central to the future of the programme.