Trimaori Festival a first
Surf teams have a good weekend
The first TriMaori Festival is to be held on Saturday October 27 with a focus on engaging Maori and Pacific Island people in physical events and hauora/health and wellbeing activities. Events will include a standard triathlon (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run), 10km and 5km run/walk, and 2km run/walk for kaumatua (elders) and tamariki ( children under 10 years).
Promotions on the day will include a village set up for health checks and hauora education (e.g. heart and diabetes checks, smoking cessation, gambling addiction), the Poutama Business Centre for stallholders (taonga, indigenous cuisine, clothing) and kai stalls with a focus on healthy kai/ food. A mass zumba and cross-fit class will be held with everyone encouraged to participate.
Registration for the festival is now open at trimaori.co.nz. Join the fun activities and register now.
Basketball Coaching Session
Breakers assistant coach, Dean Vickerman, will be conducting a community coaching clinic for all coaches of Basketball in the Waikato.
The session will be held this Saturday July 27 from 10am till 12 noon and then again from 1pm to 3pm, held at Waikato Diocesan High School.
To register your participation contact Anthony on 0276 565664 or email him at anthonyc@ waikatobasketball.co.nz
Okoroire Mid Winter Fun Ride
The annual mid-winter fun ride at Okoroire will be held this Sunday July 29 with distances of 40km and 70km to choose from.
The race starts and finishes at the Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel with the rider briefing for all being held at 9.45am.
The 40km distance is mostly flat with a couple of gentle climbs and the 70km distance undulating.
As this is a fun ride and not a race, there are spot prizes only.
Enter by July 26 and pay just $55 at funcycling.net or enter on the day for $70. What a great weekend of sport for the Southern United Rugby Football Club.
Surf’s netball team won and very well by all accounts. This team is having a very good season of spectators and dads on baby-sitting duties while mum is playing. Where do they get the energy? Our Cavaliers team had a very good win and we are still seeing new young men turning up for this team.
Surf Bs had to travel to Taupiri on Saturday. A winning toss by captain Rua Tipene gave Surf the wind in the second half; final score 13-12 – excellent result.
I hope all those spectators enjoyed our senior game as much as we did, We were pleased that the Waikato union managed a draw that allowed our locals to see Brendon Leonard and the No 8 for Waikato playing club rugby. Surf’s Max and Zane outplayed them despite the result.
The final score of 46 -26 was not a good indication. Surf had the meat on their scrum for most of the game.
All the forwards and backs had some very strong running mid-field and once again a great day for Sam directing play and kicking goals.
ACTION: Draw and pass worked well for Southern’s Peter Maisey.