Trimaori Fes­ti­val a first

Surf teams have a good week­end

South Waikato News - - SPORT - By HEATHER GABY

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 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@ waika­to­bas­ket­

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 fun­cy­ 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.

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