A busy year ahead for Ki­wis­port

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

A warm Ki­wiS­port wel­come to the New Year. 2013 sees Ki­wiS­port in the Waikato con­tinue into its fourth year. The government funded ini­tia­tive to help in­crease the num­ber of school- aged chil­dren play­ing or­gan­ised sport has been ex­tended for a fur­ther three through to 2015.

Re­gional and na­tional sport­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions have submitted ap­pli­ca­tions to be a part of the Ki­wiS­port Ma­jor Fund Project. This will see a con­tin­u­a­tion of spe­cialised Ki­wiS­port of­fi­cers

years de­liv­er­ing sport­ing skill ses­sions and com­pe­ti­tions across the greater Waikato re­gion. The codes in­volved in the Ki­wiS­port Ma­jor Project in 2013 in­clude bad­minton, bike, bowls, cricket, foot­ball, golf, gym­sports, hockey, net­ball, rugby, rugby league, vol­ley­ball

The Ki­wiS­port of­fi­cers con­sist of Com­mon­wealth games gold medal­lists, New Zealand rep­re­sen­ta­tives and numer­ous pro­vin­cial play­ers.

Ki­wiS­port co­or­di­na­tor for Sport Waikato, Kerin McDon­ald says: ‘‘ The Ki­wiS­port projects that will be de­liv­ered in 2013 are specif­i­cally de­signed to help give more kids, more op­por- tu­ni­ties to de­velop skills. We an­tic­i­pate an in­crease in player num­bers, teams and com­pe­ti­tions lead­ing to growth of lo­cal clubs.’’ Sport Waikato is ded­i­cated to sup­port­ing this growth and will con­tinue to help par­ents and vol­un­teers be up skilled.

Smaller projects in­volv­ing ath­let­ics, bas­ket­ball, ten­nis and touch will also be set up through 2013. If you would like to know more about the Ki­wiS­port Ma­jor Project please visit ki­wis­port waikato.org.nz

For full de­tails about any one of the Ki­wiS­port Projects please visit the web­site or con­tact Sport Waikato 07 858 5388.

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