A busy year ahead for Kiwisport
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.