All-rounders set for Su­per­sports

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

With a week un­til en­tries are due to close for South Waikato Su­per­sports 2013 the field has been filled to the ca­pac­ity of 50 teams.

But with talk of fur­ther teams still keen to en­ter, or­gan­is­ers have de­cided to ex­tend the ca­pac­ity and tweak a few tim­ing is­sues for the week­end to ac­com­mo­date more teams than ever be­fore, chair­man Brett McMullen said ‘‘ Let’s not hold back the po­ten­tial of the event’’.

So there will be 10 or 12 more spots avail­able for those want­ing to com­pete in the best multi-sport event in the world.

The event kicks off on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 22 at Strath­more Park with the track and field leg of the week­end.

On Satur­day com­peti­tors will swim, skate, run, cy­cle, shoot clay birds, climb Col­sons hill, throw darts, bowl and row for their lives on a row­ing ma­chine.

Sun­days sees the com­peti­tors play golf, com­plete an ob­sta­cle course, shoot archery ar­rows at tar­gets, do a round of ball sports, saw a log and ride a gru­elling moun­tain bike course.

All th­ese events are shared by the two mem­bers in the team all to find out who are the best all­round sports­peo­ple.

There are men’s, women’s, mixed and veter­ans tro­phies up for grabs. It is no like no other event in the world and raises money to help lo­cal sports­peo­ple com­pete in­ter­na­tion­ally, such as Monique Wil­liams and Danny McBride, two of the more high pro­file re­cip­i­ents of re­cent years.

There are some out­stand­ing com­bi­na­tions en­tered this year.

Past di­vi­sion win­ners Ned Honey and Kiel Harpur look strong along with the Cos­tar brothers Lo­gan and Zane.

In the mixed com­pe­ti­tion, Black Fern Chelsea Al­ley teams up with her brother Nathan and they will take a power of beat­ing.

The women’s com­pe­ti­tion is shap­ing up to be the best ever with more than 10 teams en­tered. Early favourites may be Lee Fitz­patrick and Wendy Cos­tar.

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