Pis­ton power im­pres­sive

South Waikato News - - SPORT - By GILLY ALEXAN­DER

The Waikato Pis­tons Bas­ket­ball team vis­ited the South Waikato on Satur­day, hold­ing a com­mu­nity ses­sion at the South Waikato Sport and Events Cen­tre.

It was an awe­some cou­ple of hours with about 20 chil­dren at­tend­ing as coaches and par­ents. The high­light was the Slam Dunk com­pe­ti­tion where the kids scored the Pis­tons out of 10. Sport Waikato Open Day: On Fri­day, July 5, Sport Waikato are hold­ing an open day at their new premises, 43 Swanston Street, from 10am till 2pm. This will be a great way for peo­ple to see the premises and also meet the won­der­ful team, which in­cludes staff from Ac­tive & Well and En­er­gize as well as a dis­trict co- or­di­na­tor. Vis­i­tors will learn about green pre­scrip­tions, nu­tri­tion and ex­er­cise. It will also be a good op­por­tu­nity to learn about sport­ing clubs in the area. If you would like to have your club in­for­ma­tion pro­moted on the day please for­ward de­tails to Gilly on 027 471 5968 or gillya@ sport­waikato.org.nz . Pu­taruru Ju­nior Bad­minton: Tues­days from 6.30 till 7.30pm (Terms 2 and 3). 8 to 14 year olds, $40 per child or $2 a night. Rac­quets avail­able from the club to use. Con­tact Vaine 883 3252 for fur­ther de­tails. Sports­ground Web­site: Do you want more from your web­site? Sports­ground, along with Sport Waikato, are run­ning free web­site work­shops through­out the Waikato re­gion. Th­ese are ex­cel­lent work­shops high­light­ing the im­por­tance of a good web­site and the tools that can help you mar­ket and pro­mote your sports club. Work­shops are go­ing to held in Taupo on Tues­day, July 23, at 5.30 pm, Cam­bridge on Mon­day, Au­gust 5, at 5.30 pm and in Mata­mata on Tues­day, Au­gust 6, at 5.30 pm. If you are in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing one of th­ese work­shops please email gillya@sport­waikato.org.nz or phone/ text 027 471 5968.

SNEAK PEAK: This young boy took a sneak peak as one of the Pis­ton’s play­ers jumped over him to slam the hoop.

SLAM DUNK: The Waikato Pis­tons showed the chil­dren of the South Waikato how to slam dunk.

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