Sport Waikato column
Swimming Technique Clinic
Monday, January 20, from 10am till 12pm at the Putaruru Pool. Open to club and casual swimmers. Cost is pool entry and the course will be run by Chris Jolly (SportsForce Swimming) and Jo Sullivan (silver Instructor). Registration closes today, contact Chris Jolly to register or for further details 027 233 6149.
ECHO Walking Festival
This year the South Waikato will be part of the ECHO Walking Festival with walks taking place in the South Waikato from Saturday, March 29, until Sunday, April 6. All walks are guided with some easier and child friendly with others catering for the ‘‘experienced’’ walker. Brochures are available from Sport Waikato, Waikato River Trails, and the Tirau and Tokoroa Information centre, or you can register for the walks online at echowalkfest. org. nz For further details or inquiries contact Gilly on 027 471 5968.
Parafed Waikato –
3 on 3 Wheelchair Basketball Competition: Saturday, March 1, 10am till 3pm. $20 per team (four or five players per team) – everyone can play (able-bodied and disabled), wheelchairs provided. South Waikato Sport & Events Centre. No experience necessary, get your friends and whanau together and meet Danny McBride, NZ Rower and NZ Wheelchair basketball champion. To register or for more details contact Chloe Wickham SportsForce Parafed Development Officer 027 494 5587 or email chloew@ sportsforce.org.nz.
Sport Maker –
Nominate a Sporting Volunteer Every month merchandise is distributed throughout the Waikato region so keep those nominations coming in. From the coaches and officials, to the uniform washers and administrators, a Sport Maker is someone who volunteers their time and effort for sport in the Waikato region. Nominate the Sport Maker who makes a difference in your sport by clicking on the link below. All nominees go in the draw monthly for the chance to receive some awesome sporting gear! Take the time to nominate and reward a local Sport Maker who helps you and your sport. – sportwaikato.org.
SWIMMING SUCCESS: Five Tokoroa swimmers qualify for national tournaments. Four of the competitors are, from left: Alexus Lagas-Tanirau, Tracy Keith-Matchitt, Gypsy-Rose Koteka and Sean Millward, front. Co-ordinator – South Waikato District