Sport Waikato col­umn

South Waikato News - - RURAL - By GILLY ALEXAN­DER

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.

Photo: SUP­PLIED

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

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