Walk­ing fes­ti­val caters to all lev­els

South Waikato News - - SPORT - By GILLY ALEXAN­DER Co­or­di­na­tor – South Waikato Dis­trict

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 cen­tres, or you can reg­is­ter for the walks online at echowalk­fest.org.nz. For fur­ther de­tails or en­quiries con­tact Gilly on 027 471 5968.

Parafed Waikato – 3 on 3 Wheel­chair Bas­ket­ball Com­pe­ti­tion

Satur­day March 1 – 10.00 am – 3.00 pm. $20 per team (4 or 5 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 Wick­man 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 that 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 Pre-School Playgym Pre-school Playgym be­gins on Fe­bru­ary 12 from 1.30 till 2.30pm at the Gym sport Arena, South Waikato Sport and Events Cen­tre, Toko­roa. 0-2yrs FREE, 2-5yrs $5 per child each ses­sion you at­tend. Ses­sions are weekly. Th­ese ses­sions re­quire adult par­tic­i­pa­tion and are de­signed to be fun while de­vel­op­ing skills of bal­ance, body and spatial aware­ness, hand- eye and body- eye co­or­di­na­tion, swing and ma­nip­u­la­tive skills.

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