South Waikato Supersports hit town

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Com­pet­i­tive and team spir­its will be out in force dur­ing this week­end’s Har­veys Real Es­tate South Waikato Supersports.

A to­tal of 58 com­peti­tors will bat­tle over three days in 21 sport­ing dis­ci­plines to find the ul­ti­mate su­per sportsper­son.

Kick­ing off on Fri­day evening at Strath­more Park, teams of two will share a 200 me­tre re­lay, high jump, long jump, dis­cus, shot put and a mid­dle dis­tance re­lay.

Satur­day morn­ing will be­gin with a swim re­lay at the pools, fol­lowed by speed skat­ing at the Kart Club, and a run bike run re­lay at the sport’s grounds.

The Toko­roa Gun club will also be host­ing clay bird shoot­ing ahead of a climb up Col­sons Hill and the Toko­roa Club host­ing bowls, darts, and in­door row­ing.

There is no let up on Sun­day when com­peti­tors will gather at the oval in the sport’s grounds to com­pete in tar­get golf, an ob­sta­cle course, ball sport round, archery and a work out of the day.

Com­peti­tors will then move over to the ax­e­man’s rink be­fore the day fin­ishes with a moun­tain bike re­lay in Cougar Park.

Co­or­di­na­tor Larry Sul­li­van said while num­bers are down on pre­vi­ous years he was pleased by the cal­i­bre of en­trants and ex­pects a tight, well fought out leader board.

‘‘The whole week­end is a spec­ta­tor friendly event and of­fers great view­ing in all the are­nas,’’ he said.

‘‘Now into its 32nd year the event is a fundraiser for the Supersports Trust which sup­ports and grants funds to lo­cal ath­letes who gain na­tional hon­ours. Over the 32 years the trust has granted over $250,000 dol­lars to a range of lo­cal su­per­stars in a huge range of sports.’’

That in­cludes Ti­rau based world cham­pion cy­clist Jim Mcmur­ray.

Sul­li­van said the event was unique to the district and had sur­vived for so long be­cause of the co­op­er­a­tion and sup­port of many lo­cal sport­ing clubs and busi­ness.

‘‘The or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee is very grate­ful for their on­go­ing sup­port,’’ he said.

He also thanked all those who vol­un­teered.

‘‘The event would not hap­pen with­out the amaz­ing vol­un­teers who come out and of­fer their as­sis­tance over the week­end, it is just fan­tas­tic,’’ he said.

‘‘I get a list of peo­ple want­ing to lend a hand with­out hav­ing to ask. They come to me want­ing to help.’’

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