New balls for foot­ballers

Waihi Leader - - Front Page - BY ME­LANIE CAMOIN news@wai­

Waihi ju­nior foot­ballers re­ceived brand new balls to up their game next sea­son.

The balls were part of a na­tion­wide give­away from BKT, an im­porter and dis­trib­u­tor of tyres, to ru­ral schools and sports teams.

Waihi Bridge­stone Tyres, which is a BKT client put their hand up to help dis­trib­ute some balls in the Waihi com­mu­nity.

The lo­cal foot­ballers were given 90 balls — 40 of them go­ing to the play­ers, 15 dis­trib­uted to day­care cen­tres and more will soon be re­dis­tributed lo­cally, ju­nior coach Rudy Sas said.

Un­der the BKT ini­tia­tive 10, 000 rugby and soc­cer balls have been dis­trib­uted across the coun­try with the help of lo­cal tyre cen­tres.

Waihi Ju­nior foot­ball has had its last out­ing for the sea­son last Sun­day.

The team fin­ished with a fun ses­sion which in­cluded var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties and fin­ished with a fun game fea­tur­ing par­ents against the kids.

Both age groups earnt brag­ging rights as the young­sters beat their par­ents show­ing off what they had learnt all sea­son.

This was fol­lowed by a bar­be­cue pro­vided by Ged and Belinda Burke, some sweets and a prize giv­ing to top it all off.

The kids all re­ceived each a cer­tifi­cate and a brand new ball to keep up their skills over the sum­mer for when they come back next year at the start of term two.

The balls were part of a pro­mo­tion or­gan­ised be­tween the Waihi AFC Ju­nior club and lo­cal busi­ness Waihi Bridge­stone tyre cen­tre.

Richard and I would like to thank Peter, Rhonda and Steve for mak­ing this pos­si­ble, and it was a nice bonus to be able to give each of the kids their very own ball.

The club would like to thank Cory and Al­ton Drilling who do­nated a con­tainer and de­liv­ered it free of charge to Mor­gan Park for stor­ing all our foot­ball equip­ment.

We also thank Jean­nine Wiki and OceanaGold for their con­tin­ued sup­port with the club that is steadily grow­ing and where the kids are def­i­nitely show­ing good im­prove­ment and re­ally en­joy­ing them­selves. It cer­tainly helps to have you on board.

It has been an­other suc­cess­ful year and we trust you have all en­joyed it and hope to see you all again next sea­son.


Waihi ju­nior foot­ball crew with their new balls.


One of the Ju­nior play­ers, Lachy Sole with his cer­tifi­cate and new ball.

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