Applications now open for Tairawhiti Rising Legends

OUR region’s most talented young athletes have until the end of November to apply for the 2020 Tairawhiti Rising Legends squad and get on the path to achieving their highest potential.

Tairawhiti Rising Legends (TRL) is an initiative run by Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti to provide athletes with developmental support, mentoring, workshops and a $1000 scholarship. Athletes must be living in the Tairāwhiti region and aged between 14 and 17 to be eligible.

“Our region’s coaches, clubs and families are fantastic at developing promising young athletes and our goal with the TRL programme is to continue preparing them for the high-performance sporting environment outside of the region,” Talent Lead, Carl Newman said.

Since the programme began in 2007, many of the TRL athletes have gone on to become New Zealand and world champions, Commonwealth Games medallists, even Olympians.

The TRL programme draws on expertise from many quarters including the Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti management team, High Performance Sport New Zealand and an advisory group to give athletes the support they need to succeed.

TRL athletes attend individual mentor sessions covering nutrition, mental skills and life planning, as well as group expert-led sessions on public speaking, media and sponsorship, and strength and conditioning.

“These workshops are designed to prepare our young athletes for the challenges of sport at the elite level and help them continue their training programmes when they leave the area.”

“We’re fortunate to have so many rising sports legends in our community and we encourage these athletes to apply for the 2020 squad. Seeing them go on to achieve excellent results on a national and world stage is a very rewarding aspect of the programme,” Mr Newman said.

Applications for the 2020 Tairāwhiti Rising Legends squad close on 22 November 2019. For more information, contact Carl Newman, Talent Lead, at Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti on 868 9943 ext. 719 or click here. 

School’s out – School Holiday Programmes on offer

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Keep the tamariki busy and active these holidays! Below are a list of school holiday programmes by local sports clubs and organisations.

Poverty Bay Cricket Holiday Programme

Up to Year 8 Kids
Mon 17th – Thurs 20th July,
Showgrounds Event Centre
Years 4 – 6 (9am – 11am)
Year 6 – 8 (11am – 1pm)
Working alongside Poverty Bay Cricket coaches you will receive:
Specialist coaching in batting, pace bowling, spin bowling, wicket keeping and fielding. The chance to try things out in games, scenarios and Fun matches
Total cost $45
To register please contact Dave McDonald on 0274655114 or dave@pbcricket.co.nz

Central Football holiday programme

Holiday Fun Football is an action-packed holiday programme for kids aged 7-12. It’s a great way for boys and girls to have fun and develop their football skills whether they are total beginners or committed players.

Each session includes skill based training, so kids can learn the tricks and techniques to become better players. There are also plenty of chances to play football games in a fun environment, and experience the thrill of putting those skills into practice.

Where: Gisborne Girls High School Gym, Wellington Street
When: Monday 10th of July — 13th of July 2017
Time: 9am-3pm
Who for:  5-12 year olds.
Bring plenty of food & water for the day, along with boots, shin pads or shoes for the gym floor (must wear socks.)
Cost: $35 per day or $120 for 4 days
Click here to register 

Comet Swim Club Holiday Programmes

Learn to Swim: Elgin learners Pool
Wk 1: 10th-14th July
Wk 2: 17th-21st July
Contact Toni Durston
0275131888
Email cometnz@ihug.co.nz
Ph 068670698

Stroke Development: Gisborne Olympic Pool Complex
Wk 1: 10th-13th July
Wk 2: 17th-21st July
Contact Bianca Shaw
0272632067
Email cometnz@ihug.co.nz
Ph 068670698

Gisborne Gymnastics Club Circus School

Tues 11th – Thurs 13th July
9am to 3pm
Where? Gisborne Gymnastics Club, Electrinet Sports Centre in Aberdeen Rd/ Stanley Rd
Cost per day: $50 or $130 for 3 days, age 5 to 12 years
Contact: txt Nicola 0210319606
email: gisgymoffice@gmail.com

Poverty Bay Hockey Holiday Camp

Learn  some  new  skills and  play  some  fun  games!
Under 11 (8, 9, 10 years of age)
Tuesday 11 July & Wednesday 12 July; 9am-12noon
$50 per person

Under 13 (11, 12, 13 years of age)
Tuesday 11 July & Wednesday 12 July; 1pm-4pm
$50 per person

Register online at www.pbhockey.co.nz
Registrations close on the 9th July 2017.
Email enquiries to secretary@pbhockey.co.nz

Eastland Port Trampoline Club

Open Days – (a fundraiser to support club members travelling to NZ Nationals in October).  A chance for the kids to bounce, jump and explore trampolining.

Thursday 13 July
10am-11.30am: 5-8 year olds
11.30am-1pm: 9 years and over

Thursday 20 July
10am-11.30am: 5-8 year olds
11.30am-1pm: 9 years and over

Cost:  $5 per child per session

Venue:  Electrinet Sports Centre, Aberdeen Road
No registration required, coffee and baking available

Netball Holiday Camp

Run by the Campion College Senior A Netball Team
For boys and girls in school years 4, 5 and 6. Each day runs from 9am – 3pm, and is $15 per day.
In the Campion College Gym
Bring a packed lunch, your netball shoes and a water bottle.
Week 1: Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th
Week 2: Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th

If you are interested in attending please text or email your child’s name and days wishing to attend to 021815905 or gb13005@campioncollege.school.nz, limited spaces available!
 

 

WASS – The New, Improved Wednesday Sport

WASS bannerAs our Wednesday Sport programme is approaching its 4th birthday, we decided it was time for a new name and a new look, so that we could continue to engage Tairawhiti Youth. Wednesday After-School Sport is an active response to the dwindling sports participation rates in our region. Every Wednesday hundreds of students from the majority of Tairawhiti high schools take part in a range of sports at venues around the city, and up the coast. All the sports provided are free, thanks to the generous support of KiwiSport, and transport options are made available.

After much deliberation, countless whiteboards and a fair amount of coffee, we landed on WASS, a simple abbreviation of Wednesday After School Sport. The logo represents many things, the arrow being our vision of the growth of sporting participation in Secondary Schools. The interlinking Korus represent the constant growth and change of the program, required to meet the constantly changing needs of today’s sporting participant. Finally, the Mere is symbolic of our fight against the negative sport and health trends in the region, and the approach required to achieve our dream of a healthier, more active Tairawhiti.

WASS also comes with a brand-new set of exciting activities on offer for term 1. The term 1 menu can be viewed below, and students can sign up through their school or online, with this form

WASS Term 1 Menu