Golf, hockey and martial arts were just a few of the 13 different sports Franklin school students were able to participate in last Wednesday.
Counties Manukau Sport (CMS) hosted the first in what is hoped to be a series of ‘Have a Go’ days, where children are given the opportunity to participate in new sports or learn skills that may not have tried before.
CMS Franklin District Co-ordinator, Adam Chwesik, explained that schools who participated in sporting events in the Franklin district were invited to attend the free event.
“It is about getting the kids active, and exposing them to different sports. We have local clubs who are teaching the students the basics, which also helps establish the school-club link,” he said.
Around 250 students from Paerata, Glenbrook, Mauku, Aka Aka, Meremere and Mangatawhiri took part in baseball, hockey, touch, ultimate frisbee and gymsport just to name a few.
“By the end of the day, the groups should have experienced nine different sports. We have had a good response so far and the kids are having a lot of fun. We are looking forward to being able to host more of these days in the future.”