This summer, the North Island Colgate Games will celebrate its 40th anniversary, and Auckland has been chosen as the location.
The event is open to children aged 7-14 and will be held at Mt Smart Stadium, providing a fantastic opportunity for kids to get involved with athletics, and to compete in a large scale competition without costing Mums and Dads a bucket load in travel and accommodation costs. Waiuku Athletics Club is encouraging all keen kids to “have a go” and join up for the athletics season.
Club President Paul Gardiner says, “Kids don’t need to have any previous experience to have a go at athletics. All they need is a willingness to give things a try, good listening skills so they can learn, and a positive attitude. The North Island Colgate Games is such a great event, it’s like a mini Olympics for kids.”
He adds, “We hold club nights every Monday during athletics season. The kids train for different run distances and are timed so they can see their progress. They also learn field events such as long jump, high jump, shot put and discus. There are lots of friendly Open Day competitions during the season where kids can compete against other clubs in preparation for Colgate Games. We welcome kids as young as two years of age and it’s one of the cheapest sports around!”
Waiuku Athletics Club are holding registration nights on the 18th and 25th of September from 4pm-5.30pm at the Waiuku Netball Courts. Visit their Facebook page “Waiuku Athletics” for more information.