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The Spartans(copy)Touch
After eight weeks of a friendly but competitive touch module, the finals were held - congratulations to the winning teams:  1st $300 The Spartans; 2nd $200 Illuminati; 3rd $100 Butterfingers.

Thank you to photographers Teresa Brown and Chantelle Peeni, to Kauri Springs for their donation of bottled water, to finals referees Mike, Gerrin, Rose and Hira, to Luke Connelly for providing the prizegiving hangi and to Holly Anderson for her help through-out the module. Although the touch module was originally just going to be a one-off, feedback from all of the eight teams is greatly in favour of having another module next summer – so that's what we'll do!

Taniwha Shield
We are pleased to announce that the Kaiwaka Sports Association will host the prestigious Northland Taniwha Shield rugby tournament. The Taniwha Shield is a 5-day tournament for Years 7 & 8 representative rugby teams from all over Northland and will be held over the last week of the July school holidays. This will be great for our community as it will bring in a huge influx of visitors – players, management, parents and supporters.

The first practices for the Kaipara Knights Soccer Club are Wednesday April 16, 3pm at the Maungaturoto Primary School for 10th grade and younger, and 4pm at Otamatea High School for 12th grade.

All people interested in playing for our club this season who have not yet registered are asked to make urgent contact. Teams must be registered by Easter to be included in the ROSA draw. The soccer season runs from Saturday May 10 until early September. Games are played on Saturdays at Port Albert Do-main, usually at the same time each week.

The Kaipara Knights Soccer Club involves players from Matakohe to Kaiwaka, from about 4-years-old to adults. Over 17s play open grade. All teams are mixed gender. Fees start from $40 per player, and include a family concession. To register please contact Lindell Ferguson on 431 2542 or email blferguson@voda-fone.co.nz or contact Mark Flannagan on 431 8900 or email mflannagan@xtra.co.nz.

Thinking of gymnastics as an after school activity for term two? Please go to our website www.kaiwa-kasports.co.nz to download a registration form and then email it to gymnasticsotamatea@gmail.com as soon as possible, as over the next week classes will be rearranged to try to accommodate the waiting list for term two. Any enquiries to Stephanie Brown 022 362 4998

Rugby – junior
The JMB season kicked off with a bang last Satur-day with a combined opening day at our sports com-plex. U7s, U9s and U11s from Tomarata, Maung-aturoto, Eastern United, Paparoa and Wellsford clubs all played throughout the morning. A huge crowd of supporters came along to cheer on the boys and girls!

Rugby – senior
The next home game for the Otamatea Hawks will be against Old Boys Marist on Saturday April 19 at the KSA. Reserves kick off at 12.30pm then Premiers at 2.15pm. The next Otamatea Rugby Club meeting will be Tuesday April 15, 7pm at the sports complex.


Lines have now been painted in our car park to better indicate the No Parking areas. There is no parking in front of the gate by the swimming pool (this is the accessway for ambulances) and no parking on the concreted area between the gymnasium and the noticeboard. Thank you.  „ Cheryl Anderson, Kaiwaka Sports Assoc. manager, 431 2051, kaiwakasports@gmail.com

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