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Squash
Did you know that squash is widely considered to be the healthiest sport? This is because squash improves your aerobic fitness, burns off calories, boosts flexibility and sprint speed, improves hand-eye co-ordination, develops the strength and power of your muscles and boosts your cardiovascular fitness. If you're keen to give squash a try, simply turn up to the courts on our club nights, Mondays from 6pm (the door to the squash courts is opposite the tennis courts). People of all ages and abilities are welcome in our small, friendly club. Please wear non-marking soles. For enquiries contact Heather Lupton on 021 841 115.

Badminton
Players of all ages and abilities are welcome at our badminton club nights so if you are keen, simply turn up to our gymnasium on Tuesdays from 7.30pm. Only $3 per person, play as long as you like (please wear soft-soled shoes). Club racquets are available for you to borow at no cost and coaching available.

Rugby – senior
The prizegiving for the Otamatea Hawks Reserves and Premiers will be held on August 24 at our Sports Complex. All welcome.

Rugby – IMB
The Otamatea U14s and U16s will celebrate the end of their season with a prizegiving on Friday August 22, 6.30pm at the Maungaturoto Country Club. All family, friends and supporters are very welcome to attend.

Rugby – JMB
All family, friends and supporters of Eastern United JMB players are welcome to attend their prizegiving on Wednesday August 13, 4.30pm. A short AGM will be held before the start of the prizegiving.

Touch
It may still be the middle of winter, but the Touch season will roll around fast enough! I'm wanting some feedback on our next Touch module. Would you like the 8 week module to start in February like last time? Or would you prefer it starts in October so it finishes before Christmas. Please let me know your thoughts, thanks.

Softball
A few people have expressed an interest in playing softball at the Sports Complex, so I am wanting to gauge interest in the idea. If this is something that you or your child may be keen on, please contact me.

Taniwha Shield
The Taniwha Shield rugby tournament held recently at the KSA made a profit of $5,000. This money goes to the Rodney/Otamatea JMB sub-union and is earmarked for future Taniwha Shield campaigns.

World War l
At the Kaiwaka Sports Association, we will mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War by hosting a Centennial Dinner this Saturday 16th at 6.30pm. As well as a delicious meal, the evening will feature the Jaques band playing songs of the war and will involve members from the Mangawhai Cadet Unit, the Kaiwaka/Mangawhai Scouts, and the Hakaru RSA. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children (Y9 and under). Tickets available at Jaques Four Square or from KSA members.

Fundraising
Please help the Kaiwaka Sports Association raise money by doing the occasional survey by email. Every time you complete a survey we’ll get paid for it! This fundraising programme is run through a website called Buzz the People and they’ve raised nearly $500,000 for NZ charities since they started in 2005. When you do the surveys you’ll also have the chance to win prizes with monthly giveaways and the occasional big prize (they've given away three cars, laptops, iPhones and iPads, plus three lots of $10,000 cash over the same period). You can unsubscribe from Buzz any time you like and they never use member details for any promotional offers. Please register by clicking on the link on our website kaiwakasports.co.nz. Thank you for your support!

Congratulations…
… to Justin and Naomi Walker, winners of Sport Northland’s Sport Maker award! Justin and Naomi were nominated for their efforts with Eastern United JMB's Under 9's. Great job guys! The Lotto Volunteer

Foundation and Sport NZ have teamed up to support and celebrate the sport volunteers in our community who make sport happen – the Sport Makers. From the coaches and officials, to the uniform washers and administrators, a Sport Maker is someone who volunteers their time and effort for sport in the Northland region. Thanking a sport volunteer is easy. Sport Northland is encouraging people to say thank you to a Sport Maker by sending them an e-card to show your appreciation. Details at sportnorthland.co.nz.

Top of the Rock
Advance notice: the date for our next Top of the Rock multi-sport challenge has been set at Sunday February 8. This is one of Kaiwaka's biggest days of the year, so I hope you can join in!

Green belt graduates
image003(copy1)Ten students from Kaiwaka Sports Association martial arts club recently graduated to green belt – this is the midway point to black belt, and they will now be exposed to a level of training and discipline more indicative of their positions within the ranks. These students have been with the club since day one and are all very enthusiastic and dedicated kempo students. Pictured are Sam Woolley and Jayden O'Keefe wearing their new green belts.

The Martial Arts club, led by black belt instructor Craig Bennetts, offers Kempo and Tai Chi classes out of the KSA gymnasium. New members are welcome. For more information on the martial arts club, please contact Craig on 431 5170, 021 152 4466 or otamatea.kempo@farmside.co.nz.

■ Cheryl Anderson, KSA manager, 431 2051
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