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KSA Sports Briefs


Junior rugby
Our JMB club Eastern United celebrated the end of their season with a prizegiving at the Sports Complex last week. Congratulations to all prizewinners and thank you to Jennie Reynolds and her team of helpers for running a successful season.
On Saturday September 14 we will host an Under 18s rep match – King Country vs Vikings. Kickoff will be at 1pm, spectators welcome.

Junior netball
Our junior netball club will celebrate the end of their season with a prizegiving and BBQ at the Sports Complex on Friday August 30 from 5pm. Can all tracksuits and uniforms be returned to Melissa or Sharlene before this date please.

Our soccer club, the Kaipara Knights, will hold their end of season prizegiving at the Complex on Saturday September 21 at 11.30am. Please bring a plate for a shared lunch.

Farewell for OHS Principal
A function to recognise Haydn Hutching's service as Principal of Otamatea High School will be held on Saturday August 31. Starting at 4pm at Otamatea Marae then from 7pm at our Sports Complex. To register your attendance please contact the school on ohs@otamatea.school.net.

Portrait fundraiser
I am organising a portrait sitting day with well-known photographers Jack 'n' Jill Portraits as a fundraiser for the KSA. For just $10 you will receive a free sitting and a free 10” x 13” colour (or black and white) photo of your family. The photographers will be at the Sports Complex on Sunday September 29, so families simply ring me to book in which time slot they would like. Around two weeks later families return to collect their $10 photo and decide if they would like to purchase additional photos. At no times are families obligated to purchase additional photos.
Check out samples of Jack 'n' Jill’s portraits on their website www.jacknjill.co.nz. Family portraits are a wonderful keepsake and are also a great gift idea for family members! To make a booking, please get in touch with me (contact details below.)

Great funding news!
I applied for funding to the ASB Trust for $4,000 for a Tumbletrak Air Floor Pro, an inflatable tumbling strip that would be very valuable for our gymnastics club. We were all thrilled to hear that the grant has been approved, so a big thank you to the ASB Trust for their support.

Summer Touch
I am considering running a Touch module at the Sports Complex over the summer, but am wanting to gauge interest in the idea first. The module would be over 10 weeks, probably on a Sunday afternoon and would be a casual, friendly competition for mixed teams of men, women and teenagers. If you might be interested in participating please let me know (contact details below.)

Advance notice
2014 may seem like a long time away, but it will roll around quickly enough! Our two major events to be held early next year are the Otamatea Tennis Tournament held at our courts over Anniversary Weekend, and our annual multi-sport challenge – Top of the Rock – which will be held on Sunday February 9. It's not too early to start your training!
Cheryl Anderson, Kaiwaka Sports Assoc. manager, 431 2051

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