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KSA Sports Briefs

Our Touch Module will finish this Sunday March 29. The eight teams have enjoyed playing competitive, fun matches, and there are several teams in the running to win the prize money. Spectators are welcome to come along to watch the finals and attend the prizegiving. There will be a hangi available – a fundraiser for the Otamatea Marae.

Rugby – Junior
Eastern United JMB caters for boys and girls for U7s, U9s and U11s. If you have a child who is keen to play please contact Naomi Walker on 431 2750. Trainings will be at our grounds on Wednesdays: U7s at 5pm, U9s at 5.30pm and U11s at 6pm.

A Small Blacks coaching course will be held at the Kaiwaka Sports Complex on Monday April 20 at 6.30pm. This is a requirement for all coaches of rugby teams from U7s to U13s.

Rugby – Intermediate
This year we are fielding an U16s team and an U14s team. If you have a boy who is keen to play rugby this season, please contact Heather Lupton on 021 841 115. Trainings are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.30pm at the Maungaturoto Country Club.

Rugby – Senior
The Otamatea Hawks, are holding their trainings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our grounds. New players welcome, please arrive by 6pm.

Our squash club has restarted after a short break over the warmer months. 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 squash queries, contact Heather Lupton on 021 841 115.

Boys and girls hockey trials will be held on Thursday March 19 & 26, 3.30–5pm at the Otamatea High School astroturf. From the trials a collegiate boys and collegiate girls team will be selected. A mixed team will also be named to travel to Hockey New Zealand Mixed Tournament. For hockey enquiries, please contact Robyn Bruce on 027 751 3458.

Junior Netball
Thank you to Jody Grieg and Pat Buxton who will be coaching our junior netball teams this year. Practices will be at our courts at 2.30pm on Thursdays, starting Thursday March 26. If you have a boy or girl who wishes to play netball, please contact Pat Buxton on 431 2677.

Netball – OHS
Thank you to everyone involved in the OHS netball trials – umpires, selectors and registration officials. The club is looking for two coaches for its junior netball teams (Year 7 & 8), and also for people to help out on the committee. If you'd like to foster young netball talent please contact Nikola Kemp on 021 137 9149.

Netball – Fast Five
I'm thinking of running a Fast Five netball tournament – in our gymnasium possibly on a Sunday afternoon, during the winter, for maybe 6 weeks. I'm wanting to gauge interest first to see if there will be enough people to make it viable. If you're interested, please contact me.

Gymsport NZ run a Coach In Training course called Xtend which is open to all junior coaches. This year Holly Kenyon and Holly Anderson have signed up and enjoyed their first module last weekend. The module was a mix of training, teamwork and fun, and both Holly's came away from the weekend feeling more confident about their coaching and looking forward to the next module.

There will be a gymnastics meeting held in the gymnasium foyer or all parents, coaches and interested parties this Tuesday March 24 at 7.15pm.

Classic Car Day
If you are a fan of classic cars – hot rods, muscle cars, street rods and speciality cars – come along to the Sports Complex this Saturday March 28. There will be a classic cars competion to tie in with Kaiwaka School gala day. For enquiries on the Classic Car Day, please contact Clare Borck on 027 522 8477.

Kaiwaka Sports Awards
For our annual Sports Awards, our affiliated clubs nominate their members in the categories of Senior Sportsperson of the Year, Junior Sportsperson of the Year, Service to Sport and the Greg McRae Memorial Trophy. Did you know that Kaiwaka is the smallest town in New Zealand to hold its own Sports Awards! The awards dinner will be held on Thursday April 16 with emcee Markby from More FM. Tickets are on sale at Jaques Four Square.

Emergency accessway
Please note that the gate in our carpark which leads onto the field (next to the swimming pool) is our emergency accessway for ambulances. It is painted yellow on the ground and has a ‘Keep Clear’ sign on it. Please do not park in front of the gate.

■ Cheryl Anderson, KSA manager, 431 2051, kaiwakasports@gmail.com

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