Youngsters all set for summer sports fun

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As the holidays come to an end, the Waitaki Community Recreation Centre and Sport Waitaki have combined forces to create a week-long programme to keep youngsters well entertained and active with a range of sports on offer.

Sport Waitaki’s Kate Cartwright said the plan was to offer children the opportunity to partake in a wide variety of sports.

“Our aim is to introduce children to a number of new sports they may have not experienced, while having fun and keeping active,” she said.

“Each session is taken by an experienced coach. These local volunteers are all passionate about passing on their vast knowledge of the sport to children.”

The Waitaki Community Recreation Centre’s Diane Talanoa said generous local funding has played a crucial role in ensuring the programme remains at the low cost of $5 per day or $20 for the week.

“We are very grateful for support from the Rotary Club of Oamaru, allowing us to keep this programme at a reasonable cost,” she said.

Around half the spaces for the week have already been booked so those interested can register online now at www.sportsground.co.nz/waitakicrc or contact Sport Waitaki on 03 434 9379 or the Waitaki Community Recreation Centre on 03 434 6932.

Waitaki Community Recreation Centre’s January 20-24 schedule for primary and intermediate children:

9.30am – 12.40pm.

January 20 Healthy Eating for Sports Stars and Ultimate Frisbee

January 21 Triathlon / Duathlon and Table Tennis

January 22 Basketball and Gymnastics

January 23 Touch and Netball

January 24 The Amazing Race.

By JAMES FORD

PHOTO: Elizabeth Plieger playing Speedminton during the October 2013 Active Kids Holiday ProgrammeSUPPLIED.