Sport Northland is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Tamara Heremaia to the role of Northland Secondary School Events Coordinator. Tamara comes most recently from Whangarei Netball where she has been Netball Coach and Leadership Development Coordinator. Through this role she has had contact in schools with teachers and sport coordinators and is looking forward to the new challenges the secondary school events role presents. Tamara begins her role on June 4th.
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Top Town in Pouto
Pouto is a primary school 60km out of Dargaville. Given the school’s isolation it was determined to run a Top Town type of day where the students could demonstrate their developing skills through a range of fun activities... more
1200 Run & Walk in Paihia
Sunday 12 May was a picture perfect day for the Jennian Homes Mother's Day Run/Walk in Paihia. Who can you spot in the photos... here
Sport Thought with Brent Eastwood
Sport Northland's Involvement with the Whangarei Aquatic Centre... more
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Volunteers Making it Happen in Sport – South Hokianga Volleyball
posted: 29 June 2012
Volunteers in Sport – South Hokianga Volleyball
Over the past 8 weeks, a social volleyball competition coordinated by local sports volunteer Hayley Paul has been operating out of Opononi Area School Gym. The competition has 8 teams from the South Hokianga area participating in a sport that has not been played in the area for quite a while.
Hayley set out the format and organised all of the administration tasks of the competition. As a result of this, experienced local players were able to volunteer their time to officiate, score and record the outcome of matches for the entire competition - which removed a lot of the burden from the lead organiser.
The competition was held as a ‘round robin’ with two games per team each night. The last night was a finals night with the ‘Nobodees’ claiming the title as the champions.
Experienced players had noticed the varying level of skills from different players. Two brothers, Steven and Charles Cassidy volunteered to take 30 minute coaching and practice sessions before games commenced to help novice players increase their skill level. This made the players’ experience more enjoyable and also increased the quality of the games.
Although the competition has already commenced, the volunteer coaches will continue to run the coaching sessions throughout the holidays for anyone that is interested in playing during this time. The competition will continue next term and all teams will assist in running the games for an evening each.
For more information about the competition contact Hayley Paul on phone 09 405 7345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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