Aims Games Team travel today

Our team of 28 students, two Year 9 Umpires and 15 support coaches/parents/managers travel today to Tauranga for the 16th Aims Games – International Sporting Championship for Year 7/8 Students. There will be over 11,500 competitors in 23 Sports from 368 schools form over New Zealand an the Pacific!

We are competing in 11 sports with our athletes competing tomorrow in Gymnastics, Cross country and Rock Climbing. We then go to the Opening Ceremony with 5000 other athletes (there are two of these ceremonies!). On Monday we have Hockey, Swimming, Tennis, Futsal and Badminton competitors underway as well as Rock Climbing continuing. The tournament goes till Friday and we fly back to Christchurch next Saturday.

We thank God for the gifts and talents of these students and the opportunity to be a light for Him at the tournament.

We thanks the school for this opportunity and our school community for supporting our fundraising

If you want to follow our progress, download the Aims Games App.

Here is a tentative timetable of our students (but it does change and depends on results):

Sports Draws (as at 5.9.19)

Rock Climbing (Isla and Sam) @ROCKTOPIA

Sunday 8th – 8.30am Managers’ Meeting

Qualifying 9am – 11.30am Year 7 Girls, 2pm-4pm Year 8 Boys

Tuesday 10th – Top 30 Quarterfinals 2pm-3pm Year 7 Girls, 5.30-7pm Year 8 Boys

Wednesday 11th – Top 15 Semi Finals 2pm-3pm Year 7 Girls, 5.30-7pm Year 8 Boys

Thursday 12th – Top 5 Finals 2pm-3pm Year 7 Girls, 5.00-6pm Year 8 Boys Prize-giving to follow


Gymnastics (Renee) @ARGOS GYM

Sunday 8th – 9.00am Managers’ Meeting

Women’s Artistic Advanced Senior – Warm Up 12pm and compete 12.20pm approx.

Prize-giving at approx. 2.15pm


Cross Country (Tessa, Elliot, Henry, Ethan L, Tobias, Sam) @WAIPUNA PARK

Sunday 8th – 9.00am Managers’ Meeting

Year 7 Girls, 3km 10.00am

Year 8 Boys, 3km 11.55pm

Individual Prize-giving at 12.30pm approx.

6 x 1km Relay: 1.00pm



Monday 9th 8.30am Managers’ Meeting

From 9.00am-10.30am

Josh F v. Zac Story (Northcross Int.) Court 8

Josh F. v. Liam Rorison (Mt. Manganui Int.) Court 8

Tuesday 10th – From 1.45pm-3.00pm approx.

Josh F v. Aveer Virk (5-8 seed) (Rototuna Junior High) Court 8

Josh F. v. Zhiar Hughes (Tolaga Bay Area School Kuranui) Court 8

Wednesday 11th – Knockout play in divisions



Monday 9th 7.45am Managers’ Meeting at the Mount Manganui Tennis Club

9.00am Alasdair v. Ben Honey

11.00am match (if wins)……



Monday 9th 10.00am Managers’ Meeting at Arataki Community Centre

2.00pm Warm Ups Events from 2.30pm-9.00pm

Tuesday 10th

2.00pm Warm Ups FINALS Events from 2.30pm-9.00pm (if qualifies)



Futsal (Henry (c), Tobias, Ollie, Ethan W, Ethan L, Ollie, Elliot G, Alasdair)  TRUSTPOWER ARENA, BAYPARK

Monday 9th 8.00am Managers’ Meeting at Trustpower Arena, Baypark

5.40pm Court 2 Hillview v. Sommerville Int.

Tuesday 10th

12.20pm Court 2 Hillview v. Tamatea Int.

6.20pm Court 3 Hillview v. Otumoetai Int.

Wednesday 11th

8.20am Court 1 Hillview v. Bethlehem College

3.40pm Court 3 Hillview v. Farm Cove Int.

Thursday/Friday tbc


Hockey 6 a side BOYS (Jesse (c), Nathan, Sam T, Eli, Cameron, Olie, Josh B, Sam F, Josh F)@ BLAKE PARK and BETHLEHEM COLLEGE

Monday 9th 8.00am Managers’ and Umpires’ Meeting at Blake Park

11.40am Hillview v. Ferguson Int. (Otara) @ Port (Blake Park)

7.10pm Hillview v. Mt. Manganui Int. @ Bethlehem College 1

Tuesday 10th

2.10pm Hillview v. Raroa Normal Int. @ Bethlehem College 1

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday tbc


Hockey 6 a side GIRLS (Tessa (c), Isla, Brianna, Antonia, Lily N, Lilly D, Charlie, Susannah, Grace, Naomi)@ BLAKE PARK

Monday 9th 8.00am Managers’ and Umpires’ Meeting at Blake Park

(5.30pm Raroa Normal Int. v. Papamoa Collge @ Bethlehem College)

Tuesday 10th

12.10pm Hillview v. Papamoa College @ Port (Blake Park)

7.10pm Hillview v. Raroa Normal Int. @ Beach (Blake Park)

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday tbc


Multisport (Elliot G and Elliott P) @ MCLAREN FALLS

Tuesday 10th 1.00pm Managers’ Meeting at McLaren Falls

1.30pm Guided tour and 1.30pm-3.30pm Course Open for inspection

Wednesday 11th

9.00am Race Briefing – Year 8 Boys’ approx. 10.30am?


Mountain Biking (Elliott P) @ SUMMERHILL PARK – PAPAMOA

Wednesday 11th 5.00pm Managers’ Meeting @ Summerhill

3.00pm-6.00pm Course Open for practice

Thursday 12th

10.30am Year 8 Boys’ Race

Love Tennis-Opawa Tennis Club Registration and Open Days this weekend.

This weekend, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September, between 1 – 4 pm is our Love Tennis Open Day
🎾 Come along to register and play. Drop-in for three minutes or stay the full three hours. Find out about coaching and Inter club options.
🎾 Junior Members: are welcome both days, however, Seniors have their social play on the Saturday  so more courts will be available on the Sunday. If you are unsure if your child should remain in Hot Shots or move onto Inter club please still register and send your query to Andrea Andrea will be sending out pre-season Inter Club training times on Monday the 9th. This is an opportunity for all players to come and see the coaches to sort teams.
 🎾 Can’t make it this weekend, you are very welcome to register on-line (see email sent on 19th August 2019). Please make sure you register by the end of the weekend,
🎾 Bring along a friend, we’d love to have more members to make our club even better. We have a special deal for new adult members joining the club. ***Only $150.00 for all new adult members joining the club for the first time if you pay on the day***
🎾 If anyone would like a copy of the latest AGM and annual accounts, please ask by return email.
Opawa Tennis Junior Administrator

PH: 0212327141 (Text preferred)