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Porritt Classic

29 March 2022 • Events

Athletics Waikato Bay of Plenty modified G12/13 IP event - Saturday 26th March at Porritt Stadium

With the cancellation of the G12/G13 IP’s in Dunedin, AWBOP through Louise Young (Waikato Development Advisor) put together an event for those that had registered their interest plus any other athletes in the age group to register for a modified coaching/competition event.

This consisted of a 2-hour coaching session from 10am-12pm which the athletes rotated through three different events – sprint hurdles, high jump, and discus.  Athletics NZ qualified coaches led these sessions – Criss Strange (hurdles), Ashleigh Sando (high jump) and Kevin Bradley (discus).  Feedback from the athletes from these sessions was hugely positive, with them saying how much they learnt and could put in place in their training for the next season.  Coaches and parents alike also said how valuable and enjoyable the coaching sessions were for the athletes.

With a short break for lunch the athletes then participated in a modified competition.  Events on offer were 80m hurdles, 100m, 600m, 1500m, long jump and shot put.  Even though the athletes had preregistered for their events, it was great to see some more take up the challenge of the 80m hurdles, after their experience and confidence they took from their coaching session.  There were certainly some good performances from the athletes, especially after their morning coaching sessions and the heat of the day.

A big thanks need to go to our coaches three coaches – Ashleigh, Criss and Kevin, Teresa Mumby who collated entries and the support from clubs and parents who assisted with running of events and for transporting the athletes to Porritt.  We can’t forget our athletes, who were friendly, polite, challenged themselves, had fun and totally open to learning.

Sally Kerr, AWBOP Chair commented “It was encouraging to be able to put on an event for our rangatahi in the weekend after a challenging season.  Athletics is about coaching, competing and community – and it was wonderful to see athletes from across the region coming together.  Please whanau and clubs keep an eye out over upcoming months for other events – and athletes, keep on getting out there whether it is doing cross country or training or doing other winter sports.”

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