Sports give youth opportunities to shine

LIGHTWEIGHT RUGBY: Gisborne Intermediate School yesterday hosted the Bay of Plenty/Poverty Bay Schools Lightweight Rugby Festival for 10-a-side teams. The festival was created for those students who often miss out on further rugby due to their light build and gives them an opportunity to showcase their skills against students of similar stature. Ilminster, Gisborne, Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Mokoia, Taupo, Taradale and Heretaunga intermediate schools took part. Ilminster’s Gibson Poi strides away with Taradale’s Te Hata Ngapera in pursuit during the lightweight rugby festival. Picture by Liam Clayton

Ilminster’s Lukas Fry fends off Taradale’s Harry Campbell during the lightweight rugby festival. Picture by Liam Clayton
Taradale’s Carter Frame-Tavita (left) and Gis Int’s Liam Beattie in a tangle. Picture by Liam Clayton
Gisborne’s George Allan in the schools invitation surfing challenge. Picture by Liam Clayton
Tom Pinto of Sonrise Christian School in primary school badminton. Picture by Paul Rickard

GISBORNE sporting stars of the future get plenty of opportunity to develop. In the past week, young sporting men and women have had events in lightweight rugby, primary school badminton and a Gisborne Boys’ High School invitational surfing competition that drew entries from Taranaki and Bay of Plenty.

GISBORNE sporting stars of the future get plenty of opportunity to develop. In the past week, young sporting men and women have had events in lightweight rugby, primary school badminton and a Gisborne Boys’ High School invitational surfing competition that drew entries from Taranaki and Bay of Plenty.

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