Proud to Host Halberg Event
November 19, 2015 at 8:09 PM
It was our pleasure to host the Saint Kentigern Halberg Junior Disability Sports Day at the Boys’ School today! This is the sixth year we have offered to hold the event at the Jubilee Sports Centre and it is growing every year. There were 75 Year 1-8 students from 35 schools taking part in more than 15 sports, including boccia, goalball, polybat, swish, blind cricket, ambulant football, powerchair football, waka ama, and sitting volleyball. Some of the activities offered the students the opportunity to ‘have a go’ at a new sport, while others were competitive with the chance to win prizes such as sports gear, vouchers and apparel.
As well as providing the venue, 80 Year 8 students from the Boys’ School volunteered their time at the various stations. The boys had received training to learn more about disability sport and how best to support the athletes on the day, and performed their tasks admirably. They kept scores, offered tips in the sports, encouraged the competitors and assisted the visitors around our facilities. They can be very proud of how they conducted themselves and for helping to give the guests an enjoyable experience.
The day ended with prize-giving where Jean-Luc Gofton was named the top helper. Halberg Disability Sport Foundation chief executive Shelley McMeeken thanked the boys for the ‘fantastic’ part they played during the day and Deputy Principal Mr Grayson Aspinall for co-organising the event. Like Mrs McMeeken, we hope we have helped to kick off the journey of a future Paralympian!
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