Launch of the South Zone Sprint Series
The Counties Manukau Orienteering Club (CMOC) is proud to announce its Southern Zone Sprint Series, taking place across seven schools in South Auckland in February and March 2023.
The Southern Zone Sprint Series gives intermediate and college students in grades 7-13 the opportunity to experience orienteering in an accessible setting – a local school grounds – and builds confidence while promoting physical fitness, resilience and problem solving. The Southern Zone Sprint Series is suitable for young beginners and experienced riders and is free to participants, thanks to a generous grant from CLM Community Sport. The 2023 events will take place on Mondays after school at the following locations:
- February 13: Waiuku College
- February 20: Wesley College
- February 27: Papatoetoe College
- March 6: Pukekohe High School
- March 13: Rosehill College
- March 20: ACG Strathallan
- March 27: Manurewa High School.
The Southern Zone Sprint Series will officially launch on Tuesday 15 November at the Pukekohe Showgrounds, with special guests Christo Peters (General Manager of Orienteering New Zealand), representatives from College Sport Auckland, sports coordinators from area schools and members of the CMOC Executive. Committee.
“After three years of cancellations and truncated orienteering seasons due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are delighted to bring this series of events back to middle and university students in South Auckland,” said John Robinson, organizer of the Southern Zone Sprint series.
Robinson, a former Commonwealth Games athlete whose passion for running and commitment to youth sport is invaluable to New Zealand’s orienteering community, continued: “The Southern Zone Series Sprint kicks off the year of orienteering and is a popular series of events for young people It’s a great way for young people to take part in an enjoyable sport for everyone, whatever their level physical condition or skill.
Robinson encourages all students who wish to try orienteering to participate in the South Zone Sprint Series. “Even if you’ve never done orienteering before, we’ll guide and encourage you – there are always people to help, and all are welcome.”
Students interested in participating in the Southern Zone Sprint Series should contact their school’s athletic coordinator or visit cmoc.co.nz for more information.
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