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Early Christmas gift for youth groups

Thursday December 14, 2017 Written by Published in Local
412 Youth representative Ned Marsters receives a new badminton set from Hebrew Tom. 17121308 412 Youth representative Ned Marsters receives a new badminton set from Hebrew Tom. 17121308

Youth leaders across the island were invited by the Cook Islands Badminton Association (CIBA) to participate in a “ShuttleTime” badminton workshop last Thursday.

 

The aim of the workshop was for the youth leaders to learn basic skills and fun badminton games that can then be taught to their respective church groups.

CIBA president Thomas Mereana-Ngauru said 11 youth leaders from around the island met at St Joseph’s Hall for the workshop.

Each group was gifted 20 racquets, 24 plastic shuttles and two nets to help implement the programme as part of their youth activities.

“The objectives of the Shuttletime programme is to make badminton more accessible to our children and youth and to keep them healthy and active,” Mereana-Ngauru said.

And it’s the first of many workshops CIBA intends to run for youth groups on the island, he added.

“If you are part of a group that would be interested in having badminton as a part of your activities, let us know.”

Each group must send at least three leaders to the workshop and supply photos each time they deliver classes in their church.

“It was awesome to see members of 412 Youth Ministry from the Celebration Church getting right into it and having fun with their new equipment after their Friday night service,” he said.

Cook Islands Badminton thanks the World Badminton Federation for the great opportunity and the equipment. 

“Also a big thank you to those group leaders who took the time to participate in the ‘ShuttleTime’ workshop, said Mereana-Ngauru.

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