Big day for school athletes gets closer

Monday September 25, 2017 Written by Published in Other Sports

The Prince of Wales Athletics Championship 2017 will be held on Wednesday September 27 from 7.00am-3pm at the BCI National Stadium.


This interschool event is a great day out, with the island’s up and coming athletes competing for top placing and trophies.

This year’s host schools, Apii Takitumu and Titikaveka College, the Rarotonga Primary School Sports Council and CITC are excited to announce that this is the second year of a five-year sponsorship arrangement. 

Principal Carly Ave is extremely grateful for the financial contribution and organisation that George George and the CITC team have made to this year’s event. Without their assistance the smaller schools find it difficult to fund such a high profile large event, she says.

Ave also notes that there has been an excellent handover process this year between last year’s host school, Apii Te Uki Ou and Apii Takitumu and Erin Quirke has been an integral part of guiding this year’s Apii Takitumu Athletics committee.

 CITC will be the major sponsor, along with suppliers Sanitarium, Watties, Anchor Milk, BioPak and Nike.

Ave is pleased to have CITC promoting their values of healthy food choices, healthy drinks and recycling on the day. All stall holders will offer only healthy food choices in line with the CITC promotion and Apii Takitumu’s healthy food policy.

The company’s involvement provides much-needed support for the event which benefits athletes and officials. There will be extra marquees, sunscreen and water refill stations.

CITC, in association with Sanitarium, will also offer a breakfast for all registered athletes between 7am and 8am.

Rarotonga principals and teachers were pleased to hear of this initiative and hope all athletes will take advantage of the generous offer, organisers say.

Planning, strong working relationships and six weeks of communication between Apii Takitumu and Titikaveka College, CITC, Rarotonga’s primary school sports staff, Rarotonga principals, Athletics Cook Islands and CISNOC will all come together on Wednesday.

The Prince of Wales athletic championship will be supported by 101 volunteers who will spend the day working as officials.

This year’s host schools Apii Takitumu and Titikaveka College thank everyone who has given their time to prepare for this wonderful event.

Gates open at 7.00am and all registered athletes are encouraged to come and enjoy breakfast.

The Parade of Athletes will begin at 8.30am and the first events on the junior track will start at 9:00am.

There is no entry fee this year. This will hopefully encourage more families to come and support their children, their local school, and the championship. 

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