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Saint Joseph’s running to Prince of Wales

Saturday 27 August 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Athletics, Sports

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Saint Joseph’s running to Prince of Wales
Yesterday’s Saint Joseph's Catholic Primary School inter-house athletics competition was held in great weather. - 22082637

Saint Joseph's Catholic Primary School pupils spent yesterday sprinting, jumping and throwing at BCI stadium in preparation for next month’s CITC Prince of Wales Primary School Athletics Championships.

The school’s inter-house athletics competition had stunning weather.

Principal Savenaca Tukitoba said the day's activities went well and were enjoyed by all the children.

“From the way it looks like now they are really having a good time,” Tukitoba said as the final sprinting races were taking place yesterday.

Tukitoba said teachers had been training their students in preparation for the event.

“We’re still in the preparation mode for Prince of Wales so that’s our main target.”

Tukitoba said he was “absolutely” looking forward to the inter-school competition which is being held on September 13 and 14.

Meanwhile, on Thursday CITC announced it would sponsor the CITC Prince of Wales Primary School Athletics Championships for another five years, this time with naming rights to the competition.

Simone Fe’ao, president of Athletics Cook Islands, said it was great to solidify CITC’s support.

“What that means is we don’t have to worry about the financial support for this event and it can carry on for the many, many, years that it already has.”

Fe’ao said schools could put their focus on getting children prepared and excited about athletics.

“Athletics may not be something that carries on as a career but it is good for children to explore the different opportunities available for them and give it a go.

“That’s what it’s about, to have everyone give it a go.”