Young and promising athletes tore up the track at the National Stadium yesterday in the National Youth Athletics Championships. Races and other events kicked off at 8:30am and ended at 2pm. It had about 150 athletes aged 12 to 18 competing.
The inaugural edition of the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) Ta'okotai'anga University Games set to take place in Kaitaia in northern New Zealand between August 28 to September 2 has been postponed.
A programme focused on introducing age related skill activities to nudge young ones in the right direction to develop future athletic skills will take place with the beginning of the new school term this week.
Twelve swimmers from the Puaikura Aquatics Club leapt into a much bigger pond than they were used to at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Swimming Championships - and in doing so beat each of their personal bests.