Rangatahi Sports Tournament boosts teamwork and positivity

Held for several years, The Rangatahi Sports Tournament is set to return this May. Photo: Laura Smith

CELEBRATING Youth Week, The Rangatahi Sports Tournament is set to return next month.

Number 10 Southland Youth One Stop Shop’s annual community event was created specifically for young people enrolled in alternative education or training.

Project co-ordinator Michelle Reynolds said the fun and safe sporting event encouraged an active lifestyle and aimed to promote teamwork and positive communication.

“Youth in alternative education or training tend to miss out on sporting opportunities, so the event is a great way to provide focus and meaning to getting involved in sports.”

Held at ILT Stadium Southland from 9.30am till 2.30pm on Wednesday, May 12 , Number 10 was excited to host this event, she said.

The round-robin tournament would include basketball, volleyball, and netball and would be supported by a team of about 30 volunteers as well as donations.

The stadium was the main sponsor of the event, while Basketball Southland, Netball Southland, and Volleyball Southland were sporting partners.

Teams of young people were expected to take part from the YMCA, Frontline, ISSN, Aurora College Academy, Murihiku Young Parents Learning Centre, along with the Community College and Kokiri Training from Dunedin.

Number 10 also collaborated with Southern Institute of Technology students, who were volunteering at the event, as well as running a fun, interactive and high-energy game for the young people.

“We look forward to providing this exciting, fun and engaging event.”