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The Murihiku Young Parents' Learning Centre team during the Rangatahi Sports Tournament at ILT Stadium Southland.

YOUNG people attending alternative education programmes competed at the annual Rangatahi Sports Tournament Stadium Southland last week.

The tournament was hosted by social services provider Number 10 Youth One Stop Shop. Director Candace Bangura said 137 students from seven southern institutions competed in netball, volleyball and basketball.

“The feedback from the students is very positive. For some of them this was a unique opportunity and they enjoyed interacting with other students.”

The overall tournament winner was the Murihiku Young Parents’ Learning Centre (MYPLC), from Invercargill, while the fair play trophy went to the Cavaliers, one of the teams from the Aurora College Service Academy.

MYPLC teacher Leanne Gilmour said the students enjoyed competing.

“It is a good opportunity for the students to play sports and to engage with other youth. Also, it is a chance to promote fitness and team work,” she said.

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