AIMS Games Success Summary

September 23, 2013 at 10:14 AM

With thanks to TIC of AIMS, Mr Andrew Mailei

This year’s annual NZCT AIMS Games held in Tauranga has been the sought after competition to be in, with over 5,000 Year 7 & 8 competitors across 16 different sporting codes. Saint Kentigern has participated in the last three years in this competition and has now grown to become a favourite for aspiring students to attend.

This year we had the opportunity to take 81 students across six different codes from the College, Boys’ and Girls’ Schools. This included Netball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Swimming and Golf. Many of the codes were up against tough competition but like our Premier Teams, the idea of ‘giving it everything’ regardless of the outcome spread right through the camp.

We obtained our first Gold medal by Year 8 golfer Tommy Liu, who was 31 shots ahead of his closest rival, and was a fantastic achievement. Further to this success, our Year 7 swimmers Olivia Overfield picked up a Bronze medal in the 200m Backstroke, as did Josh Harford receiving a Bronze medal in the 100m Breaststroke. Our Boys Football team also attained a first for the College making the semi-finals and finishing 4th in the whole country. Well done to everyone.

Other notable team accomplishments were Netball placed 20th out of 80 teams, Girls Football placed 13th out of 27 teams, Boys Hockey placed 27th out of 28 teams, Girls Hockey placed 25th out of 28 teams and the Boys Basketball placed 23rd out of 30 teams.

These sorts of sporting experiences are lifetime experiences and we are glad to be in a position to offer this to them. We know that many of our students have gained great memories as well as invaluable life lessons. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our hard working staff who were able to provide sound advice and motivation for their respective teams. In addition, a massive thank you to the parents who gave up their own time to assist with the organisation of our students. Many thanks must also go to our chef Rachel who catered the whole event. Thank you for the wonderful meals! Without these people we are unable to run a successful tournament away. And lastly, a big thank you to all the participants from the College, Boys School and Girls School. On behalf of the staff and parents we would like to thank you all for making this such a great week. We look forward to seeing next year’s participants. 

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