Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Local board launches T-ball World Championships 2013


Media release
22 November 2012

Local board launches T-ball World Championships 2013

Upper Harbour Local Board joined the Black Sox to launch the T-Ball World Championships 2013 at Ridgeview School in Paremoremo this week.

The championships, which will run alongside the ISF World Softball Championships in March 2013, provide an exciting opportunity for primary school children throughout Auckland to get involved and be part of an international event, play t-ball and have fun through sport.

The championships will see 10 primary school teams compete for the title, representing one of the countries competing at the ISF World Softball Championships 2013.

The programme has been fully funded by eight Auckland local boards, and a primary school from each partner local board area will take part in the competition.

The programme includes team t-shirts, transport to the competition, and the opportunity to take part in the opening and closing ceremonies of the men’s competition.

The two primary school teams that make the final in this junior competition will play the final on the world stage as the curtain raiser for the World Softball Championship 2013 final on 13 March 2013.

Upper Harbour Local Board Chair Margaret Miles says the programme is a fantastic opportunity for young people to get involved in an international sporting event.

“The local board is proud to partner with Softball 2013 to get Auckland schools involved with the world softball champs,” she says.

“The international tournament will bring a lot of people to Upper Harbour next year, and we want to make this an event for locals as well as the international sporting community.”

The following local boards are involved in the T-ball World Championships:

Henderson-Massey Local Board
Hibiscus and Bays Local Board
Howick Local Board
Kaipatiki Local Board
Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board
Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board
Rodney Local Board
Upper Harbour Local Board.


Participating primary schools will be selected by Softball 2013, which is co-ordinating the tournament.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Anzac Issue Out Now: Werewolf 47

Hi and welcome to the 47th edition of Werewolf, published on the eve of Anzac Day. Its become a cliché to describe Gallipolli as the crucible of this country’s identity, yet hold on... Isn’t our national identity supposed to be bi-cultural... and wouldn’t that suggest that the New Zealand Wars of the 19th century is a more important crucible of national identity than those fought on foreign soil?

Yet as Alison McCulloch eloquently reveals in this month’s cover story, New Zealand devotes a mere fraction of its attention span and funding resources to commemorating the New Zealand Wars compared to what it devotes to the two world wars, Vietnam and Afghanistan... More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Spookwatch: New Inspector-General Of Intelligence And Security Appointed

Prime Minister John Key hasannounced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. The appointment was made by the Administrator of the Government on behalf of the Governor General and is for a term of three years. More>>

Crowdsourcing: Green Party Launches Internet Rights And Freedoms Bill

The Green Party has today launched the Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill, New Zealand’s first ever Bill crowdsourced by a political party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Shane Jones Departure

Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and with the interests of the Labour Party (under whose banner he served) way, way back down the track. More>>

COMMENT:

Multimedia: PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - April 22 2014

The Prime Minister met with reporters to discuss: • The recent improvement in the economy with a growing job market • Income and wealth inequality • Easter trading laws • The New Zealander killed in a drone strike in Yemen... More>>

ALSO:

Easter Trading: Workers 'Can Kiss Goodbye To Easter Sunday Off'

The Government’s decision to “reprioritise” scarce labour inspector resources by abandoning the enforcement of Easter Sunday Shop Trading laws means workers can kiss goodbye to a guaranteed day off, says Labour’s Associate Labour Issues spokesperson Darien Fenton. More>>

ALSO:

ACT Don't Go For Maximum Penalty: Three Strikes For Burglary, Three Years Jail

Three strikes for burglary was introduced to England and Wales in 1999. As in New Zealand, burglary was out of control and given a low priority by the police and the courts. A Labour government passed a three strikes law whereby a third conviction for burglaries earned a mandatory three years in prison... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand

The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home. More>>

ALSO:

Elections: New Electorate Boundaries Finalised

New boundaries for the country’s 64 General and seven Māori electorates have been finalised – with an additional electorate created in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Policies: Labour’s Economic Upgrade For Manufacturing

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has today announced his Economic Upgrade for the manufacturing sector – a plan that will create better jobs and higher wages. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And ACC Work Of Sir Owen Woodhouse

With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the titans of its post-war social policy. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news