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

 


Fun with fencing and futsal at the ASB Sports Centre

NEWS RELEASE

25 January 2013

Fun with fencing and futsal at the ASB Sports Centre

Local youngsters looking to learn new sports skills will be excited to hear about two great new coaching clinics – for futsal and fencing – on at Wellington’s ASB Sports Centre during the first school term this year.

Futsal is a South American variant of indoor football played in a smaller area than usual with a small, low-bounce ball. While it might be unfamiliar to many New Zealanders, it’s actually the world’s fastest growing indoor sport – and it’s now both FIFA and New Zealand Football’s approved version of five-aside football.

ASB Sports Centre Manager Craig Hutchings says futsal can be an invaluable tool for the development of creative young footballers. “This is a sport that’s been cited by football greats like Pele, Ronaldhino and Lionel Messi as key factors in their development. It’s a great way to rapidly improve one-touch passing, ball-control skills and quick-thinking.”

The nine-week coaching programme is being run by Capital Futsal, with sessions on Tuesdays and Sundays during term one (19 February until 16 April).

Tuesday sessions will run from 4–5pm (with classes for girls only, and a mixed programme for children aged 7–10); on Sundays the clinics will run from 9.30–10.30am, with mixed classes split between children aged 4–6 and 7–10.

The cost is $67.50 for the whole term – with casual $8 sessions available if space allows. To book, go to www.Wellington.govt.nz or phone the ASB Sports Centre on 830 0500.

If futsal doesn’t appeal to your child – why not suggest they have a go at fencing?

The upcoming 10-week junior fencing programme at the ASB Sports Centre is the perfect introduction to this age-old sport and kids will have a chance to learn from Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ping Yuan.

According to Ping, fencing is a competition of physical strength, courage and stamina – for the brain and the body. “It suits kids who like to be challenged in their thinking, and those who don’t want to run after a ball. In fencing, you'll often find the kids who haven't found their niche in other sports.”

As well as representing New Zealand at the highest level, Ping is an international coach and in 2011 received Fencing New Zealand Federation’s coach of the year award. She wants to use her experience and knowledge to introduce young people to fencing and help them attain the success and enjoyment she has gained from the sport.

Ping’s coaching sessions will be on at the ASB Sports Centre every Thursday during term (4–5pm, 14 February–18 April) and open to young people aged up to 16. Sessions cost $10 and places are strictly limited. For further information or to book, phone Ping on 021 059 2558 or 567 4984 or email rainbowfencing@hotmail.com

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On What John Key Should Be Asking Joe Biden

No doubt, US Vice-President Joe Biden will be updating Prime Minister John Key on the chances of a TPP vote taking place in the ‘ lame duck’ session of Congress that’s held between the November’s election and the inauguration of a new President in January. More>>

ALSO:

Make NZ Make Again: Greens Will Establish A Minister For Manufacturing

The Green Party announced today that it will establish a Minister for Manufacturing in Cabinet, to better represent the interests of manufacturers and ensure they thrive. The Minister will be inside Cabinet and have responsibility for the long-term interests of the manufacturing sector. More>>

ALSO:

Cannabis Party: Treasury Figures On Cost Of Criminalisation

Figures released by Treasury prove the economic viability of The Cannabis Party's policy, while destroying the credibility of police claims about cannabis harms. More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: Investigation Into Mental Health Facilities Shows Disarray

The Health Minister must urgently launch an inquiry into mental health services, after serious issues with the standard of care at mental health and disability facilities around the country were revealed today, the Green Party said. More>>

ALSO:

Apparently He Means 'Years 0-8': Seymour Announces 4th Partnership Schools Application Round

“The continuing growth of this policy reflects the achievement of the eight existing Partnership Schools, and the strong levels of interest educators and community leaders are showing in the Partnership Schools model and what it offers students and their families,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

Trust Directors: Urban Māori Win Case Against Te Ohu Kai Moana

The National Urban Māori Authority (NUMA) and Te Waipareira Trust have succeeded in their claim over a $20 million trust set up for the benefit of urban Māori, meaning all directors of the trust must represent Māori who are not affiliated with an iwi. More>>

New Model: Carbon Tax Could Lower Emissions And Boost Economy

A carbon tax targeting emissions-intensive industries, along with a revamped Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), could boost economic growth, with the extra tax generated used to cut GST from 15 percent to 12.5 percent. More>>

ALSO:

Budget Docs Release: ACC Sought $158mn In Budget 2016, Got $26.4mn

The Accident Compensation Commission requested an extra $158 million in funding for 2016/17 from the government ahead of Budget 2016, but Treasury instead recommended an interim payment of just $26.4 million be funded to tackle demographic changes, papers published by the government show. More>>

ALSO:

Submissions Sought: Māori Party Joins Opposition Housing Inquiry

People who are homeless, those who were once homeless, those working with the homeless and concerned New Zealanders are being asked to share their experiences and solutions to this growing issue with the Cross-Party Homelessness Inquiry. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news