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Community Fun Day

Community Fun Day

Come and enjoy a Community Fun Day being held at the Mercury Bay Multi Sport Park on Saturday 24 May 2014 and find out what our facility has to offer.

"Netball and tennis codes are already using the Sports Park and junior rugby, rugby league and football are looking at options around either training and playing out here this winter, so this is an opportune time to get everyone out to see what can be done out at the Sports Park," says Multi Sport Park coordinator Sue Costello.

"We're working through the details of the day, but the plans are for a range of coaching clinics, short tournaments, training sessions and sports demonstrations for people all ages and fitness levels to enjoy," says Sue.

Once full details are confirmed we will be able to make a more official announcement. Right now we're working with sports and recreation codes to finalise details.

"Our vision is to create diverse sport and recreation opportunities and activities for all ages and cultures at the Sports Park," says Sue. "We want to make sure it's well used and supported by everyone," she says.

The turf at fields 4 and 5 at the Sports Park (closest to the netball courts) will be ready to play on in early March.

"We have a booking for a KiwiSport Cricket tournament for April 3rd so it's great to see sporting groups getting out here as soon as they can," says Sue. If you would like to get involved with cricket, please get in touch with Sue Costello. by email sue.costello@tcdc.govt.nz


"I am gauging the interest in cricket for next year and hope that cricket can start up next summer," she says.

Meanwhile Fields 1, 2, and 3 beside the amenity block was re-sown before Christmas with on-going weeding and irrigation maintenance to assist growth. These fields are expected to be ready to use by late April/early May.

Sports Park Amenity Block news

Kitchen
A kitchen has been installed in the Amenity Block at the Sports Park, complete with 8 trestle tables and 54 chairs. This is thanks to funding from the Mercury Bay Recreation Trust.

There's cutlery and plates to cater to up to 100 people, along with a fridge, BBQ, stove, microwave, pots, pans, kettle, tea pots, cups and glasses.

The foyer area, kitchen facility and manager's office is available to hire for small functions and meetings. Codes that have paid their annual fee, the use of the kitchen and meeting rooms is inclusive in their annual fee. For casual users the cost to hire the Foyer & Kitchen Area each time is $20, $10 for the meeting room and $10 for BBQ use.

A defibrillator will available at the Sports Park in early March and will be stored at the Amenity Block. Thanks to the Mercury Bay Community Fund for approving a grant of $3135 for the defibrillator and a first aid kit.

Sportscode news

Tennis Player
Netball - Senior Summer netball is underway with the Over 50s netball league being played on Wednesday morning at 9am throughout the year. Players are aiming to compete in some upcoming Master Games.


Tennis - A junior tennis tournament was held in early January with 25 young people entering the competition. Thanks to Computer Freaks, Black Jack Surf and Subway for sponsoring the event, which saw every child who entered receiving a prize. Another tournament will be held next year with the coaching clinics being run by local tennis coach Bryan Holmes. Meanwhile an interclub competition will be held at the Sports Club on Saturday 22nd February for young people aged 8 - 17 playing in B and C grades. Players from tennis clubs across the Coromandel are invited to enter through their local tennis club.


Triathlon - The Whiti Triathlon is to be held on Sunday 23rd February. It's a swim, bike, run which will start and finish at Robinson Reserve and has been organised thanks to Sue Costello, Mercury Bay Multi Sport park coordinator and Sport Waikato. The event is open to anyone aged 7 and up.

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