Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Thousands of Kiwi kids show their inner All White

Thousands of Kiwi kids showed their inner All White at McDonald’s® Skills Zone Day


• McDonald’s® Skills Zone Day took place on Sunday 18th May in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
• One lucky Kiwi child will walk a player onto the pitch at the FIFA World Cup Final in Brazil

Thousands of Kiwi kids turned up to McDonald’s® Skills Zone Day in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on Sunday to win the chance to walk a player onto the pitch at the FIFA World Cup Final in Brazil.

The events were hosted by McDonald’s, New Zealand Football, and football federations to improve Kiwi kids’ ball skills and ignite their football passion in the lead up to the world’s biggest football event.

By attending the McDonald’s Skills Zone Day, kids and their parents could enter the competition where McDonald’s will fly a Kiwi kid and their guardian to Brazil, and the child will walk a player onto the pitch at the FIFA World Cup Final. The child and their guardian will enjoy money can’t buy experiences, joining 21 other children from around the world for football’s biggest day. For children who couldn’t make it to one of the main centres, parents or guardians can enter on their behalf by uploading a video on www.skillszone.co.nz showcasing the child’s football skills. The competition is open to children aged 6 to 10 years old.

McDonald’s New Zealand managing director Patrick Wilson says, “We were really pleased with the turnout at all three events. Over 4,000 people, including parents and siblings, attended the events and around 2,000 kids participated in the Skills Zone which qualified them to enter the competition.

“We’d like to thank the 174 staff and volunteers that helped out at the events. All three Skills Zone Days were a great success and show the number of Kiwi kids who are passionate about football.”

Kids enjoyed practicing their football skills and participating in challenges in the Skill Zone, along with challenges in the Fun Zone including a speed gun measuring the velocity of shots and the McDonald’s inflatable football pitch.

“It was fantastic to see so many Kiwi kids out practicing their football skills and having fun at the Skills Zone Day. McDonald’s has supported junior football in New Zealand since the Small Whites programme launched, and it’s great to be able to help inspire a new generation of future All Whites and Football ferns. On top of that, for one child to have the chance to walk onto the pitch with the players at the FIFA World Cup final in Brazil is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

New Zealand Football is responsible for leading, governing and regulating football in New Zealand. The organisation is passionate about developing young football talent and increasing the number of participants in the game.

“The McDonald’s Skills Zone Day was a wonderful opportunity for young people to be introduced to football and be coached in a range of football drills, including passing, ball control and shooting,” says NZ Football chief executive Andy Martin.

“The fact children who attended, or upload a video to the website, have a chance to represent this country on the football world stage at the final is a remarkable opportunity.”

For more information go to: www.skillszone.co.nz
NB: Promotion terms & conditions apply

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news