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

 


Kerry Jenkinson appointed as International Classifier

Christchurch woman Kerry Jenkinson appointed as International Classifier for Asian Games

Papanui woman Kerry Jenkinson is looking forward to yet another international assignment later this year at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games in Korea after being chosen as an International Classifier at the largest boccia event in Asia this October.

The Incheon 2014 Asia Para Games is a big event with about 6000 people from 42 countries (4500 Athletes and 1500 Team Officials) competing in 22 Sports.

The object of boccia is to place as many balls as close as possible to the white target ball, while preventing your opponent from doing the same.

“Classification separates athletes with similar levels of impairments into groups or classes, so they can compete in fair and equal competitions against one another. This same principle exists in non-Paralympic sports where athletes are classified according to age, gender or weight divisions to allow for as fair competition as possible.” said Luke Morriss, the New Zealand Director of Boccia. “Kerry has a tonne of knowledge around the sport of boccia in particular having been around Para sports for a long time.”

The Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games form part of the qualifying process towards the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games and will take place over the course of a week.
Fellow New Zealand referees Paul Coffey from Dunedin and Carol Armstrong from Hamilton have also been selected for the event as Referees which caps off a stellar year for kiwi officials in the sport with Auckland man Harvey Brunt selected as Head Referee for the Beijing World Championships in September.
Contact Boccia New Zealand or visit www.boccia.org.nz for further information.

- Ends -

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

John McBeth: Our World Cup All Blacks

Forty or fifty years ago nobody really had any idea of what the selectors had in mind. There were often several trials, which sometimes featured over 150 players, possibly an inter island match or a final trial, then we listened to the announcement of the team on radio. The players weren't flown into the capital for a parliamentary function... More>>

ALSO:

Game Review: Midsomer Murders Meets First Year Philosophy

Developed by The Chinese Room, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture sees the player exploring what appears to be a recently abandoned idyllic English village trying to figure out where everybody's gone. Spoiler: they've gone to the rapture. (On a serious note, this review contains plot spoilers.) More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Clear Science

It was really after his move to Wellington, to Victoria University, that it became apparent that Sir Paul Cllaghan was much more than an eminent physicist... More>>

ALSO:

Francis Cook: Weekend SportzMania! All Blacks! Netball!

Sports were on all weekend. I normally don’t write about sports but with Richie McCaw tipped to be the next Prime Minister, and Colin Craig arguing sports are almost as important as politics, I thought “what better time to start!” More>>

ALSO:

Beervana: Aussie Pav Beer Declared Taste Of NZ

In a surprising upset, an Australian beer modelled on the pavlova, created by Brisbane brewery Newstead Brewing, the 250 Beers blog and Scratch Bar, has been announced the winner at the Beervana craft beer festival ‘Flag Brew’ competition, which challenged media and brewing teams to capture the distinctive taste of New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news