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Rotorua to host secondary schools cross country champs

Rotorua to host secondary schools cross country champs

Another event has been added to Rotorua’s 2016 calendar, providing a welcome boost during a usually quieter time in the city.

The New Zealand Secondary Schools’ National Cross Country Championships will be held in Rotorua on the weekend of June 18 and 19 at and around the Agrodome with the awards ceremony at Energy Events Centre. The event is expected to attract 1100 competitors, plus supporters.

“The event base at the A&P Oval at Agrodome is ideal for both competitors and spectators,” said NZ Secondary Schools Athletic Association Executive chairman, John Tylden.

“We were impressed by the detailed proposal we received from the Rotorua bid organisers and are very confident the city will host an outstanding, memorable event,” he said.

The event is considered a nurturing ground for some of the nation’s emerging sporting talent with individual and team titles on the line.

Destination Rotorua Marketing, Events, I-site & Venues major events coordinator, Jason Cameron, said the event would provide a welcome lift for accommodation, hospitality and retail businesses in Rotorua during the shoulder season.

“We’re seeing a lot of youth sports events and tournaments coming to Rotorua because of our excellent range of venues, facilities and infrastructure. The regional airport hub is another significant factor in attracting these types of events.”

Rotorua started working on the bid to attract the event in April this year, submitting it last month. The course for the championships will utilise the A&P Oval and adjoining Ngati Whakaue land.

“The event aligns well with Rotorua’s vision to have outstanding places to play, providing recreational opportunities for our youth and encouraging active, healthy lifestyles,” said Mr Cameron.

A local organising committee will soon be formed to start planning the details of the event.


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