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Sell-out sports tournament into ninth year

Sell-out sports tournament into ninth year

Almost 450 people of various sporting abilities will participate in Wellington’s only indoor sports competition on Sunday (13 September) at the ASB Sports Centre, Kilbirnie. This is the ninth year Ignition has been run by Ignite Sport Trust.

Thirty teams from throughout the region and as far away as Palmerston North will play eight different sports over a five hour period at Ignition 2015. For many it is the first time to give floorball, bowls, cage soccer and speedball a go. Other sports to be played are indoor netball, four-way volleyball, table tennis and futsal.

Ignition aims to bring diverse groups together to participate at different levels and different sports. Prominent teams this year are ones from Ministry of Youth Development, Adventure Wellington and Porirua College staff, in addition to others from various organizations and churches. Youth teams are well represented from schools and church youth groups.

“We have six new teams enter Ignition this year. It’s great to see new groups keen to give an afternoon of sport a go,” says Kevin Goldsbury, Ignite Sport Trust Coordinator.

“Our vision at Ignite Sport is to inspire young people and impact communities through sport. Ignition is one way we encourage a positive participation in sport. We love the opportunity Ignition gives people to connect, play new sports together, workout and have a great afternoon of fun,” he says.

Kevin says the tournament is also a great team building event for any group.

“Teams will have to enter early in 2016 if they don’t want to miss out,” he said. “Next year will be our tenth anniversary so we’ll look at doing something special,” he adds.


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