Hundreds of east Auckland intermediate students put their athletic talents on display at one of New Zealand’s largest multi-code sporting events.
After a two-year hiatus, sporting championship AIMS Games has returned to the arena, providing Year 7 and 8s an opportunity to compete as an individual or as a team against the best of their age in 22 different sports.
Farm Cove Intermediate (FCI) was one of the 320+ schools and 10,000+ competitors that travelled to Tauranga to compete. And compete they did.
With three golds and five silvers under their belts, FCI students shone brightly in a variety of sports, demonstrating their incredible talents and ability.
Student Leah Marais out-ran all her opponents in the Year 7 girls cross-country 3km run, grabbing first and smashing the event’s record by two seconds with a time of 11:21.89 minutes.
FCI’s girls and boys futsal teams both took silver. Young star Liam Hogan snatched gold in table tennis as did Laura Yang and Lakeisha Po in team badminton. The girls also achieved another podium in badminton doubles with a second place finish.
Lucas Matene and Molly Buckley continued FCI’s streak with a silver in team BMX. Lucas added another medal to his results with silver in individual BMX.
FCI teacher and school co-ordinator for the games Hannah Jenkin says the students were very excited for the opportunity to compete in Tauranga.
“For a small team, we represented really well.”
The school’s t-shirts were sponsored by Tuffy and Howick business John Russell Schoolwear helped sponsor some of the students’ caps and bags.