Porirua Sports Bulletin
This page has news and items of interest to sports clubs and groups in Porirua City and outside of Porirua City. News items will be prepared by the Sports Development Officer and by the local sports clubs and groups.
The aim of this bulletin is to keep all of the sports, leisure and recreation enthusiasts within Porirua, and those outside of Porirua, up to date with what is happening in this great City of Porirua.
If you want to contribute news or items, or want to promote your event/s that's happening in Porirua, please contact the Sports Development Officer Faalogo Vaai from the details below.
The bulletin will be updated continuously with news and events items happening in and around Porirua.
Sport in Porirua
Porirua provides many opportunities for sport, recreation and leisure. There are over 64 different sporting codes in Porirua, 49 facilities and approximately 105 sports clubs and groups in the city.
These facilities include Porirua Harbour, Walking Tracks, International Sporting Facilities, Swimming Pools, Te Rauparaha Arena, a heavily used sport and recreational venue at Aotea Lagoon and some of the best sports fields, recreation and leisure venues in the region.
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Porirua Sports Calendar
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If your sports club or organisation is wanting to tell everyone about your sporting event, use the "Suggest Event" feature found on the Calendar menu. We will review and approve your event for display on the calendar promptly.
It's hoped that a Porirua Schools Sport Calendar will also be included on this page in the very near future.
NZ Warriors spend time with local school kids in Porirua
8 May 2013
Some of the NZ Warriors spend most of the day today at the Te Rauparaha Arena with local school students. Led by Rugby League Legend Stacy Jones, the NZ Warriors spend the day providing drills and thrills for the local Primary Schools Students.
Sione Lousi and kids from Paremata School enjoying the session
As part of the promotion of the NZ Warriors and the Canterbury Bulldogs game on Saturday 11th May, the opportunity
for local school kids to get some tips and train with the Warriors was priceless. Also included were local College students from Aotea College who are part of the 'Leadership through League' program which is led by Wellington Rugby League and provides opportunities for College studends to gain leadership training and then also to this into practise with the local primary schools.
Some of the students from Aotea College taking a breadk during the session with the Warriors at the Te Rauparaha Arena.
Steve Rapira and Sione Louis from the Warriors said they enjoyed the time with the kids. Both Steve and Sione
are recovering from injuries and having this time with the local kids was very beneficial for them.
Steve Rapira taking the hit from Tia Ormsby from Corinna School
Holy Family School Students, Teachers and Parents with NZ Warriors Sione Lousi and Steve Rapira.
Good luck to the Warriors.
Local Ngatitoa Tennis Club Volunteer wins Tennis NZ Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award
6 February 2013
Janice Laurenson from Ngatitoa Tennis Club has been named Tennis New Zealand Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.
Janice Laurenson with her 'Tennis New Zealand Outstanding Volunteer of the Year' Award.
Janice Laurenson has committed six years to creating the Ngatitoa Tennis Club Junior Club from scratch. Since then she has almost single-handedly created what the club has now:
- over 70 junior members
- 6 interclub teams
- club championships
- club days
- professional coaching
She has done all this, despite having no tennis-playing children, so she’s doing it solely for the club, without any personal advantage.
Janice has linked the club with the surrounding schools, so that kids who encounter tennis at school, have Ngatitoa as the club to come to if they want to continue. She does this via Grasshopper tournaments at the schools, information in school newsletters, and schools holiday programmes hosted at the club.
Janice is the primary finance generator in the club and her fund-raising endeavours helped complete the re-surfacing of all 4 of our courts.
Janice organises all the junior club coaching and has been on the NTC committee since she joined the club. She has held a variety of positions on the committee, including Club Captain, Secretary and Junior Club Captain as well as the liaison role with the Paremata-Plimmerton Netball Club whom we share the courst with.
All of this has made our club the most-improved in the region, and the best in our area. This is evidenced by the fact that we now have both a Men’s and a Women’s Premier 1 team (the Women won the Katrina Mihaere cup last season), as well as other teams at all levels of the competition structure.
We also have a committee that club members want to be on (currently 14 members), facilities that continue to improve year after year, and more varied and accessible ways to play tennis at our club.
These improvements are all directly attributable to the work Janice has put into the club over the last 10 years.
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If you would like to submit a news article and photograph for this page, or an item for our Events Calendar or Sport Calendar, please contact Faalogo Vaai, Sports Development Officer at Porirua City Council, ph (04) 237 3833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.