Primary Sport Otara and Papatoetoe News

Term 2 2015, Results

By Lincoln Jefferson

 A full on term of events in the Otara Papatoetoe Mangere and Otahuhu schools.

 Please find all the final placings for Hockey, Rugby League, Soccer and Netball here


Term 2 2015 E-Newsletter

By Megan Grayson

Catch up on some of the great activities our Primary Sport schools have been doing last term, and check out whats coming up!  Click here


Primary Sport Have A GO Days - 17/12/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

Over 4000 children from 11 Otara and Papatoetoe primary schools took part in Term 4 Have A GO Days.

The days were organised by the Primary Sport team and delivered by:

  • Papatoetoe Cricket Club
  • Netball Northern Zone
  • AFL NZ
  • Auckland Basketball Services Ltd
  • Auckland Hockey Association
  • Auckland Rugby Union
  • Auckland Football Federation (Football and Futsal)
  • Counties Manukau Rugby League
  • Touch NZ (Turbo Touch)

Each organisation sets up a sports station and children rotate to have a go at all the sports on offer. It is a wonderful opportunity for teachers to have ideas for their own sports sessions at school.

One teacher  commented "This is the 4th year Counties Manukau Sport have provided our school with a Have A GO Day and every year I have learnt  new ideas that I can take back to my own teaching. The coaches are amazing. It is a great day for the kids."

11 schools took part this term:


  • Dawson
  • Redoubt North
  • East Tamaki
  • Wymondley Road
  • Flat Bush
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate
  • Bairds Mainfreight
  • Rongomai


  • Puhinui
  • Papatoetoe North
  • Papatoetoe South

For photos please follow the link below.  

The photo below is from the Have A GO Day at Redoubt North Primary School 

Audemars Piguet Replica Watches

SKYCITY NZ Breakers show Christmas Spirit! 11/12/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

Two hundred lucky children from Redoubt North and Bairds Mainfreight were given an early Christmas present by the SKYCITY NZ Breakers. Community Development officer Hayden Allen dropped by the schools and presented them with tickets for their support of basketball in the area.  

Bairds Mainfreight recently won the after school basketball competition held at the Otara Leisure Centre in both boys and the girls grade. Both schools also received skills books and basketballs.  Children received tickets for the Breakers game versus Perth Wildcats at Auckland's Vector Arena.  

The photo below shows excited children at Redoubt North with Sports Coordinator Charlotte Maumeasagisagi and Community Development Officer for the Breakers Hayden Allen. 

Otara, Mangere and Otahuhu Athletes Triumph in Athletics Days - 08/12/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

Over 1300 children from Otara and Mangere Otahuhu (MOSA) Primary Schools competed in their respective cluster athletics days.

Otara children took part at Omana Park, Papatoetoe with 10 schools involved.  Year 3 to year 6 children competed in both track and field individual events and team relays. There was even time for a parents and coaches race which was fiercely competitive!

Mt Smart Stadium was the venue for the Mangere Otahuhu Primary Schools cluster day which is one of the biggest events on the MOSA primary school calendar. 17 schools took part. Support on both days came from Athletics Auckland.  

For photos of the day please follow the links below:  

Otara Photos  

Results Otara Athletics 2014

  1. Bairds Mainfreight
  2. Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate
  3. Redoubt North
  4. Mayfield
  5. Flat Bush
  6. Dawson
  7. St Johns
  8. Rongomai
  9. Yendarra
  10. Wymondley Road  


MOSA photos  

Results MOSA Athletics 2014

  1. Viscount Koru & Mangere East
  2. Waterlea
  3. Mangere Bridge & St Joseph's Otahuhu
  4. Nga Iwi
  5. Fairburn
  6. Favona
  7. Sutton Park
  8. St Mary McKillop
  9. Southern Cross
  10. Jean Batten & Mountain View
  11. Panama Road & Robertson Road 

Otara Touch Dazzles at Bruce Pulman Park - 13/11/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

Over 350 children took part in the Otara Sports Cluster primary schools Touch Tournament recently held at Bruce Pulman Park.

11 Otara schools competed in the boys, girls and mixed grade with 28 teams making up a very competitive draw. Touch NZ assisted the day with development officer Guy Barton supporting the referee aspect of the tournament.  

Referees were provided by the Counties Manukau Sport Primary Sport Programme.  

The winners in the three grades were, Wymondley Road in the boys who beat Rongomai in the final, St John the Evangelist in the girls section who beat Chapel Downs in their final and Sir Edmund Hillary who took the mixed.  

For more details on how to get involved with Touch or Turbo Touch in the area please contact Guy Barton  

Final placings are listed below:


  1. Wymondley Road
  2. Rongomai
  3. Flat Bush & Yendarra
  4. Chapel Downs & Bairds Mainfreight
  5. Redoubt NorthMayfieldS
  6. t John the Evangelist
  7. East Tamaki
  8. Sir Edmund Hillary 


  1. St John the Evangelist
  2. Chapel Downs
  3. Redoubt North
  4. Bairds Mainfreight
  5. Rongomai
  6. Mayfield
  7. Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate
  8. East Tamaki
  9. Yendarra
  10. Flat Bush  


  1. Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate
  2. Bairds Mainfreight
  3. Wymondley Road
  4. Yendarra
  5. Flat Bush
  6. St John the Evangelist
  7. Mayfield

South Eastern Zone Touch Results - 06/11/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

Over 300 intermediate children took part. The winners of each grade will represent the cluster at the Inter Zone Auckland Tournament later in Term 4.

Huge thanks to:  

Mission Heights School-organisers of mixed grade

Redoubt North School-organisers of boys grade

St John the Evangelist School-organisers of girls

Touch NZ- tournament support

Auckland Rugby Union and Pro Sport-referees

CMS Primary Sport-referees  


1.       Ferguson

2.       Somerville

3.       Farm Cove and Sir Edmund Hillary  


1.       St John the Evangelist

2.       Somerville

3.       Sir Edmund Hillary  


1.       BBI

2.       Farm Cove

3.       Pakuranga   

Sports EXPO Ignites Sporting Partnerships - 30/10/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

The 6th Sports EXPO was held by Counties Manukau Sport at the Papatoetoe Sports Centre recently.

The EXPO is an opportunity for the local community to engage with sports providers and likeminded groups and discuss possible synergies face to face. This removes the barriers often found in trying to communicate with organisations via email.  

The EXPO was attended by 20 local schools and members of the local community keen on finding out what is available sporting wise in the area.  

"The EXPO is a great way of planning our sports calendar for next year. There is so much on offer! I have the whole year planned!" commented a local primary school teacher.   Local sports clubs, regional, national sporting bodies/ leisure centres and tertiary institutions happily exchanged information and ideas throughout the afternoon at the Papatoetoe Sports Centre.  

The next EXPO is scheduled for early 2015.  If you are an organisation who would like to host a stand and would like more information please contact Lincoln Jefferson at 

029 268 2338

09 281 2539

For photos of the day please follow the link below:    

A huge thanks to the organisations who made the event so successful:  

  • Auckland Cricket
  • Netball Northern Zone
  • Auckland Basketball Services Ltd
  • Athletics Auckland
  • Touch NZ
  • AFL NZ Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Auckland Softball
  • Auckland Rugby Union-apologies
  • Special Olympics NZ
  • Counties Manukau Rugby League
  • AUT South Campus
  • MIT School of Sport
  • Allan Brewster Leisure Centre Papatoetoe
  • The First Tee Golf
  • South Auckland Boccia
  • Papatoetoe United (Football)
  • Papatoetoe Tennis
  • Papatoetoe Roller Club
  • Papatoetoe Cricket
  • Sportsground
  • Southern Districts Hockey Club
  • Manukau Canoe Club
  • Otara Health
  • MiPhysio
  • Trophies Plus
  • Auckland Football-apologies
  • Counties Manukau Bike in Schools-apologies
  • Squash Auckland-apologies

SKYCITY NZ Breakers Community Spirit Shines On in Otara - 17/10/2015

By Lincoln Jefferson

650 children from six Otara Primary Schools were privileged to be visited and play against the three times Australasian basketball champions the SKYCITY NZ Breakers.  

Pupils from Bairds Mainfreight, Dawson, Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate, Redoubt North, Wymondley Road and Yendarra had an exhilarating afternoon at the Otara Leisure Centre with some of their favourite Breakers stars such as Thomas Abercrombie, Cedric Jackson, Reuben Te Rangi and Corey Webster.

Head coach Dean Vickerman also made time out of his busy schedule to visit the event.   Children and teachers played basketball against their heroes to a packed Otara Leisure Centre. Some great baskets were scored by both the Breakers and the children. The team also held a competition to see which school could score the most baskets in one minute!  

The team has visited the venue as part of their Breakerball Series an amazing five times in recent years.  

The event is a collaboration between the SKYCITY NZ Breakers, Otara Leisure Centre and the Primary Sport programme delivered by Counties Manukau Sport and funded by the John Walker "Find Your Field of Dreams" Foundation Programme. 


Double for Bairds Mainfreight at Otara After School Basketball Finals - 15/10/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

Bairds Mainfreight Primary School. Otara, continued their rich vein of form for 2014 with well coached and free flowing basketball in both girls and boys sections.

After a five week round robin format, the finals gave an added excitement to the competition.  

The stands of the stadium were filled to the hilt with many parents and families supporting the event. For photos of the day please follow the link below:  

For a video of the tournament follow the link below:  

Finals games:

Boys Results Final:

BMPS 25 v WRS 17

Dawson 18 v Flat Bush 13

Yendarra 26 v SEHC 7  

Girls Results Final:

BMPS 17 v Dawson 10

SEHC 23 v WRS 8

Flat Bush 26 v KIA 8      

Final Standings:  


1.       Bairds Mainfreight

2.       Wymondley Road

3.       Dawson

4.       Flat Bush

5.       Yendarra

6.       Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate  



1.       Bairds Mainfreight

2.       Dawson

3.       Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate

4.       Wymondley Road

5.       Flat Bush

6.       KIA 

St Anne’s Shield 2014 - 15/10/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

Bruce Pulman Park was the venue for the annual St Anne's Shield which brings together all the catholic primary schools from the Counties Manukau area.  This year the sports were Netball, Rippa Rugby, Rugby, Football and Netball.  

The competition is aimed at Year 5 to Year 8 children and brings together almost a thousand youngsters to play sport. Auckland Rugby provided officials for Rippa and Rugby, Primary Sport and McCauley College did so for Netball and Football.  

Holy Cross Papatoetoe took the shield this year just ahead of St Anne's Manurewa and St Mary McKillop from Mangere.   This year  St Anne's Manurewa organised the event with St Joseph's Otahuhu leading the shield in 2015.                           

"The standard of the competition is very high and the children really look forward to it. It is the pinnacle of their sporting calendar." Commented a teacher from one of the participating schools.  

Total Points Table                                       

Zone School Total
Papatoetoe 1st Holy Cross 186
Manurewa 2nd St Anne's 167
Mangere 3rd St Mary McKillop 129
Otara   128
Otahuhu   124
Pukekohe   117
Papakura   106
Onehunga   103

Sport Inter YIP event a big success! - 07/10/2014

By Sheryl Law

Counties Manukau Sport Youth Impact Holiday programmes (YIP) continued in the recent school holidays with programmes held in Manurewa, Otara and Pukekohe.

Targeting Year 6 students from local primary schools, this unique sports-based programme combines values, literacy, numeracy, life skills and sports.  Classroom type sessions each morning based on the days chosen sport theme and practical sessions each afternoon typify each day of the week long programme.

A mid-week Inter YIP event brought the students from all three programmes together at the Papatoetoe Sports centre for a day of trying new sports and competition.  The 63 students experienced lawn bowls on the artificial green with volunteers from the Hunters Corner Bowling Club, Indoor Cricket with Former Kiwi star Gary Kemble, Aussie Rules with a coach from AFL, and hockey with Black Sticks Olympian Simon Child.  The day culminated in a turbo touch tournament with teams from each programme playing in a round robin tournament.

The experienced team of CM Sport programme staff and coaches supported each session, ensuring all the YIP students got the most out of each opportunity and had a fun filled, enjoyable time.

"The Inter YIP was a wonderful opportunity to bring all the students together to experience some new sports at a great venue. Lawn bowls was a highlight, and the club volunteers were fantastic.  One or two students had played bowls with their grandparents, but this was a totally new experience for most. Their perception before playing was that bowls was only for "old people", and it was great to see them learning, not only to play bowls, but also enjoying the etiquette and the slower, calmer pace of the bowling environment; it was ‘way cooler' than they had expected."

"Having a role model like Simon Child leading the hockey and taking time to talk to the students and sign autographs during the lunch break was also a highlight.  Having positive role models in the community supporting programmes like YIP inspires our young participants to work hard to achieve their goals whether it is at school or in sport." 





MOSA Rugby Spoils shared by Viscount and Favona - 25/09/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

Viscount and Favona Primary Schools had the lion shares of trophies at the recent MOSA Rugby Tournament held at Bruce Pulman. 

Over 400 children from 14 schools took part in the tournament.   ARU Pro Sport provided the officials for the day who were outstanding.  

MOSA Rugby 2014 Results Girls

  1. Viscount
  2. Mangere East
  3. Koru
  4. Panama Road
  5. Jean Batten
  6. Fairburn
  7. Southern Cross  

Boys Under 40kg

  1. Viscount
  2. Fairburn
  3. Panama Road  

Boys Under 50kg+

  1. Favona
  2. Mangere Bridge
  3. Fairburn
  4. Southern Cross
  5. Viscount
  6. Nga Iwi Koru & Mangere East (shared position)
  7. Jean Batten
  8. Sutton Park   

Boys 50kg+

  1. Favona
  2. Sutton Park
  3. Jean Batten
  4. MOSA Barbarians (Panama Road and Favona schools)
  5. Southern Cross
  6. Viscount
  7. Koru
  8. Mangere East
  9. Mangere Bridge
  10. Fairburn
  11. Panama Road 

BNZ “Closed for Good” Helps the Community - 25/09/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

BNZ staff helped out at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Senior School to deliver the Turbo Touch intra school tournament organised with Touch NZ and Primary Sport.

Over 180 children from year 7 and 8 played in a fun and energetic environment which BNZ staff supported as part of their community driven "Closed for Good" in which the entire bank's branches are closed and staff support local community projects such as Primary Sport.  

Nick Scott of BNZ led the team alongside Guy Barton from Touch NZ and Megan Grayson from Primary Sport. 

MOSA Football Too Close to Call! - 25/09/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

The 2014 Mangere Otahuhu Sports Association (MOSA) Football Tournament was  a great day of football with over 350 children from 16 Mangere and Otahuhu schools taking part at Bruce Pulman Park.

There was a lot of close games including the two finals which after consultation with all coaches finished with a shared placing.  

For photos of the day please follow the link below:  

MOSA Football Results 2014

Girls Final Results

  1. Sutton Park & Southern Cross
  2. Otahuhu & Panama Road
  3. Viscount & Koru
  4. Jean Batten & Fairburn
  5. Mangere East
  6. Nga Tapuwae
  7. Favona
  8. Mangere Bridge
  9. St. Mary McKillop
  10. TKKM- all games defaulted  

Boys Final Standings

  1. Mangere Bridge & Otahuhu
  2. Southern Cross & Sutton Park
  3. Mangere East
  4. Jean Batten
  5. Favona
  6. Panama Road
  7. Al Madinah & Koru
  8. Viscount
  9. Robertson Road
  10. Fairburn
  11. Nga Tapuwae
  12. St Mary McKillop
  13. TKKM- All games defaulted 

Primary Sport Term 4 Calendar now available!

To view the calendar please click here

Otara Schools Rugby a Huge Success - 03/09/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

The 2014 Otara Primary School Rugby Competition was recently held at Bruce Pulman Park. 360 children took part from 12 schools. The tournament is collaboration between the Otara Sports Cluster, Auckland Rugby Union and Counties Manukau Sport Primary Sport programme which is funded by the John Walker "Find Your Field of Dreams" Foundation.

There was a huge crowd and the atmosphere was fantastic. For the first time, the Otara Sports Cluster introduced boots in all their grades which increased the standard of rugby on display.
All referees were provided by ARU's Pro Sport team who officiated superbly.  

In the girls grade there was nothing to separate St John the Evangelist and Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate. In the end a try in extra time sealed the win to St Johns. Recognition should be made to the Chapel Downs girls who participated for the first time and finished third. They also won the Fair Play trophy.  

Another mention should go to Bairds Mainfreight, Wymondley Road and Chapel Downs schools who provided  players for a Barbarians team who played in ARU jerseys and coached by Primary Sport  
In the under 40kg Boys grade Yendarra beat Mayfield in a fast paced final.

In the under 50kg Chapel Downs were beaten by Yendarra. Again this final was very close and needed extra. St John the Evangelist narrowly winning against Dawson 1-0 in the final.  

All the winners of grades will represent Otara in the ARU Champion of Champions Tournament on Wednesday 17th September at Dunkirk Park.  

For Photos of the day please follow the link below:

To watch a video of the day please follow the link below:  

Fair Play Award - Chapel Downs Girls 

U-40kg Boys

  1. Yendarra
  2. Mayfield  

U-50kg Boys

  1. Yendarra
  2. Chapel Downs
  3. Rongomai
  4. Redoubt North
  5. Bairds Mainfreight
  6. Flat Bush
  7. Mayfield
  8. Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate
  9. East Tamaki
  10. St John the Evangelist  

50 kg+ Boys

  1. St John the Evangelist
  2. Dawson
  3. Mayfield
  4. East Tamaki
  5. Flat Bush
  6. Otara Barbarians
  7. Yendarra
  8. Sir Edmund  Hillary Collegiate  

Girls Open Grade

  1. St John the Evangelist
  2. Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate
  3. Chapel Downs
  4. Mayfield 

Otara After School Basketball - Week 3 Results - 22/08/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

Week 3 of the Otara After School Basketball Competition produced some dazzling skills from all the teams involved. The tournament held at the Otara Leisure Centre has reached the midway point in the competition with moist teams still in with a chance to reach the finals on Wednesday 10thSeptember.

Week 1 & 2 Video by Maxime Barbier    

Otara After School Basketball 2014

BOYS Week 3

Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate 15 v  Flat Bush 17

Bairds Mainfreight 27 v Yendarra 7

Dawson 12 v Wymondley Road 18  

Team BOYS Played Won Drawn Lost For Against diff points
Flat Bush 3 3 0 0 48 33 +15 9
Bairds Mainfreight 3 2 0 1 60 33 27 7
Wymondley Road 3 2 0 1 49 35 14 7
Dawson 3 1 0 2 40 43 -3 5
Yendarra 3 1 0 2 28 61 -33 5
SEHC 3 0 0 3 38 58 -28 3





GIRLS Week 3 Results

Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate 20 v Flat Bush 6

Bairds Mainfreight 53 v KIA 0

Dawson 22 v Wymondley Road 8  

Team GIRLS Played Won Drawn Lost For Against diff points
Bairds Mainfreight 3 3 0 0 101 22 +79 9
Dawson 3 3 0 0 64 23 +41 9
SEHC 3 2 0 1 64 32 +32 7
Wymondley Road 3 1 0 2 41 60 -19 5
Flat Bush 3 0 0 3 27 58 -31 3
KIA 3 0 0 3 12 114 -102 3


Otara After School Basketball - Week 2 Results - 15/08/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

There was big wins for Yendarra, Bairds and Sir Edmund Hillary in week two of After School Basketball Tournament is held at the Otara Leisure Centre.

The tournament is in its 5th edition and the standard is getting better each year.  Auckland Basketball Services Limited and the Otara Orcas Basketball Club along with the Leisure centre are the main contributors to this increased skill development.  

Basketball is one of New Zealand's rising sports with the NZ Breakers being one of the country's most successful sports teams.  

This year The NZ Breakers will again visit the Leisure Centre on October 15th as part of their Breakerball Series. More details on this event coming soon!

Boys Section Week 2

·         Yendarra 21 V SEHC 6

·         Wymondley Road 11 V Bairds Mainfreight 23

·         Flat Bush 16 V Dawson  

Girls Section Week 2

·         Flat Bush 6 V Dawson 20

·         KIA 4 V SEHC 35

·         Wymondley Road 7 V Bairds Mainfreight 30   

MOSA Netball Third Time Lucky! - 12/08/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

The foul weather could not dampen the spirits of over 450 girls from Mangere and Otahuhu Primary Schools at the recently held MOSA Netball Tournament. The event had been postponed twice previously in Term Two due to the meteorological conditions.

The venue was the excellent Mangere Otahuhu Netball Centre.  The games where fiercely contested with many games ending up with close scoring margins.  

Netball Northern Zone Development Officer Tracey Spence supported from a regional sporting organisation view point. Her expertise was invaluable on the day.  

To watch a video of the day please follow the link below:


Please find the final standings for the Year 5 and 6 girls below:

Year 5 Final Standings

1. Mangere Bridge

2. Nga Iwi

3. St Mary McKillop

4. Nga Tapuwae

5. Viscount

6. Mangere East

7. Favona

8. Koru

9. Jean Batten

10. Southern Cross

11. Sutton Park & Panama Road

12. Otahuhu & Mountain View

13. Al Madinah    


Year 6 Final Standings

1. Mangere East

2. Nga Iwi

3. Koru

4. Nga Tapuwae

5. Jean Batten

6. Viscount

7. St Mary McKillop

8. Otahuhu

9. Robertson Road & Mountain View

10. Favona & Southern Cross

11. Panama Road& Mangere Bridge

12. Waterlea

13. Sutton Park

14. Al Madinah 


Photo from left to right; Tracey Spence (NNZ), captains of Mangere East, Nga Iwi and Koru in the Year 6 Grade with Megan Grayson (Counties Manukau Sport)


Otara After School Basketball Tips Off in Great Style - 11/08/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

The first week of the Otara After School Basketball Competition held at Otara Leisure Centre tipped off in great style. The partnership between Auckland Leisure and Counties Manukau Sport is a six week tournament for Year five and six boys and girls who attend Otara Primary Schools.  

Some great were skills shown and everyone involved noted that the standard has grown since the first after school tournament in 2011.  

Scores for week one are listed below with winners in bold:

Week 1  


Dawson 20 v Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate 9  

Bairds Mainfreight 10 V Flat Bush 15  

(friendly) Wymondley Road 12 V Bairds Mainfreight 24    


Wymondley Road 26 V Kids in Action (KIA) 8  

Bairds Mainfreight 18 V Flat Bush 15  

Dawson 22 V Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate 9 

Yendarra Primary School “Be the Best We Can”  - 24/07/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

Primary Sport Coach Selina Crosby has been working with Yendarra Primary School in Otara for most of 2014. She has worked on skills, drills and coaching to embellish to the school's motto "Be the Best We Can".

Selina has been a coach for Primary Sport for over 4 years and enjoys touch and netball as her sports of choice.

Well done Selina! To view the 'thank you' from the school, please click on the file here PS Coach Selina thank you from Yendarra School.pdf

Wheelbreakers a hit at Otara YIP Holiday Programme - 23/07/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

The Auckland Wheelbreakers are passionate about wheelchair basketball. During the recent school holidays, they took part in the Counties Manukau Sport Youth Impact Programme (YIP) at Ferguson Intermediate School in Otara.

The Auckland Wheelbreakers support all involved in the sport, helping to remove barriers to participation while sharing knowledge and passion for the game. They provide the opportunity for basketball athletes of all levels to advance their skills and proficiency at a social or competitive level of their choice, all while enjoying their time within the team.  

The Auckland Wheelbreakers deliver wheelchair basketball sessions to schools. The sessions spearheaded by Mark Sullivan bring in wheelchairs and teach the children skills and drills. The practical session finishes with a full game of wheelchair basketball.  

For photos of the Wheelbreakers at the YIP Programme follow the link below:  

For video footage of the Wheelbreakers at The Enhancement Programme please follow the link below:  

For more detail on The Auckland Wheelbreakers please contact:

Glen McDonald on 021 607 429 or Mark Sullivan on 021 250 9612 or 

Primary Sport Term 2 2014 Newsletter - 18/07/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

The latest Primary Sport Newsletter for Term 2 2014 with results, news, photos, videos and resources for teachers and pupils of Mangere Otahuhu Otara and Papatoetoe Primary Schools, is now available, to view please click here

In this issue there are features on:


  • Tournaments Term 2
  • Important Dates for Term 3
  • The Enhancement Programme
  • YIP Otara Holiday Programme
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • FMS Ideas
  • PALS  


For further details on the Primary Sport programme please contact:

Lincoln Jefferson - Primary Sport Team Leader at 

Otara Kids Aspire at YIP Holiday Programme - 17/07/2014

By Lincoln Jefferson

In 2011 Counties Manukau Sport successfully introduced a Youth Impact Programme (YIP) into Manurewa through a pilot programme held for one week in each of the July and October school holidays.  The programme was repeated very successfully in Manurewa, and was introduced to Otara schools in 2013. This year the programme is being extended to include Pukekohe students as well. 

The targeted participants for the programme are Year 6 students.  Counties Manukau Sport works with a number of Primary Schools with whom they have formed strong relationships through the Primary Sport initiative, the schools recommend some of their students to participate in the YIP programme.  

Children from Otara Primary Schools Bairds Mainfreight, Dawson, Flat Bush, East Tamaki, Chapel Downs, Redoubt North, Mayfield and Rongomai all attended the Counties Manukau Sport Otara Youth Impact Holiday Programme (YIP) held at Ferguson Intermediate School.  

The students all took part in Wheelchair Basketball with the Auckland Wheelbreakers, Turbo Touch with Touch NZ and Orienteering, Badminton and Rippa Rugby with the Counties Manukau Sport staff.  

The children also learnt about sugary drinks, breakfast foods and other important nutrition facts with the Project Energize team.  The children were provided with healthy foods and water throughout the week and they also had the opportunity to try out some home baking.  

Achievement, Success, Passion, Integrity, Respect and Education (ASPIRE) are the core values at the YIP Programmes. The students embraced these and worked well on leadership skills and team work.   Prize giving on the last day of the programme was well attended by parents and families.  One parent said that their child had had the best holiday programme that they had ever attended. 

The same students will be invited back for a second week of YIP in the October 2014 holidays. 


Key Partners:
SPARC Aktive Auckland Sport and Recreation Honda ASB Trust Fairfax Auckland Council John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation New Zealand Community Trust