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Mahurangi Gymsports Club will hold a Have A Go morning at the Mahurangi College gymnasium on October 19, from 9am to noon.

A range of gymnastic activities and equipment will be set up, suitable for children aged 5-15 years, of any skill level.

Gymnastics provides a solid foundation of skills which can then be transferred to almost any sport.

Info: Liz Davie-Martin on 425 5705 or mahugym.co.nz

Riders skills will be on display at an unregistered Dressage Day at the pony fields, at the Warkworth Showgrounds, on Sunday, October 27, from 9am to 2.30pm.

The day is being run by the Warkworth Dressage Group and is weather and grounds dependent.

Anyone interested in joining in should contact Diana Sonerson at info@warkworthdressage.com.

Spectators welcome.

Updates will be posted on the WarkworthDressageGroup Facebook page.

Anyone interested in the latest sports craze, Pickleball, is invited to join Mahurangi Pickleball at the Mahurangi East Community Centre in Hamatana Road, Snells Beach, on Tuesday and Thursday, October 8 and 10.

New players will be given free entry and free coaching, and all gear is provided. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis, and is a great way to keep fit.

The Tuesday session starts at 6.30pm and the Thursday session at 10am.

Info: contact Joy at kiwipickleball@gmail.com

Equestrian games
The Warkworth Rodeo Club, along with the Mahurangi Cowboy Mounted Shooting Club, will hold a fun day at the Warkworth Showgrounds on Saturday, October 19, starting at 9am.

There will be barrel racing and mounted games in the event arena, open to any rider who would like to give it a go. The day will also include clinics and competitions, and shooting demonstrations.

The entry fee of $15 will go towards prizes for individual events and any money left over will go to charity. Spectators free.

Anyone interested in competing on the day is asked to RSVP by October 15 to Kushla Larsen on 027 220 4855 or Kushla@xtra.co.nz

Underwater hockey
Mahurangi College Underwater Hockey is combining its end-of-season prizegiving with an open Have A Go session.

The club is keen to attract new members and the session will be an opportunity for people to find out more about the sport.

The free event will be held at the Mahurangi College swimming pool on Saturday, October 19, from 1.30pm to 3pm.

Participants are asked to bring togs, towel and snorkelling gear. Afternoon tea provided.

Warkworth Bowls will hold a Have A Go afternoon on Thursday, October 17. Club members will be on hand to assist new bowlers and the club has plenty of spare bowls for people to use.

The day will be held at the clubrooms in Mill Lane and after some coaching, there will be a couple of organised games with club members.

The bar will be open and tea or coffee will also be available. The day will start at 4pm and will run for about three hours.

Tournament convenor John Hurdley says the club wants to attract new members. “We have great facilities, including parking, and two very good greens, plus bowls is a thoroughly enjoyable game,” he says.

Meanwhile, Mahurangi East Bowling Club will hold a Have A Go day, with coaching, on Sunday, October 20 from 10am to 2pm. The bowling club is in Hamatana Road, Snells Beach.

Info: Judy 09 425 5303

Mahurangi Basketball is holding a free Have A Go event at the Mahurangi College gymnasium on Tuesday, October 15.

The emphasis will be on fun and introducing players to the game. It is designed for seven to 11 year olds and will run for an hour from 5pm. Participants are asked to wear non-marking shoes.

Info: mahurangibasketball@gmail.com

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