Junior surf programme confirmed
The Omaha Surf Club has confirmed its Junior surf programme will start on Sunday, January 9, and run each Sunday until April 10. Coordinator Sheralyn Guy says fees have again been discounted to make it easier for families. There are different age groups for children ranging from age 6 to “13+”. Registration is open at www.omahasurf.co.nz.
First woman chair of Sport Northland
Paparoa’s Libby Jones has been elected as chair of the Sport Northland board. She is the first woman to hold the position in its 20-year history. Libby first joined the board in 2016 as a representative of the Kaipara District Council. She has also been a director of Northland District Health Board for eight years and runs a beef farm in Paparoa.
Drop a line for dementia
Alzheimers Northland is holding its annual open fishing tournament to raise funds. Organiser Gary Bell says a real-time leader board will give instant results on who is catching fish nationwide. There are $50,000 in prizes, including a $20,000 boat package with an inflatable boat and a Suzuki outboard. There is also a section for sports clubs to enter a team, with a top prize being a fishing charter hosted by Marsden Cove Fishing Club. To enter and download the app, visit www.dropalinefordementia.co.nz. Entry is $40.
Warkworth Football preseason in Kerikeri
The Warkworth Football Club men’s team has secured at least two preseason games for 2022. The team will play AFC Bohemians on Sunday, March 6, at the Ngahue Reserve in St Johns in Auckland. Kick-off is at 11am. The team will then play Kerikeri on Saturday, March 12, at BaySport Waipapa. Kick-off is at 1pm. Anyone interested in signing up for the season can contact Jacob on 027 335 3157. In particular, the team is seeking a goalie.
Mahurangi Rugby club sweeps awards
Mahurangi Rubgy Club was well represented in the North Harbour Rugby Union 2021 Awards, announced this month. Sam Ryburn was awarded Community Volunteer of the Year, Jason Reid with Oustanding Contribution to Junior Rugby and Deb Steel with Administrator of the Year. “Well done to Mahurangi Rugby once again showing off its commitment and dedication to the sport,” organisers said.
Warkworth Darts waits until orange
Warkworth RSA Darts Club says requirements for vaccine passports, and for everyone to be seated at the RSA at all times has made it too difficult to resume its club nights. “Given that we are so close to Christmas, we think its best just to wait for orange light.” Anyone interested can join the club’s weekly online tournament on Mondays or the occasional game at members’ houses. See Warkworth RSA Darts Club on Facebook.
Call for young Warkworth athletes
Warkworth Athletics Club will hold its junior programme next year on Wednesdays at 5.30pm, from February 9. There are classes for juniors, aged three to six, and seniors, aged seven and up. It is based at Shoesmith Reserve. Vaccine passport requirements are being observed. For more information, see the Warkworth Athletics Club Facebook page.
Time to take up squash again
Coaches Kaye Jackson and Bill Boyce are holding club nights at the Warkworth Tennis and Squash Club on Mondays from 6pm, aimed at players who want to pick up squash again. Players are welcome to just turn up. Racquets and balls are available. It is $5 for non-members and free for members. Contact Kaye on
021 135 7574 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the traffic light system confusing you?
Sport New Zealand has put together a comprehensive guide for sport clubs and teams on what they can do at each stage of the “traffic light” Covid-19 protection framework. See https://sportnz.org.nz/resources/covid-19-protection-framework-overviewhttps://sportnz.org.nz/resources/covid-19-protection-framework-overview