Sports greats team up to inspire youth   5 Jun 2012

Ignite Sport

Sports greats team up to inspire youth

Current Breakers basketball sensation Dillon Boucher has joined sports legend Eroni Clarke in a panel discussion on the value of sport, its influence and impact on today’s youth.

The two are guest speakers at Inspire, an Ignite Sport event on Monday 18 June 2012 at Petone Working Men’s Club, Lower Hutt.

“Too often we see high-profile sports people tripping up off the field,” says Ignite Sport Coordinator Kevin Goldsbury.“To achieve well on and off the field young people must be coached in both sport and life.”

Ignite Sport offers schools in the Wellington area a unique concept: In addition to focussing on training, fitness and skills development the organisation encourages young sports people to consider character, values, balance and heart.The programmes begin with a Sports Academy for Year 9 or 10 students and continue to Year 13 with Sports Ambassadors and Sports Leaders programmes.

The charity organisation is currently working in seven schools within the Wellington area (predominantly low-decile schools) and has been invited into several more.College Sport Wellington also wants Ignite Sport’s volunteer coaching programme, Sports Serve, to operate throughout the region.Schools are desperate for volunteer coaching help.

Retired Tall Black Dillon and former All Black Clarke offered to support Ignite Sport’s profile and fund-raising event.They recognise the benefits achieved by the initiative, which gives so much back to youth and the community in general, through sport.At Inspire they will discuss the ways young athletes can develop as people and players.

Tickets available through Ignite Sport:info@ignitesport.org.nz or www.ignitesport.org.nzor ph 04 920 2204.

Inspire

Monday 18 June 2012, 7.30pm
Petone Working Men’s Club
47 Udy Street, Petone
Free, fund-raising event
Supper included

Dillon Boucher: Member of New Zealand Breakers basketball team which won back-to-back NBL titles with a thrilling victory over the Perth Wildcats in April 2012. Now retired from the Tall Blacks, Boucher has eight New Zealand titles.

Eroni Clarke: Eroni has been a stalwart of New Zealand rugby, playing at Provisional, Super 12 and National Level for more than 12 years. He played a total of 24 matches for the All Blacks including 10 tests between 1992 to 1998.

Eroni is an ambassador for Heart Children Foundation and is also involved in TYLA (Turn Your Life Around), a program which aims to improve the youth of today.

Under the umbrella of Takanga A Fohe, Pacific Mental Health at the Waitemata DHB, he works to deliver Pacific Health services through the team at Tupu as an AOD & Gambling Clinician.

ENDS

Add a comment

Bookmark and Share

News

Terror in Canada: There were gunmen on roof says Kiwi

24 Oct 2014 News
Ottawa resident says shock turning to anger and hard questions being asked about how gunman got so far. A New Zealander in Ottawa was... more

NZ Government Urged to Do More to Fight Ebola

24 Oct 2014 News
New Zealand Government Save the Children Urges the NZ Government to Do More to Fight Ebola As Ebola continues to tear through West... more

Business

Sky TV to launch $20/month subscription ondemand service

24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, the country's dominant pay-TV operator, will launch a new $20 a... more

Jade chases growth of 30-50% for Master Terminal

24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Jade Software, which took its intelligence software developer Wynyard Group public last... more

Living

My Kitchen Rules contestants: Hear us raw

24 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Fresh from two consecutive MKR People's Choice Challenge wins, Neena and Belinda favour wholesome and earthy flavours and aim to... more

Kiwi comics destroy world record for chart-topping podcast

24 Oct 2014 Lifestyle
  New Zealand comedians Guy Montgomery (Billy T winner, 7 Days) and Tim Batt (Radio Hauraki, 7 Days) have broken the world record... more

Property

Double-digit rate increases loom

24 Oct 2014 Property
Aucklanders living in the ‘hottest suburbs’ could be the big losers, while businesses will come out winners Rate rises... more

Reform of RMA critical to reforming housing affordability

15 Oct 2014 Property
The Resource Management Act needs to explicitly recognise the importance of New Zealanders’ access to more affordable housing... more

Migration

New Zealand Named The Best Place For Raising Children

24 Oct 2014 Migration
New Zealand has been named the best place to raise a child in the Raising Children Abroad annual league table. According to the HSBC... more

Desperate employers keeping overstayers

24 Oct 2014 Migration
Desperate employers seeking to fill job shortages are keeping migrant workers who previously held a work visa in New Zealand... more

Travel

Air New Zealand's GENIUS Hobbit themed safety video

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Giving flyers an Unexpected Journey! Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson star in 'epic' Hobbit themed Air New Zealand safety video Air... more

Travel 'interns wanted' to tour 2000km of NZ

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Forget a summer internship of fetching coffee and photocopying - a travel company is offering a $30,000, 10-day, 2000km tour of New... more

Sport

Kiwi to play against All Blacks in November Test Series

24 Oct 2014 Rugby
Scotland coach Vern Cotter clears out old guard and makes Grant Gilchrist captain for November Test series No place for Barclay,... more

ActivePost junior cricketers have a go with BLACKCAPS heroes

24 Oct 2014 Cricket
  Hamilton’s youngest cricketers will take their talent to the pitch this long weekend for the ANZ One Day International... more

Columns

At last! Hope for St James Theatre

24 Oct 2014 Opinion By Brian Rudman
After all the delays and stonewalling, the St James finally looks to have a future, even if it’s not clear what it will be Let's... more

Gordon Campbell: tokenism of NZ‘s role against Islamic State

23 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the tokenism of New Zealand‘s role against Islamic State Was John Key born lucky or what? Political... more

Kiwi Success

Jim Hickey hangs up his umbrella

24 Oct 2014 People
Veteran weathercaster Jim Hickey has announced his retirement today, saying is was a tough decision. "I feel like I'm subbing off at... more

Corban honoured by Institute of Directors

17 Oct 2014 Appointments
Institute Of Directors Local businessman Brian Corban was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Directors yesterday, in a... more

Recruitment

UK ambulance service poaches Kiwi paramedics

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand paramedics are being poached by Britain's busiest ambulance service. Interviews were held in Auckland on Friday and... more

NZ job market expected to strengthen - survey

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
The job market is expected to strengthen and potential employees are increasingly looking at staying in New Zealand for work instead... more