Junior athletes converge on Whangarei park for games

One of New Zealand’s largest children’s sporting events kicked off in Whangarei today.

The North Island Colgate Games, with over 1000 children from seven to 14 years of age, sees athletes competing in a range of track and field events over the next two days. All athletes can compete in up to four individual  events and also in the relays.

Related: North Island Colgate Games website

Traditionally held in during the primary school holiday period, the Colgate Games are held as two separate meetings, one in the North Island and one in the South. The South Island event is to be held next weekend in Timaru.

Related: South Island Colgate Games website

Four scholarships will be awarded to outstanding participants at each of the meetings. The scholarships are named after Nick Willis, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist and current holder of a Colgate Games 200m record

For More: Northern Advocate

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