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Upper Hutt Leader : June 15th 2011
18 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JUNE 15, 2011 Dave Workman Clubs & Communities Activator firstname.lastname@example.org 027 213 7572 Mike Mercer Schools Activator email@example.com 027 213 7583 Activation Team tel: 04 527 2113 UPPER HUTT CITY ACTIVE RECREATION Role Model visits Become an Offcial! Role Model -- "a person regarded by others, especially younger people, as a good example to follow," and this is what Gareth Keane has become for many Upper Hutt students. During 2011 a program has been put in place for Gareth to visit schools in his home town of Upper Hutt. During these visits he has, and will, interact with a huge number of students, telling them of his achievements within the world of swimming and what it was like to win silver in the Delhi Commonwealth Games. The idea behind this project is to inspire young kids to aim high and show them that if they believe, they can achieve anything. He is an inspirational speaker who motivates and engages students to continue to excel in sport, and get involved if they are currently not participating. He explains his journey from learning to swim through to club participation, regional and national representation and the dedication it takes from him personally and his family for him to excel. Gareth said, "Interacting with the kids is a highlight, some of the questions they ask me are very interesting. You can genuinely see the excitement from them when they fnd out I went to the same schools as them." Gareth has been to several schools so far this year and has many more booked in during term two and three to ft around his busy competition schedule. If you would like more information about how to get Gareth to your school please contact Mike Mercer, Schools and Youth Activator. Without volunteers, sport at a local level wouldn't exist, including offcials. An offcial is any person who controls the actual play of a competition by using the rules and laws of the sport to make judgments on rule infringement, performance, time, and score. Offcials play a key role in ensuring the spirit of the game is observed by all. Offcials also ensure that all athletes develop through their chosen sport and guarantee the game is played within the spirit of the rules. Offcials are needed to make matches and events run smoothly. There is a high demand for more offcials in every sport from grass roots level through to the elite. All you need is an interest in sport and a willingness to be involved. It is essential that offcials provide people of all ages with the best possible sporting experience, which will ensure their continued participation and development in sport. If you're serious about becoming an offcial, then consider these important questions before you begin your career. • Are you physically ft? Offciating most sports requires some running and endurance. Active sports such as rugby, rugby league, soccer, hockey or netball require the offcialstobeinconstantmotion. • Are you emotionally prepared? Sports offcials are placed in highly charged situations that can be stressful. Are you calm under pressure? Can you take verbal criticism without becoming defensive? Can you stay calm when confronted by others who are not in control of themselves? • Do you have the time to commit to becoming a qualifed, competent offcial? Reading a rulebook isn't all it takes. A good offcial truly understands the nuances of the game. While you may never have played the game competitively yourself, you should have a 'feel' for the fow and spirit of the game. Are you able to manage a game or event when the opportunity arrives? Are you committed to attending association meetings and training workshops designed to help you improve? • Are you intellectually ft? Knowing the rules is a small part of the overall responsibilities of an offcial. Do you understand the rules and how to apply them fairly? • Do you have the right perspective to do the job? If you think offciating can be fun, you're right! Sports offcials get so much more from offciating than a bit of exercise. If your perspective is right, you'll fnd offciating to be a great way to make new friends, learn important people skills and much more. So you've decided that you would like to become an offcial? Once you've decided what sport you want to offciate in, you can contact the National sports organisation or Local Club for that sport or Activation for more info - visit: www.activation.org.nz Embarking on training as an offcial is an important frst step to ensuring that you are on the right track with your involvement. There are national accreditation schemes that provide training for coaches and offcials at all levels across a range of sports. Information provided from the SPARC website Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the Month. Venue: St Patrick's College Silverstream School Hall Time: 7.30pm For info tel: Penny 04 527 6862 or Rob 04 528 9509 or visit: www.uvtc.org.nz We are a small friendly tramping club, based in Upper Hutt. Our activities include easy day walks (up to 4 hrs), medium day tramps (4 to 8 hrs) and overnight tramps. All welcome Upper Valley Tramping Club Rides only $1 Operating 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month (weather permitting) 1.00pm - 4-00pm Special runs available by arrangement Why not join the Society and help operate the Maidstone Miniature Railway Senior and Junior members welcome For info tel: Bob Begbie 04 976 9114 COME ALONG AND ENJOY A RIDE MAIDSTONE PARK MINIATURE RAILWAY Scale replica steam powered, petrol powered & battery electric locomotives Find out what's going on in Upper Hutt during Rugby World Cup 2011, visit: www.upperhuttcity.com/RWC2011 RWC 2011 in Upper Hutt
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