• Tight squash battles see champs crowned

    Tight squash battles see champs crowned0

    By Jamie Regan The 2016 NZCT Aims Games squash champions were crowned this evening, as Mason Smales and Jade Stratford both won their finals 3-0. Jade Stratford (Somerville Intermediate) beat Jena Gregory in the girls final, keeping her head in a tight game where Gregory never let her get away. “Jena was really tough –

  • Kayakers create AIMS Games magic

    Kayakers create AIMS Games magic0

    George Snook has been eskimo rolling since he was five and reckons he hasn’t missed one in quite a while. That proved the difference for the 13-year-old Mokoia Intermediate kayaker, who celebrated canoe slalom’s NZCT AIMS Games debut with his school’s first gold medal. He needed to hold off a strong challenge from Hastings Intermediate

  • World champ adds AIMS title

    World champ adds AIMS title0

      She’s not yet in her teens, but Hautapu School’s Leila Walker has four world titles, is a current New Zealand champion and has captained a national BMX team. Now she can add NZCT AIMS Games champion to the list. But she didn’t have it all her own way. Leila won three of her qualifying

  • Golf titles decided at AIMS Games

    Golf titles decided at AIMS Games0

    By Jamie Regan Jayden Ford and Darae Chung have claimed gold at the 2016 NZCT AIMS Games golf tournament. Ford, of Rangikura School, won the boys division after a final-round 80 at the Mount Maunganui club today, edging Hoje Kang (Otumoetai Intermediate) by four shots. Chung, from Chilton St. James in Wellington, fired an impressive

  • Aged brigade bring cheers to netball courts

    Aged brigade bring cheers to netball courts3

      By Keri Welham Their voices were soft, their gait was a shuffle but the cheerleaders from Cambridge Resthaven retirement village shook those blue tinsel pom-poms like their ageing hands were on fire. The elderly sports fans were courtside at Mount Maunganui’s Harbourside Netball Centre today to support their team – the 12 and 13-year-olds

  • Golden haul dedicated to former coach

    Golden haul dedicated to former coach1

    Eight gold medals and a silver were nice but it was a new national record Whakatane swimmer Tarquin Magner was especially proud of at the NZCT AIMS Games this week. The 12-year-old set the new mark of 30.18secs in the heats of the 50m backstroke, 0.15secs faster than the old record, and dedicated it to