The Zespri AIMS Games gives our Mahurangi College 11, 12 & 13 year olds an opportunity to compete as an individual or a team against their age in NZ in 23 codes.
The AIMS Games is an annual sporting championship held in Tauranga. It gives Year 7 and 8 students an opportunity to compete as an individual or in a team against the best of their age. Established in 2004 it has grown from 760 competitors representing 17 schools and four sporting codes to 11,500+ competitors representing 365+ schools from throughout New Zealand. The aim of the event is to provide opportunities for students to compete at an elite level, be active, celebrate fair play and enjoy success. Each of the sports offered are hosted in superb facilities in Tauranga where the best for their age will have the opportunity to perform to a high standard.
If parents/caregivers would like to assist with transport or coaching they will need to be Police Vetted through a school.
Teams are selected via a trial, selection process. We take a variety of teams to this event. All students selected as part of a team will be staying together in a group accommodation as organised by the Sport Department.
There are many individual sports that you can participate in. Due to the limited accommodation spaces, students wishing to be part of an individual sport are asked to source their own accommodation. Individual sports selection needs to be approved by the Director of Sport.
Due to the timings at AIMS students are only allowed to be involved in one team sport. A student may participate in an individual sport combined with a team sport, but only if approved by the Director of Sport in conjunction with the Coach.