Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG) will be holding a multi sports gala day during the 2013 nib Hunter Festival of Sports in the July school holidays.
“We put the event together last year and we were happy with the response and encouraged by the fun the kids had,” said JNJG Newcastle/Hunter/Central Coast Territory Manager, Mark Ingrey.
The multi sports gala day will be held at Tulkaba Oval, Teralba over two days on Monday 08 and Tuesday 09 July. Six different sporting activities made up last year’s event and organizers are working on finalizing this year’s activities.
The format of the multi sports gala allows children to rotate every 45 minutes around the activities, giving them the chance to experience the fun of each discipline under the guidance of qualified personnel.
Each day begins at 9:30am and is scheduled to finish at noon and caters for children aged 6 to 13.
Australian Rugby Union is conducting its ‘Camp Waratah’ program in Newcastle during the 2013 nib Hunter Festival of Sport.
Boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 14 will be coached by highly qualified NSW Rugby Community Development Staff with the aim of improving individual skills to participate in rugby.
Newcastle’s ‘Camp Waratah’ will be held on Thursday 04 July 2013 at Newcastle No 2 and No 5 Sportsgrounds from 8:30am through to 3:00pm. Where possible, NSW Waratah’s players will be at the camp, giving youngsters the chance to meet the stars.
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Topspin Tennis Newcastle will conduct a NSW State Series Tennis Tournament at District Park Tennis Centre as part of the 2013 nib Hunter Festival of Sport. The tournament will be held on Friday 12 July 2013 commencing at 9:00am.
The tournament will be held as a round robin event for players from 10 to 16 years in both singles and doubles sections. “The tournament is sanctioned by Tennis NSW and some of the events carry State Series Points,” said tournament director, Richard Nicholls.
Topspin Tennis is meeting its commitment to provide competitions and tournaments in the Hunter Region and this tournament will give players the opportunity for quality competition and will give the general public the opportunity to see some of the region’s top young tennis players in action.
The Universal Tae Kwon Do Academy has a very busy time planned for the Festival providing excellent opportunities for people of all ages to ‘Taste Tae Kwon Do”.
All activities will be held in the Universal Tae Kwon Do Clubhouse at 113 Albert Street Islington – opposite Wickham Park.
The first event is right at the beginning of the two-week Hunter Festival of Sport with a Universal Tae Kwon Do tournament on Sunday 30 June getting underway at 9:30am. This event gives the general public the opportunity to watch the athletes in competitive action.
There are eight ‘Come and Try Tae Kwon Do’ afternoons scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of each week from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.and there are four ‘Kick Fit’ evenings scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday of each week from 6:45pm to 7:45pm.
Originally designed to be played by people with cerebral palsy, boccia is a sport that now includes athletes with other disabilities affecting motor skills and in 1984 became a Paralympic sport.
The good news is that boccia will also be a part of the 2013 nib Hunter Festival of Sport.
The Hunter Boccia Teams Competition is tentatively set down for 12 July involving players of all ages.
Similar to lawn bowls, boccia is played with a white ball (the jack) which is the target ball, six red balls and six blue balls.
For further information on the Hunter Boccia Teams Competition contact Lucy Bates on 0403 933 747
The Newcastle Knights will hold a Super Clinic and Under 17s Challenge during the 2013 nib Hunter Festival of Sport.
Events’ organiser Matt Lantry said that being able to link with the Festival program would help boost interest in the events.
The Danny Buderus Super Clinic will be held at Hunter Stadium during the June/July school holidays with the actual dates yet to be confirmed. The clinic will cater for youngsters from 6 to 12 years of age providing skill based fun rugby league activities for both boys and girls. The clinic is planned to be held under lights at Hunter Stadium with bookings for the clinic to be made online via the Newcastle Knights website.
The Hunter Festival of Sport Rugby League Challenge will be held at St Johns Oval Charlestown on Wednesday 03 July 2013 from 9:30am to 3:00pm. The Challenge is specifically targeted at Under 17 players identified in specialised programs from NRL clubs across NSW.