BOP Intermediate students compete in AIMS sporting champs

By Mere McLean

The AIMS sporting championships in Tauranga has given Western Bay of Plenty (BOP) intermediate students an opportunity to compete as an individual or in a team against the best of their age groups in 16 different sports.

Participation in rugby sevens has increased at the international sporting championships called AIMS.

AIMS sporting championships is spearheaded by Sport BOP, Western BOP intermediate schools and the Tauranga City Council.

This is the first time Eastern Bay of Plenty school Te Teko has competed in the rugby sevens section of the competition.

Judith Karaitiana says, “One of the benefits is that we can support our children and their learning in this sport.” 

Te Teko played John Paul College.  In the first few minutes of the match, Te Teko scored a try.

As the rain hit hard, the girls from Te Teko came out with the win, 22-0.

Te Whetu Waratini says, “It's an honour for us this year because it's the first time we've entered this sports tournament.  I'm really happy for all our students.” 

Te Teko girls celebrated the win and are now gearing up for their semi-final against Mt Maunganui Intermediate.