On Saturday 12th October, the Warkworth Rapid Relief Team supported the 2019 Halberg Games by providing lunch to the athletes and supporters.
The Halberg Games is an annual three-day sports competition open to those aged from 8-21 with a physical or visual impairment. Hosted by the Halberg Foundation, the Games is a unique event in New Zealand and gives athletes an opportunity to enjoy the thrill of competition, healthy comradery and make new friends. Athletes experience an authentic Games village environment and can try new sports while pursuing further sporting goals. For some athletes, the Games may be a stepping stone towards future sporting goals and even representing New Zealand in their chosen sport.
The Games are designed to deliver a very broad tournament-style experience for all participants where they can stay in residence and compete against athletes with similar impairments. The Games give athletes a full programme of sports, hostel-style accommodation and meals.
RRT enjoyed cooking and serving sausages and bread along with our RRT bottled water to the athletes and supporters through the day. It was amazing to see so many people with different disciplines enjoying the time and sharing experiences.
RRT hopes to continue its support for the Halberg Games in the future.