Battle of the Codes – Youth Week 2023


Our very first Battle of the Codes was held on Tuesday as part of national Youth Week. The event for secondary students was a huge success with 130 rangatahi completing an interactive course.

A relay event with a twist, students from different schools competed in mixed teams of four on behalf of their chosen winter sports code. Rugby, hockey, football and a combined basketball and netball category went for glory on the day, with the trophy being taken out by basketball/netball.

The course consisted of four different legs which included running, crawling under cargo nets, hockey, basketball, rugby & football skills and an egg & spoon section.

YESS Council students played a large part in organising the event, including securing spot prizes, organising a putting competition, core roles and Sport Whanganui Instagram take-over during the event.

With the inaugural event being such a success, we look forward to holding it again in the coming years.

A huge thank you to the following sponsors and partners:

Ara Taiohi – Peak Body for Youth Development, Whanganui Basketball Association, Hockey Wanganui INCWhanganui Rugby, Ngā Tai o te Awa, Whanganui District Council Youth Council, Rivercity Golf – Tawhero Golf Course, Just Cuts Whanganui, PAK’nSAVE Whanganui, New World Wanganui, Sport New Zealand

Article posted 17 May 2023 by sportwhanganui