The Remarkable Games

Thirteen rangatahi from Gisborne Girls High School, Gisborne Intermediate and Campion College took part in The Remarkable Games last Friday. 

The Remarkable Games is facilitated by Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti and joined by sporting codes that want to get on board to deliver an inter-school event. The kaupapa of the event is to provide our tamariki whaikaha (disability) community a safe, supportive environment where the rangatahi can be their unique selves and have some fun. It is a series of mini-games to get rangatahi involved in sport, play and active rec. 

Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti Active Rangatahi Advisor Alana Karehana said “The event is always so much fun. It’s amazing giving these rangatahi an opportunity to play modified sports together and having the support of codes like Central Football coming together. You see them reaching their full potential out there, with movement and social interaction because they’re given the opportunity to. Their faces just light up, they couldn’t be happier.” 

The day consisted of a mixture of athletics, running races, hula hoops, football and finished off with a kanikani/dance off! 

The event was last held in July with Poverty Bay Golf and Parafed. This time Lee from Central Football joined in to teach football drills and skills.  

The next Remarkable Games is set to be held in March 2022.