Young people brought together by sport

Southern youths enrolled in alternative education got together yesterday for a day of sports.

Number 10 Southland Youth One Stop Shop hosted the Rangatahi Sports Tournament and, this year, about 90 pupils and 40 volunteers took part.

Project co-ordinator Michelle Reynolds said it was the event’s sixth year.


Ms Reynolds said it was about fair play and sportsmanship, as well as having a great time.

‘‘I think we do that very well.’’

Teams came from various education providers and competed against each other.

Damien Milner (16, pictured) from Front-Line Training in Invercargill, played with his team against others in short games of netball, volleyball, basketball and dodgeball.

Some of the participants came from as far away as Dunedin, but the majority were from Southland.

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