Secondary sport

Queen’s surfers Tessa Gabbott (left) and Rewa Morrison at the New Zealand Grom Series in...
Queen’s surfers Tessa Gabbott (left) and Rewa Morrison at the New Zealand Grom Series in Whangamata. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED
Jonty Light (John McGlashan) competes at the Otago-Southland secondary schools waterskiing...
Jonty Light (John McGlashan) competes at the Otago-Southland secondary schools waterskiing championships at Perkins Pond.
Jed Holland shows his commitment to finishing the 100m at the John McGlashan College athletic...
Jed Holland shows his commitment to finishing the 100m at the John McGlashan College athletic sports.
The Bayfield squad at the virtual triathlon.
The Bayfield squad at the virtual triathlon.
Queen’s High School rowers (from left) Adi Davies, Ella Nesbit, Billie Askerud and Ella Edwards...
Queen’s High School rowers (from left) Adi Davies, Ella Nesbit, Billie Askerud and Ella Edwards at Lake Ruataniwha. PHOTO: PICTURE SHOW LTD
Sylvia Baeumer (Logan Park) receives a ball from a serve at the Otago volleyball championships at...
Sylvia Baeumer (Logan Park) receives a ball from a serve at the Otago volleyball championships at the Edgar Centre.
Arlo Bickerstaff (Logan Park High School) is watched by team-mate Quinn Byers as he prepares to...
Arlo Bickerstaff (Logan Park High School) is watched by team-mate Quinn Byers as he prepares to receive a ball during the Otago volleyball championships.
Eleanor Baldi (Bayfield High School) celebrates after winning silver in the under-18 single...
Eleanor Baldi (Bayfield High School) celebrates after winning silver in the under-18 single sculls at the Maadi Cup in only her second season of rowing.
Maximum effort at the Logan Park house spirit sports day.
Maximum effort at the Logan Park house spirit sports day.
JD McLeod (Tokomairiro High School) eyes up his opportunities during a mixed touch game.
JD McLeod (Tokomairiro High School) eyes up his opportunities during a mixed touch game.

Actions speak louder than words - but so can photos.

Term 1 has had many challenges but for the most part secondary school sports have continued.

The touch competition was split into two with teams playing on alternate weeks, volleyball and futsal in the Edgar Centre had number restrictions, athletic sports were held in different venues in different formats with Otago championships being postponed until early November, and the Wanaka Challenge was cancelled but Sport Otago’s Virtual Triathlon provided competition, exercise and fun.

We coped. We adapted. We trained. We competed. We played sport.

Term 2 promises to have fewer restrictions but if that changes, secondary school sporting opportunities will be provided in some format.

Images and words supplied by the Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association.

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