2020 was the fourth consecutive year Ignite Sport has taken a team of young people away to Sports Camp, and the second year attending the Totara Springs Camp in Matamata. A team of 26 young people and 8 leaders took on the challenge of the weekend, which included a Saturday of sport from 6am until midnight. It has been such an awesome opportunity for us to take this team of students who are from a range of schools Ignite Sport works with across the region. Sports Camp gives us the privilege to continue journeying with these young people and it was fantastic to have 15 new young people join the team this year.
While the focus for the team is not solely on sporting success we managed to make the finals for 6 different sporting events; Women’s Hockey, Men’s Indoor Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, Netball and Croquet (where we managed to come away as the champions).
Overall the weekend was a mix of impressive sporting ability, a supportive team environment and a growing Ignite family which made Sports Camp 2020 a massive success.
Here is some of the feedback from the young people who attended camp:
We are looking forward to growing together and continuing to keep relationships with this awesome group throughout next year and are excited to camp again in 2021!