Owen Delany Park
15th - 18th September 2022
Taupō is the heart of Aotearoa New Zealand’s beautiful North Island. At the centre of the region is sparkling Lake Taupō, the great inland sea of New Zealand. As you travel around the lake, you will find every landscape you can imagine. Snow-blanketed winter ski fields and alpine deserts. Ancient forests alive with birdsong. Trout-filled rivers and the thundering Huka Falls. Steaming geothermal valleys with rejuvenating hot springs. Three towering volcanoes in the awesome and otherworldly landscape of Tongariro National Park. Taupō is the perfect backdrop for such an awesome event and provides teams with so much to do between games.
The festival attracts more than a 100 teams each year from around the country and the world having previously welcomed international teams from Japan, France, South Africa, America and Australia. Register your interest as early as possible because places in the draw fill up quick!
More information on the region here https://www.greatlaketaupo.com
Tamaki Makaurau Global Games
6th - 8th October 2023
The Ta-maki Makaurau Global Games event will bring junior teams and their families from around the country back to the City of Sails, promoting everything that is great about our region and all that it has to offer, also with the chance to play in world class venues!
Each team that enters will be involved in 3 different codes to play, Tag Rugby League, Basketball and Hockey as well as two Auckland activities such as the Museum, Auckland Zoo, MOTAT, Kelly Tarltons, Rainbows End, Sky City, Eden Park and Piha.
The Sky City Breakers, Vodafone Warriors and New Zealand Hockey have all expressed interest to be involved and support the initiative by running coaching clinics and workshops on wellbeing and nutrition. Having some of the country’s greatest sporting organisations involved will create a buzz around the event, with many teams keen to rub shoulders with their sporting heroes.
Kids ultimately play sport to have fun, and though yes everyone loves winning and to do well, it should never be at the cost of a child’s enjoyment and development. We will work hard to put the overall experience at the forefront, ensuing it’s a weekend to remember well after the final whistle blows.
At the start of each day, teams will be matched up in even pools with sides from different regions. They play each other once in shorter seeding games to determine their level to other teams at the event. After a morning of seeding games, teams will be regrouped with more evenly matched teams, ensuring as much enjoyment as possible throughout the full day. This format has worked very well at all Global Games festivals in the past.
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON...