Sunday, September 06, 2015

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ATTENTION SPORT AND LEISURE CLUBS - This page is designated for weekly SPORTS DRAWS. Promotional advertising of club activities and or events is available through Sport Bay of Plenty website: Draws for Bay of Plenty sports organisations are compiled by Sport Bay of Plenty and uploaded to their website each Tuesday: For inclusion in this publication, only e-mail is accepted, with a deadline of 4pm each Tuesday to in WORD FORMAT (NO GRIDS/ TABLES, TABS OR EXCEL). Enquiries regarding draws can be made at Sport Bay of Plenty on 07 578 0016.



Tauranga Ramblers - Monday; Kaitemako Road, Waipuna Park at 4.00pm. Targeted at Secondary School and Year 7 and 8 students. Every Monday, with Malcolm Taylor. All welcome. Tuesday; a regular pack run training group leaves from the Tauranga Domain Grandstand at 5.30pm. every week. This is a road run going through the streets of Otumoetai. Various distance options of your own choice. Tuesday; 5.15pm Targeted at Secondary School and Year 7 & 8 students, with Malcolm Taylor. All welcome. Thursdays; the Cornerstone Pub, Bethlehem Shopping Centre at 6.00pm. Meet in car park. Sundays; Own training- Suggest talk to fellow club members to link into runs. Contact Malcom Taylor 027 292 4411 or 576 0000.

September 5 - Athletics New Zealand Road Championships, “The Lakes”, Tauriko Industrial Estate, Poturi St. ANZ Ph 09 477 0210, fax 09 479 5089, Plenty of helpers will be required to help host this.

September 6 - AIMS GAMES Cross Country & Relay, Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay. 11.30am. For year 7 & 8 Students only. Vicki Semple Ph 578 0016 ext 805 or 027 290 0122 Email:


Freestyle BMX Club - BMX Inc have a club night every Tuesday night. We meet at 17th Ave Skate Park at 4:30pm. A decision is then made as to what skate park we will go to. Participants must be 11 years or older to join the club. Helmets are compulsory and you should bring money for fish and chips. Check us out on facebook. Key word BMX Inc. For more info phone Paul on 027 742 1756 or 021 916 571.


Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club - Meet every Monday night at Mount Maunganui R.S.A. Juniors (6.00pm – 7.30pm), seniors (7.00pm – 10.00pm). Contact Noel Pinic on 579 5412.


Tauranga City United

Saturday 5th September

Mens WAIBOP Premiership League; Tauranga City United vrs Rotorua United - Away

Mens Bay 1; Tauranga City United Relics vrs Otumoetai A – Links Ave – 2pm

Bay SportsMed Cup; Tauranga City United Bay 2 vrs Otumoetai Bay 1 Reserves – Fergusson Park – 2pm

Sunday 6th September

Northern League 1st Division; Belvedere Tauranga City United vrs North Shore - Away

Northern League 1st Division Reserves ; Broker Web Risk Services Tauranga City United vrs North Shore - Away

Under 17's; Tauranga City United vrs Hamilton Wanderers Blue - Away


Bethlehem Indoor Bowls - Mondays 7:30pm at the Bethlehem Hall. People of all ages welcome. For more information contact Maxine 578 2481 or Wendy 578 2585.

Gate Pa Indoor Bowls - Wednesday 9 September. Club night 7.30pm. Enquiries to Debbie Reid 571 5919.

Mt Maunganui Indoor Bowls -Every Wednesday night, arrive at 6.45pm.  All welcome. Enquiries Phone Jim 5721983

Tauranga Senior Citizens Club - Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 1pm. Names in by 12:45pm please. Everyone welcome. Coaching Saturday. Join in the fun. Phone club daily. 578 7534 after 12:30pm any day.

Te Puna Indoor Bowling Club - Every Monday 7:15pm at the Te Puna Memorial hall. For more information phone Ian 579 3024.

Welcome Bay Indoor Bowling Club - Mondays, names in by 7:15pm. Welcome Bay Hall. New members welcome. Come along and give bowls a go. Coaching available. Phone Jill 544 1941.

South City Indoor Bowls - Tuesday 8 September. Men's & ladies singles (Ryder Cup & Ryder Plate) – Markers please. Enquires to Mary 541 0687.


Kaimai Ramblers Tramping Group - Wednesday 9 September. From Te Aroha. Up the Domain Track to the TV Translator, Trig and return Moderate, 12km. 8.00am departure Racecourse Reserve, Cameron Road, Greerton. Phone Roger 544 1622 – Lisa 552 4854 – Marilyn 572 4304.

Pack ‘n' Boots - Sunday6 September. Ananui Falls and thereabouts. Depart Bethlehem 8.00am Leader Tom Phone 572 201. Travel $6 Easy but stream crossings.

Tauranga Hikoi Group Midweek Tramping - Wednesday 9 September. Daly's loop E/M $15. Meet at Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre 11th Ave. 8.30am start. Please ring Jean 578 8785 Shirley 578 6559

Tauranga Mid-Week Tramping Group - Wednesday 9 September. Toi's Walk, Ohope from town steps. Grade mod, approx. 5.5 hrs. Robbie 578 7107.


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