Wānaka Sun       

Sport to once again bring the community together

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 01 Aug, 2019 | By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

There will be plenty of opportunities to participate in a variety of sports activities during the sixth annual Mitre 10 Wanaka Festival of Sport and Recreation on September 15.

The free event, which drew more than 500 guests last year, promises to be 'bigger and better' in 2019, including securing Mitre 10 Wanaka as the new event sponsor.

“Mitre 10 Wanaka is proud to sponsor the Festival of Sport for 2019," said Matt Calaher, Mitre 10 marketing manager. "We recognise the importance of such an amazing event that showcases our local clubs and organisations, and we are once again excited to see many of the fantastic sports and activities on show in September.”

Amy Allan has been named as the event's new coordinator. Allan has already been successful in securing the festival's Mitre 10 Wanaka sponsorship, and she said she has been humbled by the level of community support leading up to the event. "There will be over 25 local clubs on display, interactive exhibitions, coffee and food stalls, industry businesses and plenty of opportunity to experience activities and have some fun. There is actually something for everyone, not to mention free entertainment for the kids and giveaways for mum and dad," said Allan.

The Mitre 10 Wanaka Festival of Sport and Recreation 2019, organised by the Upper Clutha Sports Community, takes place at the Wanaka Recreation Centre and Pool from 10am to 1pm.

“This family event is designed to inform, promote and celebrate the range of sport and recreational activities on offer to all ages over the summer season and beyond," said Upper Clutha Sports Community Trustees Bronwyn Coers and Diana Schikker. "It's a chance to chat with the locals and network amongst the community while being inspired by and involved in a fun day out.”

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