Challenge 2000 has had an awesome start to 2013! Thanks to Pub Charity and the Wellington City Council our young people and staff have been able to get out and about in Wellington and there is more to come!
In January, young people from all over the Wellington Region came together to take part in a range of organised sports activities. We spent three days at The ASB Sport Centre in Kilbirnie playing a huge range of sports; including soccer, basketball, tennis, hockey, volleyball, netball and badminton. The range of sports allowed everyone to give some new sports a go and some hidden talents have certainly been discovered! The competition was pretty fierce and it was great to see everyone so actively involved. We had some awesome weather so we were lucky enough to get up to Mt Victoria for lunch one day and enjoyed the view of our great city.
The group also went swimming at Keith Spry Pool where we had multiple competitions. The synchronised swimming was won by the girls despite the boy’s strong challenge and the biggest and smallest splash in the dive pool was hotly contested as was the best handstand competition. Challenge 2000 staff then cooked lunch on the barbecue before heading down to the Johnsonville Community Centre. To finish up the day everyone got their poker faces on for a few games of Mafia.
It’s been awesome to see the young people’s confidence growing and some leadership skills being displayed. What’s more Challenge 2000 still has more to come. Watch this space!! If you’re keen to come along give Ben, Jeff or Thérèse a call at Challenge on 477 0045.