May 31, 2024
March 2022

'Netting' a new sport.

Special thanks to the amazing crew over at the Rotary Club of Riccarton, which has helped with some of the costs of our Tū Ora in the community playing social netball!

With the 2022 touch rugby season recently finishing, our current Tū Ora needed a physical recreation activity to participate in, within the community. 

Recreational sports is packed with benefits for the tāne and wāhine we work with. Of course, there’s the physical benefits, but physical activity is actually as good for the mind as it is for the body. Not to mention creating opportunities for positive social engagement, because having fun makes all the difference between surviving and thriving. 

With the incredible support of the Riccarton Rotary Club, we have been able to make this happen. 

The first game of the 10-week season was 27-2 and while the ‘2’ was our team, Pathway Reintegration Manager Anaru Baynes is adamant there's a 'last goal wins' rule in place. Either way, we know our Tū Ora are the real winners, every day!

"A socially inclusive space to have fun is something we all need to experience,” Anaru says. 

“A daily dose of fun is one of the fundamental anchors to being and living well, so it's been wonderful to see the Tū Ora Netball and touch rugby teams pick up on this concept and literally run with it!"

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