Auckland junior sports stalwart shares tips to reduce abusive sideline support

East & Bays Courier: Sideline abuse from parents is getting worse at Auckland junior sports events, a volunteer says. Alejo Leguizamon​ has been around grassroots sport for more than two decades. He coaches his kid’s football side at Ellerslie AFC  and runs the junior futsal program at East City Futsal. The amount of verbal sideline abuse in New Zealand sport was increasing and people not willing to report it were adding to the problem, Leguizamon said. In 2015, a Stuff survey found that 53 per cent of respondents said they witnessed constant and aggressive shouting from the sidelines, while 20…

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NZ Teams named for World Junior Ultimate Championships

New Zealand Ultimate is proud to announce the New Zealand teams that will compete at the World Junior Ultimate Championships to take place in Waterloo, Canada from 19-25 August 2018. New Zealand will be represented in both the Under 20 Men’s and Under 20 Women’s divisions. The teams have been selected out of the National Training Squad, a group of players who have been working with the national coaches with a series of camps in 2017 and early 2018. The NTS was itself selected following performances at the NZ Secondary School Ultimate…

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NZSS Netball Squad for 2018 Announced

A 23-strong squad has been named following the National Development Camp in Cambridge last week. NZSS coach Mary-Jane Araroa said a final team would be named after the NZ Age Group Championships in July in the build-up to matches against the Australian Under-17 squad in Canberra in September. “We are excited with what we have seen at the National Development Camp and opted to name a squad at this time to enable us to monitor and track these athletes over the next six months” she said. Araroa said the National…

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