New memorandum recognises the importance of school-tertiary sport links

NZ Herald:

University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) are one step closer to establishing a sustainable sporting pathway between secondary schools and tertiary institutions.

Historically, Kiwi high-school students have not been short of sporting opportunities.

And with the number of national secondary school competitions having increased by 60 percent in the past 10 years, 13-18-year-olds now compete in more than 200 national secondary school tournaments each year.

Alongside the usual array of traditional codes, sports as diverse as AFL, curling, clay target shooting, waka ama, underwater hockey and lawn bowls, are now contested by students across New Zealand.

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