Netball, touch rugby, and rippa rugby competitions are just some of the events taking place at this week’s grand opening of the new Fordlands’ youth space on Wrigley Road Reserve.
The new youth space includes skateboarding facilities, two basketball half-courts, a netball court, fields, and BMX dirt mounds.
RDC youth projects officer Jill Campbell says the grand opening on Saturday [11 February] promises to be a fun and entertaining day to celebrate the hard work undertaken by the council team, local youth and Ko Te Tuara Totara O Fordlands community group, which has enabled the dream of having a skatepark in the area to become a reality.
“The new youth space is going to have such a positive effect on the Fordlands community that we want to kick off with a special opening event that offers a real celebration for people of all ages.
“There’ll be all kinds of fun activities for families to enjoy including sport competitions, a raft race, bouncy castle, kids’ stuff, free sausage sizzle, cash prizes and giveaways.”
Netball, touch rugby and rippa rugby teams can register for free at the Fordlands Community House on Bellingham Crescent. The deadline for registrations is Friday [9 February]. For registration enquires please ring Ko Te Tuara Totara O Fordlands on 07 343 9691.
The Fordlands youth space grand opening is on Saturday 11 February from 11am to 3pm.
Rotorua District Council’s Youth Spaces project is a result of submissions made to the council’s last draft Ten Year Plan by young people from Fordlands, Koutu and Western Heights, due to lack of activities for young people in those communities.