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Youth Week gets physical at Street Legends

Thursday 9 May 2013, 2:26PM
By Hamilton City Council
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HAMILTON

Hamilton’s young people have a chance to physically challenge themselves at this Friday’s Street Legends event.

A collaborative project between Hamilton City Council’s Community Development and Leisure unit and a group of Waikato University students, Street Legends reflects the city’s Active Hamilton strategy, says Community Sport and Recreation Co-ordinator Andrea Timings.

“Street Legends is by youth and for youth,” says Andrea. “We’ve got a range of physical skill tests young people can try, including a climbing wall, a basketball
hoop to test your shooting prowess, and the very entertaining inflatable volcano speed course.

There will also be touch rugby, football and volleyball to try, plus involvement from police and defence forces whose stands and demonstrations will reflect on some of the decisions young people need to make in their lives – for example, use of “beer goggles” to show the impact of alcohol consumption on motor skills.

Street Legends is a free event, and will be held at Melville Park on Friday, 10 May, from 3.30pm.  If wet it will be held on Sunday, 12 May, from 1pm.