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Balance is Better: Change the Game (South-Canterbury)

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Craighead Diocesan School Auditorium

Wrights Avenue, Highfield

Timaru, Canterbury 7910

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An informative evening led by influential speakers in their field on how you can help your child navigate their way through sport.

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Change the game. A presentation from Sport Canterbury to address the common misconceptions around what drives sporting success in our children.

Guest Speaker: Andrew Ellis - Andrew made his first-class cricket debut for Canterbury in the 2002-03 season. In his illustrious professional career of over 17 years, Andrew has donned the red and black more than 350 times across all 3 formats. Andy has also represented New Zealand on 20 occasions making his debut in 2012 (15 ODI’s and 5 T20I’s). A dream of his which took a decade of hard work, consistent performances, injury setbacks and grit after first making his 1st class debut to achieve this goal. The genuine all-rounder has captained Canterbury and has twice been awarded New Zealand Cricket's Domestic Player of the Year. Andrew is currently the Regional Manager at High Performance Sport New Zealand and is a Balance is Better Ambassador.

Guest Speaker: Mike Stevenson - Director and Physiotherapist at Christchurch Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic, working with a range of cases from athletes to business professionals, and general post operative rehabilitation. Mike has worked with numerous organisations including Harvard University, Lincoln University, NZ Cricket, NZ Softball, Netball Mainland, and High Performance Sport NZ, to name a few. Mike’s clinical interests include athletic rehab, athlete performance management, and post operative rehabilitation. Mike’s experience working with youth athletes has contributed to his passion for managing the growing athlete for long term development.

Sport Canterbury Speaker: Mike Peacock - Well, I’m yet to become a parent but if I could share with you some of my thoughts…To me it is all about balance. Young people need balance in their lives. This ensures improved physical and mental health and overall wellbeing. When it comes to sport, young people will perform better and enjoy themselves more if we encourage them to play, not pressure them to perform. The importance of exploring a range of sports is key. This allows for developing a range of transferable skills, creativity and enhanced decision-making options. A young person’s social, emotional, spiritual and cognitive needs also need support. Therefore, development programmes need to be holistic and develop the person as well as the athlete. For me, character is the most critical component an athlete can bring to the table as talent alone does not deliver sustainable success.

Come along for a very informative and enjoyable evening!

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Craighead Diocesan School Auditorium

Wrights Avenue, Highfield

Timaru, Canterbury 7910

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Sport Canterbury is one of New Zealand's 14 Regional Sports Trusts, with responsibility
for the Greater Christchurch, Canterbury and West Coast region. 
​​​​​​​We bring sports and communities together in partnership. Through leadership and advocacy, we protect the future of sporting participation.

We enable coaches, teachers and parents to deliver quality experiences
that promote a lifelong love of physical activity.

We deliver services and events in line with our vision:
More People, More Active, More Often

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