Kapi-Mana News : January 17th 2012
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Organiser Peter Wrigley, from the Aurora Harriers Club, says even though the weather was unpleasant at times in November and December, they had an average of 27 people each night. It s been really well-supported, by local people and businesses and what has been pleas- ing is the number of runners and walkers who are not attached to a club. These probably make up half the numbers each week. Pak n Save and Reading Cinema have donated prizes to give away. Most runners are from Porirua and Tawa but Mr Wrigley says there are a few from the Hutt Valley that come over. While the aim is to encourage exercise and earn Aurora some new members, there is also a competitive element. Tony Buckingham won last week s race with a time of 17m47s, around the course that begins near The Mill on Kene- puru Dr, up to the Aotea Block, and back. Mr Wrigley says they had 35 entrants last week and hopes that they can can get even more tomorrow night. With the Grand Traverse in early April, he is planning to run a few races off-road , perhaps around Bothamley Park, in February. Entry costs $5 and registration is on the night for the walk and run series. The race gets underway at 6pm, with parking available in McDonald s. Contact p.wriggles@paradise. net.nz for more information. US scholarship no soft ride for basketballer By KRIS DANDO Tall order: The six-foot-six Jordan Ngatai, from Elsdon, will be moving to the warm climes of Hawaii in August to embark on his college basketball career. Jordan Ngatai is bound for Hawaii but it is hardwood not soft sand he will be feeling beneath his feet. The towering ex-Mana College student has been a regular in Welling- ton, Maori and New Zealand basketball teams for some time now and he has been weighing up his future in the sport, with interest from a handful of US colleges. But it was a trip to Brigham Young University-Hawaii in November with NZ Maori that sold it for him. They were hammered by 30 points on court, but the power forward impressed enough to be offered a full, four-year scholarship to study and play college basketball. I met the coaches and they were great. They have NBA experience, and the team is a mix of older and newer players. The campus is in Honolulu and really modern, it s an awesome place. Ngatai will be majoring in sports sci- ence and minoring in business and his grades need to stay up in order for him to keep playing basketball. And his spot on the team is not assured either -- he knows he ll have to earn a starting pos- ition. The coaches will keep checking up on me, but I ll be playing with the New Zealand under-20s and training with the [Wellington] Saints before I go, so I should get over there in pretty good shape. Apparently the first month [August] is really hard, just fitness and conditioning -- no basketball -- but I ll be ready. BYU-Hawaii play in division two of the NCAA but are one of the better colleges in the second tier. Ngatai says while you could get lost in a bigger school, he hopes performing at this level will get him noticed. Porirua to Honolulu is going to be a huge change for the teenager but while the sun and sand might be alluring, he will spend most of his time in lecture halls and gyms. The other teams in BYU s Pacific West conference are on the American west coast, so he will be travelling to universities in California, Arizona and Utah to play basketball. Family and friends will be sorely missed, he says. It s going to be hard at first, I think. I m going over by myself and there s going to be new faces and people to meet. I really want to do well and not disap- point my family, that s the main thing for me. Playing in the NBA is the ultimate dream for any aspiring basketballer but the European leagues have become a popular destination for Kiwi players. Ngatai is not looking that far ahead, however, with playing his heart out for BYU the goal for now.
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