Kapi-Mana News : August 14th 2012
46 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 14, 2012 SPORT Service Centre Fetu Graham Rakesh Tom BOOK NOW PHONE 237 7979 or online www.poriruamotors.co.nz WE SERVICE ALL MAKES & MODELS WE ALSO PROVIDE AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SERVICES Richard Brad Jos Mel Tony 12 NORRIE ST, PORIRUA OPEN 6 DAYS An experienced team you can trust Full vehicle diagnostics, starters & alternators Warrants Of Fitness while you wait "We care about people" 4689793AA Career Develop. & Training Cars - Auto & Man Motorcycles HT LICENCES Classes 2-5 Endorsements: P,V,D,F,W,T,R,I 4725078AA Career Develop. & Training 4782566AA Full Time Sales Team Member Are you passionate about customer service? Are you looking to join a fun hard working team? At Bright's we are looking to fill a sales position in our Hardware store. The position does require some heavy lifting. The position is full time and does require some weekend work. 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WEATHER PERMITTING, SUBJECT TO CATCH OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SH DA A A A A A AI I I I I I IL L L L L LY FR RE E E E E E ES S S S S S SH H FIS S SHD D DA A A A A AI I I I I I IL L L L L L L Y Y Y FR R RE E E E E E ES S S S S S S S SH H H FIS S New season Fresh Scallops available NOW! 4794168AA If you'd like to wake up in a different country every morning, a career in hospitality could be the way to go. Get on board with the Professional Bar and Restaurant School www.pbrs.co.nz or call 0508 227 724 for more info. CHOOSE A CAREER THAT'S GOING PLACES PBRS NZQA recognised and Student Loans available. Tawa's win puts them mid-table Tawa have ensured a mid- table finish in football's Central League after a 2-1 win over bottom-placed Maycenvale Utd in Hast- ings on Sunday. The win moves them to 18 points, well clear of Maycenvale (four points) and ahead of Wellington Utd (13) and Western Sub- urbs (15). Scott Cameron and Mike Ramaekers scored for Tawa. On Saturday, Wests went down 3-0 to third- placed Napier City Rovers at Endeavour Park. This week sees the final game of the season for the two Porirua basin clubs -- the local derby at Redwood as Tawa take on Wests. Kick-off is at 2.30pm. Backing all our Olympians SPORTS TALK JOSEPH ROMANOS Golden girl: Lisa Carrington celebrates after winning the women's kayak single 200m sprint at the London Olympics. Photo: GETTY IMAGES What the London Olympics emphasised is that there is no such thing as a bolter any more. Wellingtonian Ted Morgan turned up at the 1928 Amster- dam Olympics with a broken hand, several kilograms over- weight and virtually unknown in world boxing. A week later he had won the welterweight gold medal. When Peter Snell went to the 1960 Rome Olympics, his over- seas travels had comprised one quick trip to Melbourne. He was ranked only 26 in the world in the 800-metre. Yet he won the gold medal, setting an Olympic record into the bargain. Athlete Rod Dixon, boardsailor Barbara Kendall, boxer David Tua -- they were very green in their chosen sports when they tasted their first moment of Olympic glory. It's nearly impossible for that to happen now. Even 23-year-old kayaker Lisa Carrington, who until the Lon- don Games was a relatively new face on the New Zealand sports scene, won a world title in 2011. Her Olympic success in the K1 200 last weekend was not a sur- prise to those who follow these things. In these days of increased pro- fessionalism in top-level sport, if athletes don't have a good pro- gramme backing them -- and that includes money, international competition and expert coaching -- they aren't going to be a factor at the Olympics. It was noticeable that the New Zealanders who competed most honourably in London were just those sorts of competitors -- the rowers, the cyclists, Valerie Adams, our hockey teams, our three-day eventing team. Having the best support doesn't guarantee success, but it's a minimum requirement. The days of having sports run virtually from the kitchen table of an enthusiastic amateur administrator are over, or they should be. It was revealing that many of the sports in which New Zealand struggled in London, such as taekwondo, judo, weightlifting and boxing, do not get a lot of support from Sport New Zealand (formerly Sparc). The sports that Sport New Zealand has targeted, including rowing, hockey, athletics, eques- trian and cycling, generally fared much better. The one problem was swim- ming. All but two of the New Zealand swimmers failed to reach their best times and only Lauren Boyle, of a squad that talked so optimistically, even made a final. No doubt Sport New Zealand will be asking some stern ques- tions of swimming, and it would not surprise if swimming's fund- ing was heavily cut after its Lon- don failures. The problem is what to do with the freakishly good athletes now and then produced by minor sports, the likes of squash player Susan Devoy, skier Annelise Coberger and boxer David Tua. My suggestion, after talking to various sports officials during the Olympics, is that Sport New Zealand should set up a small high-performance unit with the specific goal of putting such ath- letes under one umbrella and making sure they get the assist- ance that athletes in the major sports enjoy. The unit would not remove them from their sport, but would come in over the top to ensure they were getting the best advice in terms of coaching, nutrition and so on, and were funded well enough to get the necessary international competition. One thing's for sure: in this era they won't be able to do it on their own.
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