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Pack your bags, your bike and your school uniform. This September school students’ aged 10-13-years have been invited to attend the 14th edition of the AIMS GAMES in Tauranga New Zealand. The NZ AIMS GAMES is…

Pack your bags, your bike and your school uniform. This September school students’ aged 10-13-years have been invited to attend the 14th edition of the AIMS GAMES in Tauranga New Zealand.

The NZ AIMS GAMES is an international elite sporting championship held annually each September, where over 9300 intermediate aged athletes compete in various sports throughout the AIMS GAMES week.

In 2016 BMX was successfully added to the schedule, and now the event organisers are calling on interested Aussie riders to attend.

However, riders do not represent their club or state. Riders instead represent their school, and therefore interested riders are encouraged to campaign their local school to back their bid for a slice of international success.

This year the games will be held from Sunday September 10 until the official closure on Friday September 15. BMX will be held at Tauranga BMX Club on Monday September 11, Tuesday September 12 and Thursday September 14.

The three-day event will see a competition structure that includes individual motos, time trials and a school team (teams of two) challenge for victory.

AIMS GAMES Tournament Director Vicki Semple has also welcomed the inclusion of international competitors, offering further information for those interested in attending.

“One of New Zealand’s largest sporting festivals is now international and welcoming team and individual entries from schools around the world. To get a taste of what the AIMS Games is all about, watch the above video,” Semple said.

“Welcome to the 14th annual AIMS GAMES International Sporting Championships – a pathway to sporting achievement and success for 11-13 year old students. The games are held annually in Tauranga and have become a huge success within New Zealand with it being one of the first times in an athlete’s life that they can test their skill at a national level. In 2016 the AIMS GAMES included 21 sporting codes and hosted 275 schools and over 9,000 competitors.

“For schools and clubs wanting to know how they can get involved contact myself, at vickis@nzaimsgames.co.nz

For further information you can visit the event website: http://www.nzaimsgames.co.nz/ 

You can download a copy of the international letter of invitation by CLICKING HERE.