Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Welcome to another great season of Summer Sport at Russell Street School. We value the place that sport has in the development of our young people and go to great lengths to encourage participation during ‘out of school’ time. It’s important to remember that when you are committing to a team, that commitment is for the whole season.

This year, we will be trialling online registration as opposed to filling out forms etc. You will need to fill out one online form per child, per sport. Payment will still be made through the office by cash, cheque or eftpos or via Internet Banking.

Fair Play Guidelines:  A full copy of the Fair Play agreement can be found in the Info Tab on the School Website. Please make yourself and your child familiar with this document.

Trials:  We will be holding trials where necessary to allocate positions in graded teams. Please remember if your child wants to trial for an A-Team or A-Grade, this is the most competitive grade. The focus here is on playing to win and the coach will field the strongest team, as opposed to alternating positions week to week where the focus is on participation and learning the code.

Coaches: We rely on your support to coach sports teams. Training materials are available and support from the Sports Team is always on hand. Experience is not necessary. Coaching is lots of fun and very rewarding so please consider it. Coaches will need to take practices and occasionally referee games (in some sports refs are provided) Coaches are NOT required to pay sports fees for their child.

Uniforms: Sports uniforms will be issued to children of all sports teams via our library catalogue system. It is important that you understand and agree to the following care and borrowing guidelines:

Thank you for your continued support. We hope for yet another top season.

From The Sports Team,
Shiree and Troy


Cricket: Year 1-6, boys or girls can play Cricket. The A & B Grade (Year 5/6) season starts on October 28th and is played at various pitches around the Manawatu on Saturday mornings. The C Grade Kiwi Cricket (Year 1-4) season starts on the October 24th and is played on Tuesday afternoons at Ongley Park from 5pm. Cricket is played in Term 4 and Term 1 2018. It costs $30.
Click Here to Register for Cricket

Summer Hockey: Year 1-6, boys or girls can play Summer Hockey. It is played at the Twin Turfs on Manawaroa Street. Year 1/2 play on Monday afternoons, Year 3/4 play on Tuesday afternoons and Year 5/6 play on Wednesday afternoons. Shin pads and mouth guards are compulsory and are not supplied by the school. Summer Hockey is played in Term 4 and Term 1 2018 and starts on Oct 23rd-25th. It costs $30. Note: Practises will be held on the turf at Ross Intermediate on Monday afternoons from 3.30pm- 4.30pm to get the kids used to playing on the astroturf.
Click Here to Register for Hockey

Touch Rugby: Years 1-6, boys and girls can play Touch Rugby, but all teams must field 3 girls at all times. Because of the mixed team policy all girls will be accepted but boys will be taken on a “first in-first served” basis. It is played at Monrad Park on Fridays from 4pm to 5.30pm. Teams play two games each afternoon. The season starts on October 27th to December 1st and begins again on February 16th to March 9th 2018. It costs $35. 
Click Here to Register for Touch Rugby

Summer Soccer: Years 1-6, boys and girls can play Soccer. It is played in Term 4 on Wednesday afternoons. The competition is played on the back fields at Arena Manawatu. The season starts on October 25th. It costs $25.
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Futsal: We are offering Futsal for the first time to Years 4-6 boys and girls. It is a 5-a-side game played with a smaller low bounce ball, on a basketball sized court without rebound walls or nets. It is played at a range of indoor venues on Friday afternoons. The season starts on October 20th. It costs $40.
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Flipperball: Years 4-6, boys and girls can play Flipperball which is a junior version of Waterpolo where the players can touch the bottom of the pool. The competition is played every week on Wednesday afternoons at the Lido. Registration fee includes entry to the pool and indoor hydroslides on game day. The season starts on October 25th and ends on the December 21st. It costs $35.
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Tee Ball/Softball: Year 1-4 play Tee Ball and Year 5/6 play Softball. It is played at Colquhoun Park on Saturday Mornings. Tee Ball and Softball is played in Term 4 and Term 1 2018. The season starts on October 28th. It costs $30.
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Harriers: Year 1-6, boys and girls can be involved in Harriers Club. This is run on a Thursday afternoon from 3.15-4pm at School and focusses on improving fitness and stamina. It starts on the 19th October. It costs $10 for returning members and $20 for new members (with a RSS Harriers t-shirt).
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