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National Tournament 2001 Information
Host Region - Counties Manukau

This year's Nationals are to be held at the massive new Gymsport & Recreation Centre in Papakura. This $9 Million Multi Sports Centre houses indoor netball courts, medical centre, weight training and rehab facilities.

The tournament will be held on the sprung floor area of the gymnastics gym, with tiered seating for spectators and plenty of standing room viewing from above. We hope you will enjoy this year's Nationals and we look forward to hosting all you TKD members from outside of Auckland.

Julie Thompson
For Organising Committee

UPDATE (23 July 2001):

Weigh-in for competitors is Friday night from 7.30 - 9.30pm at the Gymsport & Recreation Centre. Those who can not make weigh-in that night can do so at 7.30am Saturday - See Julie Thompson.

Team Managers will be handed Team and Umpires Passes at the meeting on Friday night, 7.30pm. Everyone must have a pass in order to get in the Stadium on Saturday and Sunday without being charged the entry fee. 

Entry fee to watch the ITFNZ 2001 Nationals for the entire weekend is $5 for individuals or $10 per family.

It is stressed that all Umpires should attend the meeting on Friday night, as important information and training for the weekend will take place. Umpires must also bring the correct uniform to judge at the Nationals (navy blue trousers, white shirt and navy tie, in accordance with the ITFNZ regulations).

Please note the Dinner is open to anyone to attend, not just team members. Pre-ordered prices for the dinner are $25/$15 - please ring Julie Thompson to order - Phone 09-2359240. 
Tickets purchased on the day will be $30/$20.

DATES: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July 2001 (an early start)

VENUES: Tournament to be held in the Gymsport & Recreation Centre, Porchester Road, Papakura. The gym is located 5 minutes off the motorway, close the Takanini racing track.

Dinner and dance to be held at the Papakura Netball Centre, Walters Road, Papakura. Adjacent to the gym. Dinner is a smorgasbord with a DJ. Approximate cost for dinner are: - $25.00 per adult, $15.00 children 3-13 years, Children under 3 years free.

Tickets must be ordered and paid for before the tournament date, to enable us to confirm with the caterers for the numbers. The Netball Centre has bar facilities on site. People over the age of 18 years may purchase alcohol. Your students may be asked to provide ID, so please make them aware of this, to avoid any disappointments.

Tee shirts, sweatshirt and hats will be available for order prior to the tournament date. Prices to be confirmed. We will have security patrolling the area during the evening.

1 Event - $15.00, 2 Events - $25.00, 3 Events - $40.00, 4 Events - $50.00

Friday night: There will be umpires meetings for all. A discount will be offered to regions that supply extra umpires. Each region should look at providing the following:  1 umpires to 10 participating students. Over and above this you will qualify for one free entry into an event for each umpire outside this ratio. We will be making contact with all people on the database at a later date to confirm their availability.

Regional coaches please read the tournament regulations.
To enable the sparring to keep moving please ensure that all male participating students have their groin guards inside the Do Bok. Do not share these, drink bottles or mouth guards, as it may be a health hazard. All headgear will be washed in between the fights; we will be providing people to do this.

Here is a list of motels that are available within the immediate area of the tournament. All are located along the main road. They have been pencilled booked for the weekend but they will require definite bookings approximately 2-3 months before the tournament.

The region will be providing transport from the airport and railway stations for teams who require it. (We will need to know this well in advance). The bus will also be available to collect teams from their motels (providing the motel is on the main route) in the mornings before the tournament, return them and collected them for the dinner (if required, as there are facilities at the gym to shower and change). Return them to take them back to the hotels Saturday night and to the airport or train station on Sunday after the prize giving.

Things to remember when making your bookings:

The closest train station is Papakura, 10 minutes away from venues

We are planning on the event to finish approximately 4.00 PM on Sunday. Allow for a 1/2 hour drive to the airport when making your bookings.

The motels above are all along the main bus route, which is the Great South Road, and are all within 15 minutes of the venue.

There is late night shopping in Papakura Township on Friday night and also have a variety of takeaway facilities in the area.

If you are wanting to take the children/ team out on Friday night then there are the movies and Rainbows End Adventure Park at Manukau about 20 minutes away. The Papakura Wave pool is located within 15 minutes from most motels and McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut are within walking distance of motels.

We will be keeping all regions informed on a regular basis so that you know what is happening well in advance.

If you have any question at this stage regarding any of the information you may contact Julie Thompson at, Home phone number 09-2359240.

2009 - South Island
2008 - Midlands
2007 - C Manukau
2006 - Wellington
2005 - Levin
2004 - Auckland Nth
2003 - Dunedin
2002 - Hamilton
2001 - C Manukau
2000 - Wellington
1999 - P North
1998 - Auckland
1997 - Blenhiem

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