Media Release

Going for Gold - Olympic Challenge at Sandhurst


Sandhurst Club

Thousands of kilometres away from the Olympic Games in London the Olympic spirit will be in action at Sandhurst Club on Saturday 28 July 2012 as residents and children take up the Prime Minister's Olympic Challenge.

The Sandhurst community will stage their own official Opening including the lighting of the flame to start proceedings followed by a mini Olympics on the driving range of the golf course which has been closed for the event.

Matt Van Rensburg and Julian Gomez, the 'Sandhurst Olympic Games Organisers' said, the residents and children of Sandhurst Club had taken on the Prime Minister's Olympic Challenge which is aimed at helping children develop valuable life skills such as inclusion, fair play and sportsmanship.

The Day will consist of:
A breakfast for participants and parents with a pre-recorded viewing of the London Olympics opening ceremony.

Our opening ceremony with formal proceedings will take place: the torch relay, country march onto the arena and lighting of the flame will be followed by a rotation of Olympic sport stations.

The Day will include modified handball, soccer, hockey, gymnastics, boxing/wrestling and golf. A BBQ lunch will follow the conclusion of the activities.

After this a certificate presentation will be conducted with all children receiving a participation award.

Mr Van Rensburg said Sandhurst Club encouraged junior sport and activity through its established golf, swimming, tennis and gym programs and the Prime Minister's Olympic Challenge consolidated existing programs and is a great opportunity to provide a focus on sport and involvement.

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