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Mini Olympics Team Challenge is on

Sue van den Heuvel - Monday, August 28, 2017

Things are getting busy for the organisers of the Methven Care Trust Mini Olympics Team Challenge, to be held Friday 13th October this year.

Neil Gubby and his partner Sandra, owners of Newzengland Clay Shooting and Archery Services at Terrace Downs had the idea for the Mini Olympics and brought it to the Methven Care Trust who were excited to get on board.

The Olympics event will run for one afternoon and requires four to a team, each participant will compete in all four sports: Clay shooting, Archery, Golf or Gumboot Throwing.  Neil says "experience isn't necessary, so to save you throwing all your gumboots over the neighbours fence, he and his team will give each player training on the day".

The fundraiser is sponsored by Mount Hutt Helicopters, another great local business keen to help with the Methven Care Trust and their new proposed Methven House building at Camrose Estate.

"We have some amazing prizes accumulating, they include some big ticket items for local and high country tourism identities", say's Neil.

Prizes will be awarded to the best themed team, top male and female individuals and the top team will also get a trophy.

Newzengland Lts is one of our local tourist focused businesses and owner Neil certainly has the skills and expertise to go with it.  As a senior instructor for 12 years at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School in England, he not only gained experience in the sport, he competed in many clay shooting competitions in the UK, including the Beretta World Championships in 1997, gaining 2nd in his class.  In his five years at Newzengland, Neil enjoys sharing and teaching his passion in one of the best locations in the world.

Neil held a lot of charity events in the UK before moving to New Zealand 14 years ago and is excited about this fundraiser with a difference, and even more, that all the profits will be going to the Methven Care Trust.

"I want to challenge local businesses, sports clubs and groups to get a team together for this entertaining and challenging day" say's Neil, "it will be an action packed afternoon where you may try something new, get to know a few other locals and end the night with great food and lots of fun".

While the event is to be held at the proposed new building site in Camrose Estate, the prize giving will be at the Blue Pub's Samuels Bar, in Methven, a spit roast dinner will be provided while the teams are awarded prizes for their efforts and enjoy a well deserved drink.

Registrations have started coming in for the Mini Olympics, so get your team together and don't miss out on this day of fun and fundraising.  The event is catering for adults 18 years and upwards and there will be up to twenty teams of four on the day.

Businesses, why not make this a unique Christmas function, or sports teams and groups - drum up some competition between yourselves and enter.

Further details contact sue 021 274 6657 or Neil 021 158 4259.



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