Sports

March 2014

Foundation Day on NI

By |March 6th, 2014|

Today was Foundation Day on NI. For those who live on Norfolk Island, and travel here for the event, it was a wonderful day.

A re-enactment of the landing in 1788 by a small party of seven free men, two marines, two seamen, one midshipman and nine male and six female convicts, led by Philip Gidley King, was held.

Hundreds of visitors and locals were there to witness the celebration. They heard the stories of those times, and the stories of the lives of the early settlers from their children.

That first settlement brought on shore provisions for six months, plus sheep, […]

February 2014

Norfolk Island Central School swimming carnival

By |February 21st, 2014|

Norfolk Island Central School (NICS) provides education for students K to 12. There are 300 students and more than 20 teachers. It is one of the most loved events for locals who live on Norfolk Island.

The school has many of the sporting activities that you would normally expect of a central school – athletics carnival, cross country racing, and an annual swimming carnival.

This week the swimming carnival was held. Not in a swimming pool like you would expect. But something far better – the magnificent Emily Bay that lies in the World Heritage listed Kingston area of NI. The […]

January 2014

Like touch footy?

By |January 17th, 2014|

For those who live on Norfolk Island, sport is a BIG thing!

Norfolk Island people love their sport.  The island has one of the most beautiful of golf courses in  World Heritage listed Kingston.  There is lawn bowls; tennis; archery; shooting; surfing; and more.

And each Thursday is touch footy day on the oval at Kingston.  Competitive? – sure is.  Scenic? – you bet.  Fun?  More than you could imagine.

So if you are going to live on Norfolk Island, and touch footy is your game, then join in on Thursday evenings.  You will be very welcome.

Norfolk Nippers

By |January 5th, 2014|

Norfolk Nippers, a non-for-profit group supported by Lions, is celebrating its 10th birthday on NI in 2014.

The first Sunday of the five week program for 2014 to develop beach awareness and water skills for children who live on Norfolk Island, and are four to 10 years of age, was held on Sunday at Emily Bay.

It was a sunny warm morning – temperature 23 degrees C, sea temperature 22.4 degrees C, blue sky and sea – magic!

Here is a very short video of some of the crowd at Emily this morning:  —–>   (0.5 Mb)

December 2013

Commonwealth Games Baton Relay arrives

By |December 22nd, 2013|

In 1958 the Queen’s Baton Relay became a feature in the leadup to each Commonwealth Games.

The relay begins at Buckingham Palace where the Queen hands over her game’s message, enclosed in a specially designed silver-gilt Baton, to two relay runners. The Baton is carried to every participating country, and in 2014 at the games in Glasgow the message will be read out.

The Baton arrived on Norfolk Island today (Sunday 22nd December) on board the Air New Zealand flight from the island of Niue via Auckland. And yes, that does mean Norfolk Island participates in the Commonwealth Games! It is […]