Kids with endless energy demonstrated a brilliant display of football skills at the very first HUNGERBALL World Championships.
Two HUNGERBALL arenas were in action at 2017 Anchor Aims Games – one at Blake Park, Mount Maunganui and and the other at Waipuna Park, Tauranga.
The fields were swarming with mainstream sports’ fanatics – from football to rugby, and netball to hockey, and HUNGERBALL kept the athletes entertained between games.
Andu Iordache, HUNGERBALL’s creator says it was phenomenal to see so many young people with a bottomless pit of energy.
“The students were quick to learn the concept of HUNGERBALL and the quick rotation of players meant everybody had plenty of time to develop their HUNGERBALL skills and strategies.”
During the five-day intermediate schools’ sports event HUNGERBALL operated every day without interruptions – even with rain, sunshine, mud and heat.
Based on hourly count samples, it is estimated that about 4,600 children from 55 to 60 different schools had a go at HUNGERBALL.
Thanks to Anchor’s support there were loads of giveaways and prizes for the kids.
Thanks also to the HUNGERBALL hands – Tama and Paul. HUNGERBALL couldn’t have done it without you.
Congratulations to the players who made it to the finals and those who became our first HUNGERBALL world champions.
Girls single: Sophie, Whakatane Intermediate
Boys single: Tai, Blockhouse Bay Intermediate
Girls doubles: Jayme and Kate, Fairfield Intermediate
Boys doubles: Max and Harry, Hutt International Boys School
Doubles: Tom and Samuel, Omokoroa Point School
Most likes on Instagram and Facebook: Murrays Bay Intermediate