Chairperson's Welcome


Nau mai, Haere mai, Kia orana

On behalf of the staff and students of the Western Bay of Plenty Intermediate/Middle Schools, the Tauranga City Council, Sport BOP and all our sponsors, I am extending to you a cordial invitation to attend the seventeenth Anchor AIMS Games School Sporting Championships (The Anchor AIMS Games), to be held in Tauranga during Week Eight of Term Three, 2021 (Saturday 4th September – Friday 10th September, 2021).

We hope that you will feel challenged and excited by the opportunity to participate in this tournament with other students of your age in twenty-three different sports.

Each of the twenty-three sports being offered in 2021 are being hosted in superb facilities/locations where you will have the opportunity to reach your full potential.

The Anchor AIMS Games is the penultimate sporting event for emerging adolescents in New Zealand and your participation will contribute to its success in 2021.

The Anchor AIMS Games is an inclusive event and we are delighted to welcome para athletes to compete in para athletics 800m, para swimming and para table tennis.

We are delighted to have the support of Anchor, the New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT), the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust (TECT) and the Tauranga City Council in what has become one of the largest school sporting events in New Zealand.

We hope you will take the opportunity to visit our lovely city and to enjoy the outstanding sports and social programme that will be provided for you.

Looking forward to meeting you all.

Henk Popping
AIMS Games Trust Chairperson