The Zespri AIMS Games is the largest intermediate aged tournament in the Southern Hemisphere. It is important to have international students at the Zespri AIMS Games as it shows that sport is a universal language. Education New Zealand says these types of tournaments prepare students for a global world and helps develop global citizenship and an understanding of different cultures and different ways of living.

The 2024 Zespri AIMS Games will once again welcome the participation of international schools.

International athletes must still meet all of the Eligibility Criteria for the 2024 Zespri AIMS Games.  All entry fees are quoted in New Zealand dollars.

As with New Zealand schools, international schools are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements for the 2024 Zespri AIMS Games.

Pōhiri for International Athletes


We will be welcoming our international athletes with a traditional Māori pōhiri at Tauranga Intermediate School at 2.00pm on Saturday 7th September, before the official Zespri AIMS Games opening ceremonies on Sunday 8th September. ​​​​​​​