- Students competing must be enrolled full-time in the school they are representing.
- New Zealand students competing must be a Year 7 or Year 8 student.
- New Zealand schools must be an affiliated member of NZAIMS - New Zealand Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling http://nzaims.co.nz
- Students may compete in more than one code however timetable allowances will NOT be made for any competitors.
- Competitors must be Over 10 years and 13 years of age or Under as at the 1st January of the tournament year (2020), competitor’s birthdates will be required on school registration documentation (accepted birth years for the 2020 Games are: 2007, 2008 and 2009).
- All participants must have online medical and media waiver documentation completed by Friday 14th August to be eligible to compete.
To ensure players are given equal opportunities the AIMS Games Trust recommends all players get to play a minimum of half the time of a game.
Attending competitors are welcome to download our sporting code participation certificate as a keepsake of their experience at the Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships (posted on each code specific page on the website).
Please be aware that the media exposure at this event may result in a competitor’s name, school details and/or photograph appearing on television, in print and/or in electronic media, or on websites, including the Anchor AIMS Games website at www.nzaimsgames.co.nz, and on Social Media. Competitors’ names may also appear in online draws and results for their event.
Team Player Medals
The Anchor AIMS Games Sporting Championships promotes and rewards fair play. Good sport is about a positive attitude. The Team Player medal is awarded to an individual in each of the sporting code/division that a school is participating in. The recipient will be decided by their team management and/or team members, they will demonstrate the best attitude, fair play and respect for their team mates and opposition, coaches and referees. Play your part - play fair.
The team player medal is awarded for overall excellence:
- Presentation - Standard at all times
- Punctuality - Games and duty requirements
- Competition - Skill and Fair Play
- Respect - For officials, other competitors and visitors to the tournament
Due to the size and scale of the Anchor AIMS Games many codes have grown significantly with registration numbers and therefore the days are longer to get through the programme. If a team/individual defaults a game there will be a $400 penalty fee charged. If the $400 fee is not paid, the school will not be permitted to enter future Anchor AIMS Games until the account has been paid. We make no exceptions for travelling teams, students that are competing in more than one code etc.
All disputes must be lodged (by team coaches/managers only) with the venue controller within the code specific specified time of the completion of the match/race in question. Dispute forms are emailed to all schools and code coordinators will also have copies of the form to be completed. A protest fee of $100 will be charged. If the protest is upheld the fee will be refunded. The venue controller will liaise with the Disputes/Judiciary Director and he/she will call a meeting of the disputes committee as soon as practical to resolve the dispute. Venue Controllers reserve the right to sanction unsportsmanlike conduct from coaches, parents and supporters during the course of the tournament. Rules of the national governing body of the sport shall be applied in the first instance.
Leading up to the tournament, the AIMS Games Trust and ACC SportSmart recommend that coaches and parents manage the increased training time. ACC endorsed guidelines recommend limiting structured training and competition (across all sports a child does) so that the maximum hours does not exceed the child’s age in years (e.g. a 12 year old should not be training more than 12 hours a week). We recommend coaches check in with parents about other sport training/ games their children are doing.
During the tournament, the AIMS Games Trust and ACC SportSmart recommend a maximum of 90 minutes play time per day for a student of this age, including warm ups. The tournament draws will reinforce this time limit where possible. Coaches and Managers must ensure they bring a sufficient squad to enable player rotation to avoid player fatigue and injury.
ACC SportSmart Warm Up
Before training or playing sport, we recommend you use the ACC SportSmart Warm Up or one of the sport’s specific warm ups. The ACC SportSmart Warm Up exercises will help prepare you for sport to play at their best and minimise the risk of injury.
ACC SportSmart Cool Down Exercises
Cooling down is just as important as warming up to help your body recover after sport. We recommend you follow the ACC SportSmart Cool Down Exercises.
Concussion in Sport – Learn to Recognise the Signs and Symptoms
Concussion is a frequent concern for those playing sport, from children and teenagers to professional athletes.
A concussion is a brain injury that can occur in any sport, you don’t have to be knocked or even be hit on the head directly to be concussed.
Learn to recognise the signs and what to do (the 3R’s of concussion):
- Recognise the signs and symptoms.
- Remove from play.
- Refer to a Doctor.
All events at all Anchor AIMS Games locations are smokefree. Please help to make this a whanau-friendly event by protecting our children from second-hand smoke, and by making others aware of the Anchor AIMS Games’ smokefree status.
For more information on being smokefree go to the recently updated smokefree website - smokefree.org.nz
Medical Information / Records
The Anchor AIMS Games recognises that many Anchor AIMS Games participants are in Tauranga unaccompanied by their parent/caregivers. To ensure our various medical providers can cater for the requirements of all Anchor AIMS Games competitors as quickly and efficiently as possible it is compulsory that all participants parent/guardian completes the Anchor AIMS Games online medical form by Friday 14th August 2020. This information is to assist us in case of any eventuality and is treated in a confidential manner.
Wet Weather Procedure
The Anchor AIMS Games Executive Committee has formulated wet weather procedures to detail what will happen in the eventuality of adverse weather conditions during Tournament week. In the event of light or intermittent rain before and during matches, play will continue as normal. However, in the event of heavy continuous rain the Code Coordinators reserve the right to postpone, delay or abandon any fixture. In the event of lightning, play will be immediately stopped at all venues for the duration of that storm. All participating teams must supply the event organisers with a reliable contact mobile phone number for a member of the team management. The safety of the competitors is of the upmost concern to the organisers.
- Sunday 6th September 2020
- 3.00pm show 1 (doors open at 2.00pm) ceremony ends at 4.15pm (approx.)
- 7.00pm show 2 (doors open at 6.00pm) ceremony ends at 8.15pm (approx.)
- Trustpower Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui - 81 Truman Lane, Corner of State Highway 2 and 29
- Cost - $15.00 per student competitor/child and $25.00 per coach/manager/adult supporters
- There is NO LIMIT on the number of tickets a school can purchase
- Monday 27th July - School group opening ceremony ticket bookings go on sale through Ticketek (3.00pm Show 1 and 7.00pm Show 2).
- Monday 3rd August - Public opening ceremony tickets go on sale through Ticketek (3.00pm Show 1 and 7.00pm Show 2).
- Wednesday 10th June – Entries close for the 2020 Anchor AIMS Games at 11.59pm. The EnterNOW system will generate a confirmation email three days prior to entries closing so school coordinators can check that they have entered the correct individuals, teams, codes etc.
- The AIMS Games Trust has a strict NO REFUND policy from this date! NO EXCEPTIONS!
- Wednesday 24th June – All schools must have paid their registration invoice to have their entry confirmed.
- Late entries (if accepted) will incur a 50% penalty fee
- Wednesday 1st July – Confirmation sent to all 2020 participating schools (if registration for a sporting code is oversubscribed then the opportunity to compete will be at the discretion of the executive committee).
- Wednesday 29th July – All Team/individual online name and code information registration forms to be completed.
- Friday 14th August –All online medical forms to be completed
- Saturday 5th September – The 17th Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships opens.