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The Sport Wellington Stadium Sports Festival aims to give school children in years 5 and 6 the opportunity to “have-a-go” at sports they might not generally experience. Six hundred school children participated in 20 different sports throughout the day, giving them a chance to find sports they enjoy and want to play regularly either through school, KiwiSport programmes or sport clubs.
Showcased alongside the more traditional sports was Bocce, where children tried their hand at what is the third most participated sport in the world.
"Traditionally Bocce has been a difficult sport to offer schools as it previously required purpose built courts that are not widely available. This led to developing the inflatable court system which we've affectionately called Packabocce," said Packaworld CEO, Pete Roberts. "Now, it's never been easier to play Bocce as the courts are portable, storable and take very little time to set up, which is why these products have been so popular across a wide range sectors."