The 2019 AIMS Games, the sporting event which intermediate students all over New Zealand look forward to each year, is well under way in Tauranga. More than 11,500 athletes from around New Zealand and the Pacific are taking part in 23 different sports during the six-day event. On Monday morning, it was all go at the Gordon Spratt Reserve in Pāpāmoa as the boys' and girls' football tournaments got under way. For Rotorua's Mokoia Intermediate and Tauranga's Ōtūmoetai Intermediate, the tournament started with a local derby against each other. Sports reporter David Beck was there.
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