AIMS Games Interview

By Rachael Cooper, Lily Bainbridge, Maia Jeffs and Matthieu Rigter | Posted: Tuesday September 19, 2017

Casebrook was very excited to be able to send pupils to the recent AIMS Games in Tauranga.  

The Casebrook Girls A Basketball Team, Matthieu Rigter in Trampolining and Immanuel Abdel Malak competing in BMX Riding were lucky enough to represent Casebrook.

We interviewed Matthieu Rigter about his experience.

Q1: What was the opening ceremony like?

A1: It was very crowded, very fun and there were lots of acts.

Q2: What was your favourite act?

A2: My favourite act was JGeeks Because they dressed in Maori clothing and did attractive dance moves.

Q3: How were you feeling before your competition?

A3: I was feeling nervous and excited to be competing in the AIMS Games and to be representing my school.

Q4: How were you feeling after your competition?

A4: I felt proud of what I had done and was happy with my achievement.

Q5: What place did you come?

A5: I came fourth out of eleven people.

Q6: Do you think you did well?

A6: I felt like I represented Casebrook well and succeeded in my goal of Top 6.

Finally we received thoughts on what the students thought of the competition:

“The AIMS Games is a great experience for young pupils to compete against some of the best in the country. I feel the AIMS Games is also a great opportunity for year 7 and 8 students to excel at the sports they love and make lots of great, new friends” - Matthieu Rigter

“I thought the competition went well and the team played to great standards” - Francis Varga (Girls’ Basketball)

“It was well organised and a great experience for younger athletes. I came 21st place out of 36 competitors with a time of 45.15 seconds” - Imanuel Abdel Malak

By Lily Bainbridge, Maia Jeffs and Matthieu Rigter

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