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NZCT AIMS Opening Ceremony

Sunday, September 15, 2013

NZCT AIMS Opening Ceremony

The spectacular Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust NZCT AIMS GAMES Opening Ceremony was designed to entertain and inspire and so it did!! There were 7274 people attending the Opening Ceremony, which is the largest indoor event the ASB Arena has held since it opened in 2011.

Dillon Boucher whose basketball career has spanned 20 years, was delighted to speak at the 10th NZCT AIMS International Tournament and shared his sporting experiences with the enthralled crowd. Fair Play and hard work were the key themes for Dillon and he encouraged all athletes to make sure at the end of each game, they shook hands and congratulated the other team, regardless of whether they were winners or not. He commented, “It’s important to be a humble winner and also be gracious in defeat.” His advice to all the competitors was that “Nothing comes easy so make sure you work harder than anyone else, maximise your potential and be the best you can possibly be”.  Boucher is attending the NZCT AIMS Games as Rosmini College’s basketball coach, the team that his 12 year old son plays for. Dillon has retired from the NZ Breakers, and the number 24 will also be ‘retired’ from the game in October when the new season starts. 

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