Halberg Games again for athlete

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On your marks . . . Para-athlete Connor Fa'asega is set to compete in this weekend's Halberg Games in Auckland. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON

Para-athlete Connor Fa’asega will compete in his fourth Halberg Games this weekend.

The 16-year-old King’s High School pupil is one of eight Otago and Southland representatives to take part.

Connor will compete in boccia and a running event.

“Sport is letting me have fun, and getting out and about.”

He said boccia was his preferred sport and he practised each week.

It was the most fun sport, he said.

“What I love about boccia is that I can play with my friends.”

He enjoyed the “team spirit” that came with being part of the Otago contingent, and making new friends at the games.

Connor has cerebral palsy which affects his right arm, right leg and his balance.

He uses a walker in order to make his way around.

The games consist of a national, three-day sports competition at King’s College in Auckland from tomorrow until Sunday, open to people aged 8-21 years with a physical or visual impairment.