18th July 2018Police Fitness Testing
The New Zealand Police have been using the Edgar Centre for years to do their Physical Competency Test (PCT). It is a 400m obstacle course including a balance beam, 6ft wall climb, window climb and 74kg dummy drag amongst other obstacles. The test is performed by Police Officers every two years and is also a requirement for recruits looking to join the Police.
The Edgar Centre is the perfect facility for the PCT as it is an all-weather venue, allowing us to continue testing all year round.
A few Police Officers travel from some distance away preferring to do their tests at the Edgar Centre.
If you would like to see a video of the test check out www.newcops.co.nz/recruitment-process/health-fitness
21st June 2018You may have seen media coverage recently about the Edgar Centre being an “earthquake prone” building.
This description has understandably caused some public concern about the Centre and whether it is safe to use in its current state. In short, yes it is safe. Under normal, day to day conditions the Edgar Centre is as safe now as it has always been.
15th June 2018Skills and Drills are a great opportunity for our students to apply some practical coaching knowledge.
There are approx. 300 children (athletes) from a variety of primary schools who each engage with five different fundamental sports.
We utilise ten courts and the indoor venue guarantees we can run these sessions. It is fantastic for our students and the primary schools and it is one of the ways in which Otago Polytechnic students engage with the community.
We believe this has a real benefit to our students, as well as the primary school pupils. They plan, deliver, evaluate each day and refine their coaching over a number of days.
22nd May 2018You may have noticed a new look in the foyer of the main reception. We now have a new cafe layout and extended lounge area.
Our new furniture was purchased through a local manufacturer and Brand Partner supporter Metalon.
The Cafe will now be open all day on Saturday and after 3pm every Tuesday and Thursday.
Ask for one of our coffee cards and receive your 10th coffee free.
22nd May 2018Now that the winter months are rolling in, we have added a few extra activities for kids to do indoors. Come in and hire a court for only $2.50 per child and choose any sport to play, or book a Bike Course for only $30 extra and get a group together to ride their bikes and scooters. There is also junior Zorbs for 12 years and under, and we are excited to announce a new activity concept called Hungerball, for all ages including adults.