The AIMS Games is a week long tournament held in Tauranga. The sporting championships give 11, 12 and 13 year olds (Year 7 & 8) an opportunity to compete as an individual or in a team against the best of their age in twenty different sports. The aim of the event is to provide opportunities for learners in the intermediate years to compete at an elite level, be active, celebrate fair play and enjoy success. The AIMS Games have gone from a small festival of sport, to what are now considered the International Championships for Intermediate and Middle schools.
Since 2004 the AIMS Games have grown from 760 competitors representing 17 schools and four sporting codes to the 2015 NZCT AIMS GAMES that comprised of 8,007 competitors representing 262 schools from throughout New Zealand.
This tournament occurs every year at Winter Tournament time usually around the first week of September. The teams will travel down to Tauranga together and stay in accommodation booked through the school along with the coaches and managers and any parent help required for the respective teams. The cost for this tournament is usually between $550-$650, dependent on numbers attending. To qualify for AIMS learners must be playing their sport on a weekly basis through the season for the school. In some cases trials are necessary to determine the team.