Daniel Ahsee, Teelina Milton and myself took 24 wellington local students, to the Nations of origin to compete In the rugby league 7’s tournament in Raymond Terrace.
We had a girls team and a boys team, the girls team played 3 games getting beat, Round1 16-4, Round2 26-0, Round3 20-0, Overall finish 25/33 teams. For most of the girls, playing this was there first time playing tackle rugby league and was a top effort by all girls involved.
Our boys team played 4 pool games and the results for them were, Round1 8-4 loss, Round2 18-10 win, Round3 22-12 loss, Round4 16-10 loss, Overall 27/35 teams. I thought our boys’ team were very unfortunate in some games and could have went either way.
We camped at Shoal bay caravan park, and of a night, we had a BBQ and discussions with the kids about what they want to achieve in life. I asked about what kind of jobs they want to do, and I spoke about the importance of finishing school and getting health checks to make sure, if we do have any illnesses we can get on top of them early. In the mornings we got up at 6:30 went for a game of touch at the beach and most of us braved the cold and went for a quick dip.
Report completed by Aiden Ryan