Ayrton Hodson, Luke Spurr, Sean Nicholson and Daniel Nicholson have been selected for the NZ U20 Ultimate Team. Team Katipo (as the representative team is called) will travel to Poland in August to participate in the World Junior Ultimate Championships.
The boys have won through after attending selection tournaments and training camps in Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton over the past year. It is a real achievement to have four boys selected from Katikati College in the squad of 20.
Selectors considered player development around skills and athleticism as well as a willingness to to learn and positivity. From here the boys will continue to develop their skills, agility and fitness and the game-knowledge necessary to compete at a World Championship level. The boys will now begin a fundraising campaign in order to raise the $5000-$6000 each needed to get them to the Poland along with coach and mentor Peter Besley who has been the driving force behind their success in this sport.
Congratulations boys - good luck.