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Senior Girls Touch

Hamish Muirhead —

With a team consisting of players with a wide range of skills and experience, the Senior Girls’ Touch Team entered the weekly competition at Fraser Park and the One Day College Sport Wellington Touch Tournament. 

The season was as much about gaining experience and learning the skills and strategies of the game, along with having fun, as it was about winning.

One highlight throughout these two competitions was in the last game of the tournament (a 9th vs 10th playoff) where the score was 5 all and the girls walked off happy. They were instructed to finish the game with a sudden death drop off but instead chose to go and support the Naenae College Senior Boys in their final, happily settling for the draw. Another highlight being the one handed (due to a major bandage) eventual MVP, Cheyenne Tangapiri, scoring two tries holding the ball much like All Black Sonny-Bill Williams.

These two competitions were great fun and the girls enjoyed their experience. A big thank you to Head of Sport Yvonne Manuel for her support in the three weeks of competition and for her support (and her food) during the one day tournament.

Hamish Muirhead