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Boxing & overcoming adversity


Congratulations to Ali Raza Ismatullah of Naenae (11ATA) who won the Westpac NZ Hutt City Youth Award for Overcoming Adversity.

Ali was nominated for his perseverance in the face of adversity, moving to New Zealand as a refugee from Afghanistan. While in Lower Hutt he has been an active member of the Naenae boxing community, and is currently the New Zealand National Junior 60kg Silver Medallist.