Wednesday, September 7, 2011
We did it!!! Our school rugby sevens' team are the NZ Intermediate Champions for 2011! Our team took part in the NZ AIMS games in Tauranga last week where we were one of 32 schools competing for the sevens' national title.
The team dominated the tournament with their elusive attacking and outstanding defence work. We were fortunate to have Gordan Tietjens, the most respected NZ Sevens' Team coach in the world, give our team and coaching staff, some helpful tips to win the tournament.
Cambridge Middle School 50-0, Whangarei Intermediate 32-5, Bethlehem College 79-0, Kaitaia Intermediate 48-7, Shirley Road Intermediate 55-0, Tuakau College 43-0, Northcross Intermediate 52-0, Chisnalwood Intermediate 41-0, Peachgrove Intermediate 27-7, Royal Oak Intermediate 22-0, Semi Final: vs Pongakawa Intermediate 40-10, Final: vs Royal Oak Intermediate 31-5
POINTS FOR: 520 AGAINST: 34
Top Points Scorers: Raven Takerei 100 Points, Charm Rameka 18 tries
AIMS 7's TOURNAMENT TEAM:
Zane Keni, Charm Rameka, Raven Takerei, Feki Taukafa, Tanielu Tele'a, Jonty Timoti
Point England Rugby 7's Team: Ieremus Kelemete, Zane Keni, Tamati McPherson, Junior Mokoi, Sione Muaiava, Cruz Ona-Sue, Charm Rameka, Tyler Rameka, Jordan Schwenke, Raven Takarei, Feki Taukafa, Tanielu Tele'a and Jonty Timoti (captain). Coaching and managment staff were: Sally Va'afusuaga (coach & manager) Ray Tele'a (trainer), Paulina Rameka & Andrea Tele'a (assistant managers), Annie Hill (chef & support staff in Tauranga)
It was an amazing experience that we will always remember and treasure.