College to field quartet of teams

Tanja Allen (TIC — TAC Rugby)





We are looking forward to kicking off the 2022 Waikato Secondary Schools’ rugby competition with four teams this year. These teams include students who are from the Te Wharekura Nga Purapura o Te Aroha and some that are home schooled locally. Our First XV team are competing in Division 2 and have a main goal to retain the Waipa Cup over Cambridge High this year. Returning from a successful 2021 season, coaches Matiu Paraone and Ollie Ward are assisted by Pou Collett with Renee Collett as manager. They had a good preseason run against Pirongia Under-21, which was a chance to see many new faces in action. First XV trainings are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3.45pm-5pm. The Under-15 team are coached by Willem Poolman and Chris Shields with Tina Atkins as manager. They train on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm. Our under-14 team coaches are Mario Le Roux and Mike Fullerton-Smith and are managed by Domini and Sharne Connolly. They train on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5pm6pm. The Girls XV train on Mondays, 3.45pm-4.45pm and play on Wednesdays at 4pm. They are coached by Maria Muraahi and Merania Paraone with a trio of managers to support. All games commence in week two of this term, this Saturday, May 14. Kia kaha. For more information head to Te Awamutu College Rugby Club on Facebook. MAY 14 FIXTURES: St Peter’s Cambridge 2nd XV v Te Awamutu College 1st XV (pre-season) at St Peter’s School, Field 3. Kick-off 11am. Te Ku¯iti High School Under-15 v TAC Under15 at Te Ku¯ iti High School, Field 1. Kick-off 10am. TAC Under-14 v Fairfield College Under-14 at Te Awamutu College, Field 1. Kick-off 10am.