Tawa Col­lege top foot­ball

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Tawa Col­lege’s First XI boys’ foot­ball side have fin­ished at the top of their ta­ble to qual­ify for the premier youth cham­pi­onship round, and they have one eye on na­tion­als.

Wins over Kapiti and Ron­go­tai col­leges led into a con­vinc­ing 3-0 ham­mer­ing of St Pat’s Sil­ver­stream, the first time Sil­ver­stream has been beaten in a home game since 2008.

Tawa’s solid de­fence and pow­er­ful at­tack was too much for their hosts.

With only three re­main­ing First XI play­ers from last year, the new team is bond­ing well un­der cap­tain Luke Ni­cholls and new coach Phil Crawshaw.

Go­ing into the next round, the team have some chal­leng­ing games and feel con­fi­dent about qual­i­fy­ing for the Lotto Premier Tour­na­ment in Napier later this year.

They were able to show off to past play­ers and staff dur­ing the col­lege’s 50th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions over Queen’s Birth­day, beat­ing a Tawa Old Boys side 9-2.

Tawa Col­lege is a feeder to Tawa and West­ern Sub­urbs and the qual­ity of the play­ers com­ing out of the col­lege is look­ing good for both clubs, Crawshaw says.

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