Club mat­tered

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Pare­mata-Plim­mer­ton RFC’s un­der-13 Bar­racu­das had a per­fect sea­son in 2012 but their coaches say re­spect­ing the club’s val­ues was more im­por­tant.

The side won the Queen’s Birthday 7s ti­tle and one of their play­ers, Fa’afe­tai Neli, was se­lected for the Welling­ton un­der-13 pro­gramme.

Head coach Petelo Alo­sio said even though win­ning was part of their strat­egy, the com­mit­ment, self con­fi­dence and pride in the club were a pri­mary fo­cus.

‘‘Watch­ing and sup­port­ing these kids in the last five years, I re­alised this team has some real nat­u­ral ath­letes with raw tal­ents to burn.

‘‘There­fore, if [fel­low coach] Phil Tuffins and I were just putting the right sup­port and lead­er­ship plan in place both on and off the field, the out­comes would fol­low.’’

He looked for­ward to see­ing the play­ers at col­lege level.

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