Mata­mata win the Gwynne Shield?

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formed to play in Roller Mills Tour­na­ment, hosted this year by St Pe­ters School in Cam­bridge.

‘‘This is huge for any boy who wants to go any­where with his rugby,’’ she said.

The Mata­mata team have been train­ing since March and have won all their pre-sea­son games.

‘‘Win­ning their pre sea­son games is re­ally good, but you have to look at ev­ery game in­di­vid­u­ally,’’ she said.

Team coaches Ade, Tony Brown, a for­mer Gwynne Shield player, and as­sis­tant coach Josh Ar­son have been keep­ing the boys fo­cused.

And she said the com­mu­nity has re­ally got be­hind them, with spon­sors Hob­biton, Mata­mata Vets and Co­mag com­ing on board to help pay for their equip­ment.

‘‘We couldn’t do this with­out them.

‘‘The boys have also done their own fundrais­ing too.

‘‘That’s re­ally good cause they are get­ting out into the com­mu­nity and it lets the com­mu­nity know the Gwynne Shield is still out there.

‘‘They are pretty pumped. Ev­ery­one has been do­ing their part.

‘‘They all manned the bar­be­cue at the Ware­house. It has been great to see their ca­ma­raderie.

‘‘They are a team on and off the field.’’

KODAK & BLACK AND REXINE HAWES

The Mata­mata Gwynne Shield team

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