Coaches well toasted
It was a night of celebration at Tokoroa High School’s inaugural sports coaches’ dinner on Friday night.
Volunteer coaches were treated to dinner while being waited on by their athletes.
‘ ‘ We wanted to honour our coaches for all of their hard work,’’ head of sport Carl Hakaria said. ‘‘Sport is a huge commitment in a rural community.
‘ ‘ Without these coaches our students would miss out.’’
A highlight of the evening was a presentation by guest speaker and athletics coach Chris Williams.
Williams praised the dinner concept: ‘‘It is a great idea. We need to look after our coaches.’’