Sport ex­change ig­nites stu­dents’ in­ner pas­sion

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

Very few schools still have overnight sports ex­changes but it is al­ways a high­light for For­est View High School stu­dents.

The school hosted its an­nual Sports Ex­change with Waitara High School from Taranaki on June 29 and 30.

Over 70 stu­dents from each school were in­volved in the ex­change that started with a warm but chal­leng­ing powhiri on the Sun­day.

With just two days it was straight into the games. Hockey, boys foot­ball and girls and boys bas­ket­ball were played on the Sun­day.

The weather packed in on the Mon­day as the girls foot­ball, the A net­ball and the 1st XV rugby game were be­ing played. The loud and chal­leng­ing hakas per­formed by both 1st XVs showed the spirit of the ex­change and a close game fol­lowed.

For­est View won all games ex­cept the net­ball which was a 16 all draw.

A big thanks goes out to mem­bers of the school’s com­mu­nity who bil­leted all of the guests and sup­ported the ex­change.

Play­ers of the day for FV as cho­sen by Waitara High School were:

Hockey – Ethan Mor­risStevens, Boys Bas­ket­ball – Camp­bell Evans, Girls Bas­ket­ball and Net­ball – Danni-Jane Umaki, Boys Foot­ball – Trevor Hill, Girls Foot­ball – Sarah Cof­fin and Rugby – Karly Ka­rauna.

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Friendly ri­vals: For­est View matched up strongly against Waitara in mixed hockey.

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