English squad vis­its town

South Waikato News - - Your Health -

.Toko­roa High School’s sports stu­dents were put to the test dur­ing a one day sports ex­change visit from St Wil­frid’s Catholic High School re­cently.

The Catholic high school, which is based in Feather­stone, York­shire, Eng­land, brought an un­der 15s foot­ball team, net­ball team and rugby league team to test the best that Toko­roa High School could of­fer.

Teacher Robin Miller said the stu­dents were first wel­comed at Te Whanau a Noa Marae be­fore all teams went into bat­tle mode with the net­ball teams play­ing off at the South Waikato Sport and Events Cen­tre and both the soc­cer and rugby league teams play­ing at Toko­roa High School.

‘‘Toko­roa High School was out­classed in all three matches with St Wil­frid’s soc­cer team win­ning seven nil, the net­ball team beating the lo­cals 29 to 10, and the rugby league match ousted out by a very well drilled St Wil­frid’s side,’’ she said.

‘‘Toko­roa High School how­ever man­aged to sal­vage some dig­nity by host­ing the vis­i­tors to a for­mal din­ner and a cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ence that they will never for­get.’’

Miller said tour leader Ian Mcabe was over­whelmed by the gen­eros­ity and hos­pi­tal­ity of the lo­cal school and ad­mired the gen­uine friend­li­ness of the Toko­roa com­mu­nity.

She said the 38 stu­dents and five staff left ‘‘more than happy’’.

The skills of York­shire based St Wil­frid’s Catholic School foot­ball play­ers putting play­ers at Toko­roa High School to the test.

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