Tokoroa students to join the rugby league stars
When Sharlene Salale got the call to say Tokoroa Amisfield School was one of 14 to win the Walk Out With The World’s Best competition she was understandably surprised.
She was one of 600 teachers to apply for the contest, that will see students from just 14 schools walk out with the international teams at the Rugby League World Cup 2017.
‘‘I had the opportunity to select 17 students based on resilience and leadership who will run out onto the field with a Rugby League World Cup team during their Hamilton Stadium game in November,’’ she said.
‘‘When they told me I said ‘‘oh my gosh really’’. I couldn’t believe we were one of the lucky ones to have won from 600 applicants,’’ she said.
While the exact game the students will attend hasn’t yet been finalised it will either be Samoa vs Tonga on Saturday, November 4 or New Zealand vs Tonga on Saturday, November 11.
Salale said the students, who are in Years Five to Eight, have each received personalised invitations to attend.
‘‘They are pretty rapt’ and have been bringing me their permission slips. It is very exciting,’’ she said.
Amisfield School students will run onto the field with players during the Rugby League World Cup.