Teach­ers in curtain raiser

Stratford Press - - News - By ALICE COWDREY

Strat­ford Pri­mary School teach­ers are gear­ing up to play the curtain raiser dur­ing this week­end’s Mitre 10 Cup game.

Deputy prin­ci­pal Aaron Moore as well as teach­ers Chad Jacob, Ja­son Dom­broski and Sam Mako are part of the Taranaki Men in Ed­u­ca­tion Rugby Team which will play Manawatu¯ on Satur­day night at Yar­row Sta­dium.

The game will be on at 5.10pm be­fore Taranaki takes on Auck­land at 7.30pm.

Aaron says the team played Hawke’s Bay two weeks ago, los­ing 29-28.

He says that although there are some se­ri­ous rugby play­ers in the team, it’s a bit of fun and some stu­dents will be there watch­ing them play.

“I guess it’s to show there’s no age bar­rier to play and be ac­tive. It’s good to be role mod­els and I know a few of the stu­dents will be there to watch us.”

The stu­dents are look­ing for­ward to see­ing how the team gets on.

Stu­dent Cody Carter (13) thinks the teach­ers are be­ing a “bit risky play­ing as they’ll prob­a­bly get hurt” and Har­mony Par­sons (12) says it’s cool that the teach­ers will be rep­re­sent­ing the school.

Cruz Selby (9) thinks it’s awe­some the teach­ers are play­ing and Jak­sen Lewis (13) thinks a few of them will be a bit stiff on Mon­day.

“But it’s awe­some they’re play­ing.”

Ad­di­son Moore (7) doesn’t think her dad should play be­cause he’s just had a bro­ken wrist and he’ll prob­a­bly get in­jured.

Strat­ford Pri­mary School teach­ers who are part of the Taranaki Men in Ed­u­ca­tion Rugby Team — Chad Jacob, Aaron Moore, Sam Mako, Ja­son Dom­broski and Ge­off Din­gle.

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