Black Ferns bring world cup to pupils
The Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy entered Chiefs’ territory.
Black Ferns players Renee Wickliffe and Eloise Blackwell met with college students in Paeroa and Waihi on Tuesday, 15.
Both were cheered with a round of applause at Waihi College during their brief visit.
Wickliffe is no stranger to the district as she grew up in Paeroa.
“We are very lucky to share with you the cup,” she said.
Both played 32 test matches for the Black Ferns and shared some of their experiences with the students.
All lined-up to have their photo taken with the players and the cup at the end of the session and autographs were signed.
Thirteen-year-old Angie Burkitt said she could not believe her eyes
“I’d have never expected to see them in Waihi . . . It is nice to see the girls play rugby once in a while because it has always been the boys [All Blacks].
“I have been a fan of the Black Ferns for a long time and seen them play and they are pretty awesome,” she said.
The players were next heading to Whangamata.
Students holding the cup.
Black Ferns players Renee Wickliffe and Eloise Blackwell at Waihi College.
Students got their photo taken with the players and the cup.