Junior Touch Girls Defend Their Title!

December 04, 2015 at 3:01 PM

The Junior Girls Touch team, captained by Elise Conway, put aside their disappointing lose to Howick College in the Eastern Zone competition to win the Auckland Championships for the second year in a row!  

Amassing more than 60 touchdowns in their six games, Elise and the girls blew away Mahurangi 7-0 in the semi-final to face our local rivals once again in the final. A tough encounter followed and Saint Kentigern was 0-1 down in the first half. Learning from the previous game against Howick, the girls made great yards, put their body on the line on defence and showed creativity to come away with a 2-1 victory. Imogen Pilkington was named most valuable player of the final.

Ms Emily Colebourne, Head of PE and the Junior Girls coach, said after the win: ‘I am exceptionally proud of these girls. A mix of players from experienced to novice, who worked so well together, played our policies and showed good tenacity to win!’

A special mention to Richie Barnett and Lance Watene for their support on the day and over the season. Several of these junior players make up our Premier Touch squad and we wish Elise, Jaymie Kolose, Imogen, Lisa Putt, Amy Waters and Jemma Laverick all the best in their upcoming tournament to gain the secondary schools national title.

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