By Jessica Paton
Tuakau College girls’ first XI hockey team emerged the victors of the Counties Manukau Secondary School’s A Grade girls’ competition, after their final against Strathallan.
Strathallan brought a tough game to the final and the Tuakau girls had to fight for their win. However, after an intense battle, Tuakau College came out victorious 2-0. Captain of the girls’ team,
Shannon Hull, said she’s proud to have captained and coached the Tuakau team. “We had a successful season and all the girls trained hard and showed improvement.”
Starting the season in the B Grade, the girls worked hard to improve and win the B Grade final, enabling them to move up to A Grade.
While they hoped to win some of their A Grade games, to their delight, they won them all.
The Tuakau College first XI boys’ hockey team also made it to their final round, where they faced off against Waiuku. An action-packed game ended in 2-1 to Tuakau College.
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