Heretaunga’s special success

Football success came Heretaunga College’s way last week when a team of special needs students took out the College Sport Wellington AWD indoor competition.With the score tied 6-all at the end of normal time it took an important strike from Tom Moore to bring the game – and the title – home.

‘‘It was a nail-biting game from start to finish,’’ Heretaunga College teacher aide Michelle Roa said. ‘‘The students were so proud of themselves, as were we of them, and they really deserve recog- nition of achieved.’’

The champion Heretaunga side was a mixed gender side made up of of students from year 9 to Year 13.

Captained by Nick Sievers, the players were presented with individual medals and the overall AWD Wellington trophy by College Sport executive director John Hornal at the Hutt Indoor Sport Centre.

The day was made even better for one player, Isaiah KoukaAlbert. He was belatedly presented with another CSW trophy after having won the AWD college cross country at Trentham Mem- what they have orial Park early in June.

Ten teams from around the region competed in the football. After the pool play, Heretaunga and Naenae jointly headed the table with with four wins and single loss with Naenae having a slightly better goal differential.

An Upper Hutt College side were competitive too, finishing third in the round-robin phase but bettered by Paraparaumu in the finals day play off for third.

College staff helping the Heretaunga champions through their successful season were Roa, Kathy Yates, Andrea De Muth, Michelle Baker and Sharron Brown.