What a day we had at Trentham Memorial Park, in the tropical Upper Hutt!
60 teams from 30 schools attended the Y5/6 & Y7/8 Rippa comp with around 900 kids and over 300 parents, teachers, bus drivers, referees and a few walkers with their dogs having a great time
40 teams for the Y5/6 section & 20 teams for the Y7/8 section. They played a round robin system to decide the winners.
The Wellington Rugby Development Officers refereed the games and will sleep well tonight.
The kids hit the dry fields running, ripping, goose stepping around the grounds with laughter in full flight.
Former All Black, Hurricanes & Wellington Lions player John Schwalger congratulated the winning captains with fun photo poses & dance moves along with the match ball to wind the day up at Prizegiving.
And the Winners were………
Year 5/6 Section
- Pool 1 winners – Papakowhai Power
- Pool 2 winners – Muritai Magic
- Pool 3 winners – Ngati Toa Tigers
- Pool 4 winners – Upper Hutt Hurricanes
- Pool 5 winners – Maoribank Mussels
- Pool 6 winners – Fraser Crescent Flyers
- Pool 7 winners – Discovery Danger
- Pool 8 winners – St Claudines Cowboys
Year 7/8 Section
- Pool 9 winners – Postgate Vikings
- Pool 10 winners – Tairangi Titans
- Pool 11 winners – Plimmerton Power (Tairangi Trouble announced winner but wrong score recorded)
- Pool 12 winners – Plimmerton Punch (Tairangi Texans announced winner but wrong score recorded)
A huge thanks to all schools and the parent support with them.
Our final rippa event is next Tuesday at Cannons Creek Park in Porirua for girls only teams so if your keen the entry form attached and act fast tomorrow!
Photos from this tournament can be found on our Facebook page