By Pip Calder.
These five Mercury Bay First XV rugby boys have been selected to represent Central North Island in the Area Schools Tournament in Christchurch next week, Monday, 3 June to Thursday, 6 July.
They would like to send a heartfelt thanks to all of those who supported their fundraising efforts to help pay for their fees to get them there. They are very pleased and relieved that they have been able to raise enough funds for their expenses. The local businesses, community and parents have been extremely generous in their time and resources to make this possible and the boys say thank you.
Massive shout out to these sponsors for their generosity
Trav at Tree Man Trav
Smitty's Sports Bar and Grill
Mike and Pearl at Coastal Fencing
Anna at Bayside Takeaways
Nick at Stack Attack Sports Fishing
and to everyone who purchased raffle tickets.
Results were 1st prize - Eric Gaskell, 2nd prize - Miller Vincent, 3rd prize - John McGregor's Grandad.
Well done to these boys. Your community is already proud of you and confident you will give your very best.
Caption: Left to right: Brynn George, Caden Swindlehurst, John McGregor, Josh Markowski, Kevin Zhu, Leon Melde selected for 2023 Area Schools Tournament in Christchurch.