Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament
2 years ago, I was nervous going into the AIMS games tournament, taking on 31 different schools from around the country to be crowned the Intermediate Rugby sevens champs of New Zealand. I remember the very thoughts going through my mind before the grand final. "Am I good enough", "Are we going to win?", "Am I going to get injured?". All very normal feelings leading into a big game. Imagine that feeling, times ten.
After 4 months of intense training I am preparing to take off to Japan to battle it out in the annual Sanix World rugby tournament. My school won the right to do so by winning the National top four final last year against Otago boys. I am leaving tomorrow with huge excitement as well as a nervous feeling in my stomach. Knowing that I will be representing New Zealand alone is a huge honour, and I will do my very best to make sure we give others a very good impression.
We are staying overseas for the whole school holiday period of two weeks. I am looking forward to the challenge as well as being very thankful for the oppurtunity to be apart of such an event. This is an experience I know I will never forget, and I thank God for blessing me with this gift.
Thank you so very much to all those who helped fundraise for part of my trip, it means a lot to me that you were willing to bless me and contribute to this. May God bless you family, friends and teachers. Alofa tele atu.