Results || BOPSS Ki o Rahi 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020
Kio o Rahi is slowly growing in the Bay of Plenty with a junior event in term 4 in Katikati and our qualifying event in Rotorua.
The national event is in Waitangi this year and only two spots can go from our region. The national event is very competitive and each region have slightly different rules regionally. However, this is a pathway event to nationals so we play by the rules of the national event held in April this year. This can provide challenges for our own regions as Whakatāne, Rotorua and Tauranga Moana who all have slightly different rules, but our schools did adjust their game and tactics.
If any schools wish to learn the game we have got some fantastic organisations in Rotorua and Whakatāne that teach the game to schools.
It was an exciting division one competition this year - very competitive and the skills of the young athletes was exciting to watch. Division one final was Rotorua Girls' and Rotorua Boys' Tahi versus Western Heights High School. Both teams displayed some fine touch passes and diving skills. Team work displayed by both teams was absolutely a delight to watch, so well done to both schools who will be representing the Bay of Plenty at nationals this year.
Rotorua Girls' and Boys' were simply too good taking out the title two years in a row - well done.
This year we introduce division two for new schools learning to play the game and that division ended up being exciting in pool play. All credit to Rotorua Boys' and Rotorua Girls' Rua the young guns for taking out that title against Whakatāne High School. It was their first time to the event - very well done to the young team who will be an exciting team to watch in the future.
Thank you to Rotorua Girls' High School for hosting the event 2020. Thank you Carol (RGHS) for being a great host and Maurice (RBHS) for your willingness to go above and beyond in helping schools learn the game and officiating throughout the tournament, and Leona(WHHS) for assisting with the event - you guys were superb.
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