u12 Tornadoes Victorious in Wynton Rufer Tournament

Waikanae’s 12th grade Premier “Tornadoes” team have capped off a good weekend for Waikanae Football by taking out the B Division of the Wynton Rufer tournament hosted by the Stop Out Club.  Open to teams across the region Waikanae had entered the 10th grade “Bears” in the A division of their grade and the ultimately victorious Tornadoes in the B Division.  No doubt inspired by the Phoenix performance the previous evening, the Tornadoes set about blowing the opposition apart all the way to the final.  Congratulations to coaches Chris Story and Louis Southin, the players and all the supporters who made the trip in.

The tournament was the inspiration of Wynton Rufer who expressed the following desire: …for a competition that retained the values of participation and enjoyment for players, parents and supporters. Winning is of course important, however to support those wishes the officially recorded goal differential for all games will never be higher than +3.

The Bears acquitted themselves well winning their first two games and making the semi-finals where they picked up fourth placing.

To cap off the day the Ladyhawks picked up a 5-3 win over North Wellington Tawny Ports home at Jim Cooke to give them a brace of wins in the competition so far.  Waikanae’s First team maintained their unbeaten streak since the first round with a 2-2 draw against Lower Hutt at Jim Cooke Park on Saturday.