• Christina Merrick

J1 Christchurch Trip 2019

On 12 July 2019, I travelled as part of the J1 Rugby Team. We went to Christchurch to play the Under 15s tournament. We boarded the bus at 12:00 am so we could get to Auckland Airport on time. We all felt very enthusiastic to get on the plane. The team arrived at 3:00 pm and stayed there for two hours to get lunch, and our first stop was Methven to meet our billets. I stayed with a farming family who were really welcoming. On Saturday we had three games and sadly we lost all the games. On Sunday we played another three games and we came away with only one win. At the prize-giving, we came 3rd and received the best sportsmanship award. It was a really long drive to go to Hanmer Camp for the Sunday night. Everybody was really tired and hungry. In the morning we all went for a swim in Hanmer Springs Hot Pools. Sadly, on Monday, we had to fly back to Christchurch, but I think we all had a great time there!!


- J Beardmore


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