The island recently wrapped up its touch rugby season which featured under 10 and under 14 as well as open boys’ and girls’ divisions.
The season grand finals brought the best out of the young teams, with matches hotly contested.
In the under 10 grand finals, the talented Atiuan Souljahz faced the Home Star team in an intensely contested game.
In the end it was the Home Star side that found the extra gas to dot down one more try to win the champions title 3-2.
The Home Star side were thrilled to receive their very own champion’s title donated by Minister of Sport Mark Brown.
The under 14 Home Star side continued the winning ways of their junior grade by taking out the division 3-1 against the under 14 Atiuan Souljahz team.
They too received a new trophy sponsored by Daphne Brown.
Cash prizes up for grabs in the open girls and boys division certainly added spice to the grand final games, with the Atiuan Soujlahz open girls’ team overcoming their opponents Kids on the Block 3-0 to collect the champion’s title, trophy and cash prizes donated by Teenui-Mapumai Member of Parliament Rose Brown.
In the open boys’ grand finals, it was anyone’s game with team Home Star and Atiuan Souljahz trading tries, but it was the Home Star team that managed to sneak in a final try to win the battle 4-3 and the champion’s title.
Cash prizes from the Atiu Touch Association along with consolation cash prizes sponsored by MP Rose Brown were awarded to the winning players.
The young touch stars of Atiu and the Atiu Touch Association would like to thank Daphne Brown for her great support for the island’s push to develop their people through sports.
The seven-week programme was supported by the wider Atiu community who came out in force to cheer on the young athletes.
Atiu enua is also calling out to their touch rugby players on Rarotonga to prepare a team for the upcoming Cook Islands Games scheduled for August.