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Tuesday 6 March 2012 | Published in Regional


Australian based Rarotongan athlete Tepai Moeroa is one of the hottest young sporting talents in Parramatta, Australia.

At just 16, the young man has filled the family gallery with stacks of gold, silver and bronze medals as well countless trophies – testaments to his sporting prowess.

The newest addition to his impressive trophy collection is one he won in December last year.

Moeroa was named player of the year for the Parramatta Junior Rugby League for 2011, but the trophy has pride of place at his aunt’s home in Ruaau.

Moeroa, the son of Pari Moeroa and Tepai Moeroa Snr, was also named sportsman of the year for 2011 at his college and is the current Australian under 18 shotput champion for 2011.

He was in the Parramatta Harold Mathews 2011 rugby league team and he was also in the New South Wales School Boys 2011 rugby union team.

Currently, Moeroa is playing in the Parramatta SG Ball Cup under 18 competition and is set to earn more sporting medals and trophies in 2013.