One game involved warriors players feeding a student dry Weetbix washed down with water! Warrior David Fusitu’a with student Max Rolston. Outgoing principal Carol Abley receives an autographed ball from the Warriors. Warriors players receive a loud, enthusiastic welcome from Stanmore Bay School students. Junior Warrior Keanu Laumatia-Paki, left, and Kiwi Ferns player Georgia Hale encourage Kingston Phua in the dry Weetbix competition.
Stanmore Bay School’s membership of the Warriors’ school programme has paid off with a number of visits by players and representatives of the team in the last few years.
The most recent one was on May 28, when two Warriors and a Kiwi Fern gave their Prepare to Perform presentation to a full assembly.
The presentation by junior Warrior prop Keanu Laumatia-Paki, Kiwi Fern Georgia Hale and Warrior winger David Fusitu’a, included a quiz about the Warriors as well as interactive information about healthy eating, staying hydrated and getting enough sleep.
To mark the contribution of outgoing principal Carol Abley, the Warriors presented her with a ball autographed by the team.
The school’s rugby league team was also congratulated on winning the North Harbour primary schools trophy. The team beat Red Beach School 5-3 in the final at Auckland Rugby League’s first primary school tournament of the year on May 15 at Freyberg Park.
This puts them forward to the Champion of Champions competition at Cornwall Park on July 3.