Kapi-Mana News : April 2nd 2013
54 KAPI-MANA NEWS, APRIL 2, 2013 SPORT www.harcourts.co.nz Contributor to realestate.co.nz Tawa Realty Ltd 215 Main Road Tawa 04 232 4178 www.tawa.harcourts.co.nz Auction 23rd April at 1.00pm, 215 Main Road, Tawa View www.harcourts.co.nz/TW130311 Lauren Moult P042324178 M0272070012 E firstname.lastname@example.org Tawa Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008 Mortgagee Auction We are under instructions from the bank to sell this home on a 742 m2 section. In a good central Tawa location. It is close to transport & an easy walk to shops & schools. The condition of this property is unknown & viewing is NOT currently available. Tawa 8 Tawa Terrace Auction 23rd April at 1.00pm, 215 Main Road, Tawa View www.harcourts.co.nz/TW130312 Lauren Moult P042324178 M0272070012 E email@example.com Tawa Realty Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008 Mortgagee Auction We are under instructions from the bank to sell. Comprising 2 houses on 1 title. In a good central Tawa location, they are close to transport & an easy walk to shops & schools. The condition of the properties is unknown & viewing is NOT currently available. Tawa 8a Tawa Terrace Bulldawgz keep title The Porirua-based Bulldawgz Tag20 side successfully defended their Pacific Cup title in Auckland recently. After proving their international credentials by snaring the Inter- national Cup on the Gold Coast in November, it was tough selecting a squad to have another punt at the Pacific Cup, said team organiser Peato Lafaele. The two-day tournament at the beginning of March pitted the Bul- ldawgz, made up primarily of Pori- rua rugby players, against Tonga, the Cook Islands, Niue, Fiji, Aust- ralia, New Zealand Maori and Samoa. After close wins over Tonga and NZ Maori, the Bulldawgz hit their straps with a 27-0 pasting of the Cook Islands. Lafaele said their structures and training, along with natural flair, proved the difference. The side saw off NZ Maori 13-3 in the semi-final before taking on high- flying Samoa in the final. The Bul- ldawgz won a tense battle 7-4 and will once again go into the Tag20 International Cup in November with confidence. Lafaele says many teams are beginning to mimic the Bulldawgz' up-tempo style of play and defence, so retaining their mantle as best Tag20 team around will be tough. Teenage talent to the fore FOOTBALL PREVIEW Newcomer: Jesse Edge, seen here playing in the yellow of Waikato FC in the ASB Premiership last year, will be one to watch for Wests in 2013. By KRIS DANDO Both Tawa AFC and Western Suburbs have had disruptive pre-season campaigns but, as they approach the new Central League foot- ball season, confidence is high. At Wests, second-year coach Lloyd O'Keefe has the unusual combo of youth and experience. The improved relationship with Ole Foot- ball Academy will see Wests utilise some of its teenage talent, and the club will also have two artifical grounds to train on, at Ole and the unfinished Ascot Park project. O'Keefe spent the summer as assistant coach to YoungHeart Manawatu's national league side -- a role he called both challeng- ing and eye-opening. His focus is now to improve on Wests' mid-table finish in the Central League last season. Their oldest player is 24 but many have been playing at the top level for some time. A huge coup for Wests will be in the form of midfielder Sean Morris, from US side Seattle Sounders. We're in good shape, recruitment has been going very well and we have got that excellent core back from last year. Every- one's training very hard,'' says O'Keefe. Declan Edge's recent appointment at Ole has seen four Waikato FC players join the Porirua club. Some of them will still be involved with the New Zealand under 20s, a common theme for O'Keefe. We have got players tied up with natio- nal teams, Ole and the national league, so the pre-season has been a little disrupted,'' he says. We're not going to have a chance to have the full squad together till the first week, but all the lads will be coming from great environments, so they'll be ready to go. They're a great group with a top work ethic.'' Daniel Wood, who has taken over the reins from Maarten Romijn as Tawa's first team boss, says they have an experienced squad but are realistic about their prospects. Well-established in the Central League now, they rely on a tight-knit group of loyal regulars. We've had an interesting pre-season, with some guys unavailable or injured, but it has given us the chance to give plenty of players a run,'' says Wood. We don't have the resources of the likes of Wairarapa, but our strengths lie in team- work and the close connection these guys have with this club. We pride ourselves on being in this league and will do everything in our power to keep providing opportunities for local players.'' The loss of Karl Romijn and Scott Cameron will hurt, but the returning Con- nor Dunne and Todd Painter will be key players for Tawa. Wests kick-off the season against newcomers Upper Hutt at Endeavour Park on April 6. O'Keefe says they will stick to their possession-based style, with plenty of enthusiasm and purpose about their foot- ball. He says internal expectations are high. Wood says Tawa will be perennial under- dogs, with survival the first aim, but he believes Tawa could be kingmakers. We'll push sides, we could have a real say in who wins this league.'' Both coaches expect Wairarapa, Miramar and Olympic to provide the sternest tests -- Tawa play all of these sides in the opening three rounds. We're looking forward to that challenge, the boys are excited and keen to get stuck in,'' Wood says.
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