No.3 took part in her first ever soccer tournament last week in the annual competition between the primary schools of Huapai and Taupaki. The fact that we live in Huapai and stood amongst neighbours cheering for Taupaki school made for tense moments on the touch line. Coming off the bench in the first half, No.3 played a crucial pivotal role midfield, tackling the opposition and playing the ball forward, playing her part in the eventual 5 – 3 win that saw her team take home the trophy for another year. Quite what the dance examiner who invigilated No.3’s ballet exam today will have made of the bruised and stud-marked legs I’m not sure but we’re proud to have a kid who is equally happy on the pitch or in the dance studio.
*The Swanz are the New Zealand women’s soccer team