11 Dec Tag Football World cup 2018
Toi Tangata kaimahi, Darrio Penetito-Hemara, was selected to compete in the Tag Football World Cup for the New Zealand Open Mixed team.
The whakataetae took place on November 1st- 3rd in Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia with over 32 different countries represented.
The team was fortunate enough to be the opening match of the entire world cup directly after the opening ceremony, facing off against Samoa.
Over the course of the three days they played against France, Japan, Ireland, Malta, Philippines, Great Britain, and China, missing out on a playoffs spot on points differential.
Regardless of the results, Toi Tangata is very proud of the effort and hardwork that Darrio put into this campaign and hope to see more top level achievements in our team.
A special mention goes out to the New Zealand Open Men’s team that won New Zealand’s Maiden World Cup title in the men’s grade edging out Lebanon in a thrilling final.
To catch a glimpse of the opening ceremony and the opening game click here
New Zealand vs Samoa game is at 1:55