Bridge Pa League Club to debut at national tournament

He pūkenga whakaako riiki kua toro atu ki te karapū riiki hapori o Bridge Pā i mua i tā rātou tomohanga tuatahi ki te whakataetae riiki Māori a motu e whanake mai nei. Nā te hautoa kaiako riiki Māori, nā Bernie Perenara te mahi nui ki te hāpai i ngā taonga tākaro o te wā ki roto o Ngāti Kahungunu.

He manawanui tō te karapu rīki Bridge Pā nei, ko te nuinga ō rātou he whānau, a, e ngākaunui hoki ana mō te keemu.

.Ko tā Jeston Crai - Kāpene, Bridge Pā, “So we give back to our community and give our young fella's something to work towards when they get older, not everyone is going to make the NRL so this is our own NRL here in Hawkes Bay.”

Pērā atu ki ngā tira rīki puta noa i te motu, kua pā mai ngā taumahatanga ki ā rātou, engari kua hiki anō te karapu ināianei.

Hei tā Ihaka Waerea -Kaitākaro, Bridge Pā, “It's the strongest we've been to date but not the strongest we will be so yeah it's a work in progress.”

Kua tau mai a Bernie Perenara, he kaiako rīki o mua Vulcans, NZ Māori anō hoki. He pūkenga āna ki te whakapai ake i ngā tira, a kei konei ia hei kaiako mō te wīkene noa iho.

Ko tā Bernie Perenara - Kaiako Riki, Richmond Rovers, “It's sort of like hard times down here and they don't have much knowledge about the game and I felt a bit of aroha for them. I'm quite willing to help I've been in the game for quite a few years now, so to come down and help the grassroots is nothing better.”

Hei tā Ihaka Waerea - Kaitākaro, Bridge Pā, “Bernie brings that professional edge, a lot of our kids won't see that at all probably never but tonight we get to, just for this weekend so it's a win win for us.”

Ko tō rātou pepeha he whakakōtahitanga te mea nui, he kupu ka tāngia ki ō rātou ngākau i te papa tākaro i te hapori hoki.