Brookman Primary School students on cusp of state touch football selection

Brookman Primary School's touch football representatives Chulu Johnson, Maciesha Hill, Alisia Bynder, Tametai Berryman-Wihongi & Christopher Lawrence. Picture: Jon Hewson
Brookman Primary School's touch football representatives Chulu Johnson, Maciesha Hill, Alisia Bynder, Tametai Berryman-Wihongi & Christopher Lawrence. Picture: Jon Hewson

BROOKMAN Primary School appears to be a hotbed of rugby talent, after five of its students made it onto the shortlist for the 12’s State touch football side.

Christopher Lawrence, Tame Tai Berryman-Wihongi, Chulu Johnson, Maciesha Hill and Alicia Bynder are all in the running to make the full squad, which will be announced next month

All five students are hoping they will be able to do enough to compete at this year’s National Championships, to be held in Hobart in October.

Brookman Primary’s sport teacher Deborah Quan praised the group’s attitude and said they were all quick to try out any new sport.

She said she was proud to see them make the shortlist alongside students from established rugby programs.

“All bar one have learnt to play at school through coaching and lunchtime activities,” she said.

“I’m extremely proud as they are against children that play out of school in competitions run at local affiliates.”

Byford Primary School’s Shanika Rowe and Thornlie Senior High School’s Jahkai Hemara-Waitai also made the girl’s and boy’s squads respectively.