Rugby league and sport in general is on a positive high at Pakuranga College following their Senior A grade side’s 18-8 win over James Cook High School in the College Sport Auckland Rugby League season grand final last Wednesday.
The team’s coach and manager Nicole Jensen, a sports coordinator at the college who won the grade’s coach of the year award last week in her debut season as a league coach, says she’s “extremely proud the boys were able to take out the grand final”.
“They worked really hard to get there. Anything past the first round of semi-finals was a bonus for us, so to win in the style we did was absolutely awesome.
“I was really nervous for the team, especially when we were up in the first 10 minutes and then went into halftime even after two quick tries from James Cook,” Jensen says, of the final at Mt Smart No 2.