Coach Junior Napara is proud of the team’s achievement and said, they have trained well and their commitment to the sport is well rewarded.
Flagbearer Henry Poiri felt privileged to once again be a part of the team and honoured to be the flag bearer at the event.
“It was such a proud moment to see the excitement in the supporters and young children, to be able to lead and walk them in was an unforgettable experience,” said Poiri.
He acknowledged the parents/grandparents, family and friends for their support in providing transport to training sessions and paying for sports fees.
“It was all worth it in end.”
The Cook Islands Oceania Junior under-18 tag team members include: Patrick Moala, Henry Poiri, Jemiah Teariki, Tutavake Tunupopo, Nathaniel Skelton, William Rani, Haba Tamarua, Tyrall Filipe, Filiva'a Taufa, Vaita Moetu, Sam Farani, Romatt Wichman-Rairoa, Jordyn Makiha, Antonio Manapori, Case Kingi, manager Toody Ashin and coach Junior Napara.