Tamati Ellison and the Black Rams continue to impress after defeating the Toyota Shuttles 35-20, Jeriah Mua has helped the Bay of Plenty sevens squad qualify for the National Champs after a very impressive Northern Regional tournament. Alex “The Chief” Pledger and the Breakers got their revenge by defeating the Brisbane Bullets 96-89.
World School Sevens
The WeAreTENZING family will have a large showing at the World School Rugby Sevens tournament being held at Sacred Heart College this weekend.
Jeriah Mua has continued what has been an incredible season playing for Hasting Boys 1st XV, NZ Secondary Schools by now being selected in the Samoan Invitational Sevens side.
Our biggest representation will be with the New Zealand Maori’s side with three of the WeAreTENZING family being selected. Johnny Cooper (Westlake Boys), James Te Pairi (Kings High School) and Jordan Thompson-Dunn (Hastings Boys) all being selected after very impressive 1st XV seasons.
Congratulations guys, we look forward to watching you go head to head this weekend.
Social Tips and Tricks
Instagram has released two awesome new features, the first is Stories Highlights. You can now post stories older than 24 hours and group your favourites together to create a highlight story that permanently stays on your profile (below your bio) until you choose to remove it.
With the latest Instagram update, your stories will automatically save to your Story Archive when they expire. This can be found on the top of your profile next to the discover people option. This makes it easy for you to revisit your favorite moments later and bring them back to life using the new highlight feature.
Feel free to get in touch if you want any help using these.
This week I have included three of our amazing family that are expert speakers and are definitely worth taking the time to listen too.
First up is the founder of Live More Awesome, Jimi Hunt. After battling depression himself Jimi has a great insight into what it takes to overcome difficult life struggles. His talks are very entertaining but equally inspiring. Click here to see one of Jimi’s recent Ted Talks.
Lisa Tamati is best known for her ultramarathon running which includes running the length of New Zealand. However, she is also a well-established producer and motivational speaker. Check out her Youtube channel for all her amazing documentaries and speaking engagements.
Tom English is deeply passionate about Mental Health and tackling the stigma around it. When not playing for the Melbourne Rebels, Tom has spent much of this year studying and interviewing experts in this field. His latest podcast with Tim Trevail from Torrens University is worth taking the time to listen to.
The Week Ahead
It’s an exciting week ahead for the WeAreTENZING family.
Alex The Chief Pledger and the Breakers will look to stay on top of the table when they take on the red-hot Adelaide 36ers this Friday.
It’s a top of the table clash for Tamati Ellison and the Black Rams as they will battle it out against the Panasonic Wild Knights this weekend.
Adam Thomson will go up against his previous team when the NEC Green Rockets take on the Canon Eagles this Sunday.
Good luck guys!
Vince Gives Back
Vince Aso returned to his old college of St Peters to present and speak at their annual sports awards.
Vince was interviewed by ex Auckland representative Dave Thomas, in a Q&A on what it takes to be a professional athlete. It was a great insight for many of the young aspiring athletes in the room.
It’s always awesome to see the WeAreTENZING family giving back to their communities.
Awesome work Vince.