Its been another exciting week for the WeAreTENZING family. We had great success at the Commonwealth Games with both Tyla Nathan-Wong and Alex Pledger picking up medals. Patrick Tuipulotu played his 50th Super Rugby game for the Blues, Ricardo Christie hosted Surfing New Zealand’s first high-performance camp as lead ambassador and Richie Hardcore shared some of his words of wisdom at Gender Equal – New Zealand’s gender attitudes survey in Parliament.
Tyla Nathan-Wong and the Black Ferns Sevens team have claimed gold at the inaugural Commonwealth Games Women’s Sevens! Unfortunately, Tyla was unable to play in the final as she picked up an injury in the warm-up but should be given the all clear for the Kitaskyushu Sevens in Japan this weekend.
A special mention to Ruby Tui who was selected in the side but was not able to participate in the tournament due to illness.
Alex Pledger and the Tall Blacks picked up bronze with a comfortable 79-69 win over Scotland.
Well done guys!
Ricardo and SNZ Build Towards Tokyo
With the inclusion of surfing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Surfing New Zealand has upped the ante and organised three high-performance camps which invited New Zealand’s brightest surfing talent to attend.
Ricardo Christie is the ambassador for the first high-performance camp which was held over the weekend.
The camp included technical and tactical specialist training, conditioning work and a sports psychology class.
It’s awesome to see Ricardo and fellow talented New Zealand’s surfers getting the support they deserve.
Great work Ric!
Pat played his 50th cap for the Blues in their 24-10 win over the Sunwolves during the weekend. An awesome achievement and a credit to the tireless work he has put in. Congratulations Pat!
Vince Aso and the Hurricanes kept their great run of form going with a hard-fought 25-13 win over their New Zealand rivals the Chiefs. This win now puts them on top of the New Zealand conference and in a good position to secure a home semi-final.
A special congratulations to Sam Prattley who will be returning to Super Rugby for the Chiefs. Congratulations Pratters.
Richie Hardcore shared his words of wisdom last week, Richie was a special guest at Gender Equal – New Zealand’s gender attitudes survey in Parliament.
Richie shared his insight into the topic as he continues to help push for positive change.
For those of you looking to start your week right, Richie also helps run One Step, a non-profit organization aimed to tackle mental illness through running. Every Monday morning at 7 am the team meets at Victoria Park, Auckland to run laps and talk about mental health. Don’t be afraid to head down and support as there are runners of all levels.