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Football Scholarship Continues

This will be Matapo’s second year at MAGs and he described his experience to have been eye-opening and intriguing.
“It’s a different field of play on that side and I’m enjoying the challenge.
“I can’t wait to get back into it.”
Matapo will be joined by first-timer Napa who said he is excited for the ‘life-time opportunity’ CIFA has given him.
“This is a huge step for me and I want to soak in as much as I can from being over there,” says the fifteen-year-old.
The scholarship scheme comes as an opportunity and a stepping stone to making his passion become a potential career in the long-run.
“I love the game and if I can go further with it that would be a dream come true.”
CIFA General Secretary Mii Piri congratulates Napa and Matapo on their succession of the scholarship and wishes them well for the upcoming year.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and the boys will need to work hard at football trainings and in their studies.
“I believe Owenne and Willie will represent us well.”
The scholarship scheme aims to nurture emerging football talent through provision of financial aid towards the recipients’ tuition and training fees at the Mount Albert Grammar
School. This has been an ongoing initiative for ten years by the Association.
Napa left for Auckland last week and will soon be joined by Owenne by the end of this week.
The boys are due to start their first term at MAGS on January 3, 2016.