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Apii Nikao & Avarua Origin Gas School Champs

Parents and supporters took time off work to support their children at the final showdown on Wednesday at the Matavera Complex and were not disappointed with the action packed football.
In the girls division, Apii Nikao came to win and dominated all facets of play as they overwhelmed Titikaveka two goals to nil. The win secured their championship title for 2015.
Second placing Avarua School scored early in the first half with a beautiful goal that blasted past the goalkeeper. In the second half Apii Arorangi put up a strong defence and denied any chance of goal for Avarua with the full time score of one goal to nil in favour of Avarua. Arorangi secured a well-deserved third placing.
In the other matches in the boy’s division, Avarua showed skill and football flair as they scored early in the match against Arorangi. Arorangi were unable to shut down the determined Avarua team who continued to find the back of the net ending the match with a three nil win.
The exciting match with Nikao and Titikaveka saw both sides determined to win. With vocal supporters cheering their schools on Titikaveka edged ahead of Nikao for an upset win of one goal to nil. Nikao claimed second placing while Titikaveka took out third placing.
The Cook Islands Football Association technical staff are pleased with the outcome of the competition and the improvement of the players since the kick off of the tournament five weeks ago.
“The level of improvement has exceeded our expectations this year and we are looking forward to next year’s competition”, says Technical Officer Tahiri Elikana.
Proud Sponsor of the tournament, Managing Director Claude Simpson of Origin Gas was delighted with the performance of the schools.
“Origin Gas is happy to be on board with Cook Islands Football to support the schools and looks forward to continuing to support the tournament” said Simpson.
CIFA and Proud Sponsors Origin Gas would like to congratulate all the schools who have achieved and won this year’s championship and to all of those schools who participated in this tournament
Results for the 2015 Origin Gas Senior Primary School Championship:
Girl’s division:
1st Apii Nikao (Apii Nikao 2– 0 Titikaveka)
2nd Avarua (Avarua 1-0 Arorangi)
3rd Arorangi (Arorangi 0 – 1 Avarua)
Boy’s division:
1st Avarua (Avarua 3 – Arorangi 0)
2nd Apii Nikao (Apii Nikao 0 – Titikaveka 1)
3rd Titikaveka (Titikaveka 1 – Apii Nikao 0 )

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