North Shore and Papatoetoe finish year with entertaining games

The North Shore and Papatoetoe talent centres for the Ricki Herbert Football Academy have ended their 2016 programme with games against each other.

Playing at Pinehurst School, Albany, the Under-11 North Shore team lost an eight-goal thriller by 5-3 to the visitors from Papatoetoe.

In the second game, the older players from the North Shore centre took on a team of parents with the match ending in an entertaining 1-0 result to the parents.

Coach Sammy Negash said the games were an excellent way to end Term 4 and he thanked the players’ parents for supporting the games and the talent development centres.

Players have now received their end-of-year reports, giving them the opportunity to see positive feedback from their coach and to identify areas in which they work on next year.

Photographs: Teams that took part in the end-of-year games day.

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