Congratulations to the Vikings Paul Ireland and Miguel Aizpuru, who just placed second with the Youth NZ Beach National Team at the first ever Under 17 Beach Oceania Championships.
Paul (2nd from the left), Miguel (3rd from the left)
The team played well throughout the tournament winning three out of 4 games in the Pool rounds – Kiribati (2:0), Cook Islands (2:0), American Samoa (2:0) and Australia (0:2).
In the semifinal, the Kiwis faced the Cook Islands and this time won 2:0 in compare to the closer game during the pool rounds.
Then in the final, the old rival Australia, was waiting and unfortunately, the Kiwis weren’t able to win the final (0:2).
Congratulations to the winner (Australia) but also to the Kiwi team who played very well.
Also, thank you to the Cook Islands for hosting a great tournament and all teams who came to compete.