Manawatu came 6th which was a great result considering this was Manawatu’s 3rd team which was pulled together at short notice and included 6 U11 players, including Emily and Eliza. They had one win against Taranaki 4-3 and scored seven goals in the tournament. The girls had a wonderful time, made many new friends and showed true grit playing against girls physically stronger and larger than they were. Emily was also rewarded with player of the day for Manawatu across their two games. We came away with some injuries, including Emily receiving a knee to the right cheek, a black left eye and a ball ( which left the imprint )her knee. Eliza took a stick to her hand but none of these stopped the girls playing!