Thursday saw Auroa Primary School travel to Kaponga Primary School for the 2015 MT SPA Cluster Soccer Tournament. Auroa Primary School had 8 teams in total competing, two at each of the combined levels for the tournament.
The Y1-2 and Y3-4 teams were runners up in their respective competitions. The Y7/8 teams from Auroa competed against each other in the finals winning the tournament for the second consecutive year, after the first win in thirteen years last year.
The Y5/6 teams were split into the Victory and the Roar, which featured a number of students from Room Three. The Victory went through pool play undefeated taking out the Manaia Carvers 2-1, beating Kaponga Primary School 5-0 before winning their final game against Opunake Primary School 1-0. The Roar also went through into the final undefeated - they beat the Manaia Shooters 4-1 and then the Kaponga Breakers 4-2. They then had to take on the other two top teams from the pool, the Matapu Meerkats, which resulted in a 1-1 draw, and Opunake Y5/6 second team. The Opunake team featured two familiar faces - previous Room Three students Kyah and Tyson! The game also entered in a draw with Tyson stopping a certain goal on full time. This qualified the two Auroa teams for the final against each other.
The Victory proved true to their name, winning the final 4-1. It was a tight game with the score at half time being 2-1 to the Victory. The game also featured the goal of the tournament - Quade took a throw in, bounced the ball off a player from the other team (actually his brother) and then kicked the rebound to score from half way!