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Tragedy before trip to Samoa for young athletes
10 september 2015 -

Personal tragedy rocked a team of young Wellington throwers two weeks before a major competition.

After months of training at a converted horse paddock in Woburn, three athletes from Sola Power Throwing Academy headed to the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa on September 3.

St Patrick's College Kilbirnie students Nathaniel Sulupo, 17, and Gerard Ahnau, 16, represented Samoa at the games and Rongotai College student Denny To'o, 17, represented the Cook Islands.