Congratulations to Kāmaioha Perenara-O’Connell (13years) who participated in the New Zealand National U15 Softball Championship tournament from the 8-12 January 2020, at Te Atiawa Park Paraparaumu.
Through his selection for the Canterbury U15 Development team, Kāmaioha was added to the national softball pick-up list and scouted to play for Upper South Island (Marlborough & Nelson), at the tournament. The four days saw the team play nine games, all of which Kāmaioha played in its entirety as short stop and number one batter.
With his third season of club softball for Halswell back into the swing of things, Kāmaioha has also commenced training for the Canterbury Development team in preparation for the Mainland Shield U15 South Island Championship on the 22 & 23 February, at Mizuno Ballpark Christchurch.
Kāmaioha’s last tournament is at the end of March when he represents his kura at the Div1 Secondary School Softball tournament in Hamilton.
Kāmaioha appreciates the support and guidance from whānau, friends, coaches and his fellow team mates and of course the opportunity given to represent the Upper South Island, Canterbury and St Thomas of Canterbury.
Photo is of Kāmaioha to the right and the team photo.