Our Te Maru o Mauao U19 Wāhine team attended the Eastern Eagles Basketball Invitational Tournament in Whakatane. ‘The club saw it as a great opportunity to start the team’s training towards the 2019 Maori Nationals Basketball tournament’ said Shirley-Marie Coffin club secretary. Under the experienced coaching and guidance of Coach Jeanna Cooney (Gee) the team won gold and walked away with a prize. Eagles club founder and tournament co-ordinator Audz Lilkay said ‘they won, and it was a pleasure, they did awesome’! Te Maru o Mauao hope to take more teams to the tournament next year.