Marist family gives back to support the future of cricket

By Sina Sevaaetasi ,

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Marist Pride: The Marist team took third place in the East Coast U15’s  Boys  Competition.

Marist Pride: The Marist team took third place in the East Coast U15’s Boys Competition.

As the saying goes, “Always remember where you came from.” 

Such was the case when A group from Marist All Pupils Association presented jerseys and caps to their U15’s cricket team that participated in the East Coast U15’s Competition in Tuanaimato.  

The boys sported their new gear  with pride as they took part in their  first ever cricket competition and secured third place overall.  

 For Brother John Hazleman, the school  manager from Marist Primary in Mulivai, was absolutely ecstatic to see the continuity of Marist pride through the donation of jerseys for the team.  

He stated, “It’s their way of saying we value our time at this school and we want to support the development of young people and the development of English Cricket in Samoa.”

“We support the dream we have here at Marist, and we want to develop these kids while they are still young.  Sports is one way of showing the support. “

For Hazelman and the Marist community at large, this was more than just a jersey presentation but  also a way to convey that the Marist community cares and supports  all of it’s members, no matter how young, in anything they pursue. 

He stated, “At Marist, most of these students will benefit from things like sports, practical education like art but also home gardening, things they can use your their hands. This is where most of them will succeed.”

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