Jett Dreams of Becoming a Turbo

on Thursday, 04 June 2015. Posted in Turbos News

Manawatu Turbos Russell St School

Jett Donald-Charnley wants to be the next Aaron Cruden. 

In order to do this he knew that he needed to be dedicated and it would involve a lot of hard work.

Jett is year 6 at Russell Street School, a school where the famous All Black David Kirk had gone many years before. It is also a school that was lacking 2 very important pieces of equipment required to play a game of rugby, rugby posts.

This got Jett thinking, he decided that David Kirk would not have been very impressed that the school didn’t have any rugby posts and it was not very helpful in his quest to become an All Black either. So he took it upon himself to write a letter to the Russell Street School Board and ask for them to help with this. He had gone to a lot of trouble to plan what it would look like and also work out some costing. After a while the Russell Street School Supporters Club (PTA) got wind of Jett’s plight and what he had done so far. They decided that it was something that they could help with.

A few weeks later and the new Rugby posts were installed and the field marked out ready to be used. As soon as the rugby posts were up the field was filled with junior rugby players wanting to have a game and kick a goal, it was a delight to see.

Turbos own Antonio Kiri Kiri (Ambassador to the school) and Newton Tudreu turned up to help make the day special and with a few giveaways for the school and Jett.

Jett slotted the first goal to officially open the goal posts then there was a kicking competition held, with one person from each class kicking to get their ball over the goal posts.

The Turbos were impressed with Jett's compsure in front of a big crowd, especially Antonio Kiri Kiri;

"He has got some good technique going on there, especially in front of all the kid's, you would expect most youngsters to be too nervous to do that."

Young Jett said it was a dream come true for young and to have the Turbos there at the opening was very special.



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