First ever Māori women’s football team to play Australian Aboriginals gather for first time

First ever Māori women’s football team to play Australian Aboriginals gather for first time
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The top Maori female footballers
have arrived in Auckland ahead of an inaugural match against
the Aboriginal Australian team. As Tamati Rimene-Sproat found out, Saturday’s meet will be a special
occasion for the Maori athletes paving the way
for future generations. Fleet-footed and swift in the hope
they shed some sweat. The Mauri team, top Maori
footballers of the country, have assembled for the first time before their match against
the indigenous Australian team. It is rare to see Maori playing
football, Maori women especially. Consequently, these athletes
realise they are paving a new way for the next generation to follow. Furthermore, Maoritanga
is an integral part of the team’s identity. Saturday the two teams
will go at each other. Tamati Rimene-Sproat, Te Karere.

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