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Hawks claim 4th International scholarship player from NZ
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Thursday, February 02 2012 @ 09:46 am ACDT

OBHS pupil snapped up by top Aussie rules club

....An outside back in rugby, he said his body did not take as much of a battering in Australian football as in the 15-man code.

"There is way more freedom to move around and lots less contact. But then you've got to be very much fitter. It is a huge field."

Australian football was introduced to the school a couple of years ago by physical education teacher Warwick Kain, an Australian, who played the game in his youth.

He hoped to field a school side in a national under-20 tournament in Christchurch next month.

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