Western Leader : February 4th 2011
15 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 4, 2011 SPORT Great reading this weekend. Don't miss this Sunday's SUNDAY MAGAZINE Your glossy Sunday treat. ESCAPE The best of travel, food, wellbeing and entertainment. n Tip top - Marcus Lush discovers the true North n A taste of Martinborough n Richard Hammond's new TV gamble n Next Top Baby Model - Tantrums and fierceness at the search for NZ's freshest face n Whole Again - Life after losing a limb n Audrey Hepburn - The agony and elegance of an underused actress SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES, Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) Whole again Ray McVinnie does desserts for special occasions Fancy feast Life after losing a limb The agony and elegance of an underused actress Audrey Hepbur n Tantrums, fierceness and perfect skin at the search forNewZealand'sfreshestface NEXTTOPBABYMODEL WIN Be in to win a $20,000 trip to the UK with The King's Speech. IN CINEMAS 20 JANUARY 2011 WWW.THEKINGSSPEECH.CO.NZ Aiming high: Waitakere United under-17 men's captain Luke Adam after qualifying for Mexico. Photos: SHANE WENZLICK Cain's under-17s are off to worlds in Mexico Steve Cain By TUREI MACKEY History teacher Steve Cain will be hoping the next generation of Kiwi footballers write their own legacy this year. Cain is the coach of the under-17 men s national football team who last month quali- fied for the under-17 football world cup in Mexico in June. The side defeated Tahiti 2-0 in the final and conceded only one goal in the whole tour- nament while scoring 15.The squad is filled with Waitakere United players includ- ing Jordan Vale, Tim Payne, Rory Turner and captain Luke Adams. Cain says his team focused more on its defence instead of attempting to run up the score. The Kelston Boys High School teacher will be looking to carry on the success of his 2009 squad which made history in Nigeria by becoming the first New Zealand football team to make it to the knockout stages of a FIFA tour- nament. Chasing the dream but short of cash By TUREI MACKEY Hopeful: Promising basketballer Charles Epati is looking to raise funds for the under- 20 New Zealand tour of Australia. Photo: TUREI MACKEY February is shaping up as a big month for prom- ising basketballer Char- les Epati. The Ranui resident has been picked for the New Zealand under-20 team which will tour Australia starting on February 17. He is joined in the squad by fellow west Auckland player James Ashby. Both will be looking to impress Australian National Basketball League scouts who will be attending the under- 20 Australian state championships. But Epati requires help with funding before he can showcase his shooting skills across the ditch. The point guard has already raised more than $1000 but needs some help to hit the target of $3000. Epati has started door knocking businesses around west Auckland in his search for sponsors. He is confident of reaching his goal with the same determination which got him into the national representative team. The 18-year-old, who has also made the squad for the reborn Auckland franchise in the 2011 National Basketball League, was invited to participate at the New Zealand under-20 trials but was advised not to go. One of the coaches knew I would have money problems so said if I didn t have the cash then don t go, he says. So I was torn, because my family just don t have that kind of money, but the family told me to still go for it. After being selected he is now focused on mak- ing his dream of playing professional basketball a reality. I think dad wanted me to get a nice office job, he laughs. But I want to show the youth of west Auckland that you can achieve your dreams. Contact Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org or James at ted@mgenz. co.nz if you can help.
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