Kewarei Hawkins-McClutchie | Sport2018
Kia Ora, my name is Kewarei Hawkins-McClutchie and am a Year 13 Maori student currently studying at Rotorua Boys’ High School. I am a proud resident of the Bay of Plenty region currently living in the Tai Mitchell Hostel at Rotorua Boys’ High School. I was brought up by my Mum and Nan in Taupo and attended a local Kura Kaupapa, TKKM o Whakarewa i te reo ki Tuwharetoa throughout my primary and intermediate schooling years. I am fluent in both Te Reo Maori and English and I am the youngest of two. Living in Taupo, I felt that there were limited opportunities for me to follow my passion of hockey and pursue my academic goals. This was the main reason for moving to Rotorua to start my high school life. Here I have learnt the value of brotherhood and comradeship. Along my journey here at Raukura I have involved myself in a variety of pursuits including community service, cultural activities, academia and have further enriched my passion for sport. Earlier this year I was selected to compete at the National U18 Hockey Tournament for the U18 Wintec Midlands Men’s Squad and was also selected for the New Zealand Maori Men’s team where we competed at the National Affiliates Tournament. Hockey is a big part of my life and I am committed to sacrificing my time to better myself as a player and become the best I can be. I aspire to further my education at the University of Waikato in 2018. It is my intention to study a Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance and one day play for the NZ Black Stick’s men’s team.