Tokoroa is proud to be hosting a Black Out themed community
celebration for our local Rugby World Cup winning Black Ferns Toka Natua and
Chelsea Alley on Saturday 9 September at 2pm at the Tokoroa Memorial
Update - EVENT IS POSTPONED due to weather!!!
Tokoroa - and the wider South Waikato - is super proud of the
teams' outstanding achievement. Given two of the players in the team are
hometown Tok girls, many people in the community - including South Waikato
District Council, the girls' families, businesses, schools, service providers, sport
clubs, police and cultural communities - are rallying together to put on a
"When it comes to breeding rugby greats, it's not just
the All Black boys that come out of the South Waikato, we have more than our
fair share of Black Fern girls too!" commented Deputy Mayor Jeff Gash. "Tokoroa
couldn't be prouder of Toka, Chelsea and the rest of the team for the World Cup
win over England.
"We're hoping to get more of the Black Ferns team to
join in too… watch this space."
When Toka popped into the Council earlier today she was
greeted with well-deserved applause from our Customer Service staff. She had
these words to say, "My passion is to build this community. My drive is to
inspire others. Tokoroa is where my heart is, and all my dreams were
accomplished while still living here."
Team mate Chelsea Alley shares her passion for Tokoroa,
saying, "Tokoroa is the best! I love coming from such a supportive, proud
community. Winning the World Cup was the best day of my life and a dream come
"Toka and Chelsea have made their families very
proud," said Lizzy Daniels, family spokesperson. "It is important
that we celebrate this achievement."
The celebration is an open invitation to the community to pop
along to the Tokoroa Memorial Sportsground to celebrate the Black Ferns'
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