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The Gisborne Photo News



Gridiron Exhibition

An exhibition game of American gridiron was staged at the Childers Road Reserve on a recent Saturday night before a large crowd of spectators.

Organised by the eiders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the game was the first of its kind to be seen in Gisborne, and resulted in a win for the Kaiti Trojans over the Te Hapara Packers by 12 points to six.

The helmets for the teams were flown to New Zealand from Las Vegas specially for the occasion by Elder L. Joliey, now of Blenheim.


Members of the Te Hapara Packers warm up for the game with barging practice


Co-captains of the winning team, Henry Banks and Richard Brown, fit their helmets.


Te Hapara's quarter-back passes to his full-back as the two teams' forwards battle with each other


Forwards charge each other during a scrimmage