Volleyballer Wiremu Johnstone off to Alberta University

Volleyballer Wiremu Johnstone off to Alberta University


Wiremu Johnstone
has secured a five-year scholarship at the University of Alberta
in Canada. But what’s unique and special
about this achievement is that the chosen sport of the man from Ngati Porou
and Rongowhakaata is volleyball. Te Rina Kowhai has more. He’s secured an opportunity
of a lifetime. Standing at 6 foot 5, Wiremu Johnstone
has been a stand out nationally in age-group volleyball but now will be heading abroad
for the sport. Johnstone says he is one of two
international players recruited by
the University of Alberta and aims to make
the professional leagues. Although excited, Johnstone says he has mixed emotions
leaving behind his Gisborne whanau. Next month, Johnstone starts
at the Canadian university. Te Rina Kowhai, Te Karere.

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