Travelling part of commitment to playing sport

Reuben Pyle
Reuben Pyle
"If you don't travel, you wouldn't get to play sport," said Reuben Pyle (12), of Oturehua.

He plays cricket for Otago Country and Dunstan High School teams and has to travel into Alexandra for training as well as to games which can be in Alexandra, Cromwell or Queenstown.

He has been playing sport "pretty much since I started school" and said he did not think the travel was too bad.

His mother, Julie Pyle, echoed Reuben's comments: "We're quite used to it. It's just a part of it if your kids want to play sport.

"There aren't enough kids around here if they wanted to have their own team, so it's great that Dunstan [High School] takes them".

Reuben also plays rugby and though he has not chosen a team to represent this season, thinks he will play for Dunstan High.

Reuben Pyle

Age: 12
Home town: Oturehua
Sports: Cricket, rugby
Distance travelled weekly: 240km to 410km

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