There was a lot of discussion with my parents about wether or not I will go,
But you're only fifteen years old and it's on the other side of the world!
But I could be a professional Rugby Player and it has always been my biggest dream to go to New Zealand.
You and me both know that after the 6 years the coach has been coaching me, that he only wants the best for me. He has done so much for me and he sounded very convincing.
but in the end, we agreed on six months at Nelson College.
I'm very proud of you son. You're going to do great!
After a 26 hour flight I finally arrived in Nelson, New Zealand and my coach picked me up from the airport and showed me my new school.
This is different.
So Anton, welcome to Nelson College. It is a boys-only school.
Very soon I made a lot of friends, which kept me from getting homesick.
Hi Anton, And? Do you already miss your family and friends? Much love, Mum
Hi mum, I don't really miss you... I mean I do but... Aaaah! I don't know how to explain it, but I've already made a lot of friends around here and I'm really happy here. Say hi to dad and my brothers for me. Anton
And most importantly, I did really well playing Rugby for my school. I made the 1. XV(best team in the school) and I was the youngest in the team.
But only six months! No day later!
After a very successful season in New Zealand, I flew back to Germany.