Czech football coach killed in New Zealand
Posted by te2ataria on December 27, 2013
Death Clock started ticking for Miroslav Tvaroh, 34, when he moved to New Zealand in 2005
A body, believed to be that of the Czech football coach Miroslav Tvaroh was discovered at the bottom of Castle Rock, south of Castlepoint, on boxing day. Police say he was killed when he fell about 160 metres from Castle Rock.
Castlepoint is a small coastal town on the Wairarapa coast of the Wellington Region.
“The body has not been formally identified but Tvaroh’s family in the Czech Republic has been informed and the search for him had been called off,” according to a report.
Miroslav Tvaroh lived with his childhood sweetheart, Simona Vokralova, whom he had convinced to move to New Zealand.
“He brainwashed her into loving New Zealand the same way he did, he taught her to surf so they could do it together…they weren’t married but they were going down that track,” said a close friend Phil Keinzley.
“Anybody could see they were the perfect couple, she was just 100 per cent devoted to him, so this has come as a huge shock.”
Tvaroh and Vokralova had known each other since they were children and she was devastated by his death, Keinzley said.
He had previously travelled the world [and had managed to stay alive] and represented his native Czech Republic in Futsal, a type football played on a smaller pitch and mainly indoors.
A funeral service would be held for Tvaroh but the date depended on whether his parents could fly over from the Czech Republic, Keinzley said.
“They’re totally in shock.” He said