It's terrific to have our inaugural Rugby Academy underway. We are now into the third week with around 20 young talented players either still in college, college leavers or young Colts / Premiers committed.
The boys have been subject to screening over the past two weeks in various forms so our Academy Trainer Hiko Davies can push these guys forward in the right direction in the coming 3 months. This is not just about rugby and physical conditioning and we will be keeping these boys on point with certain life skills sessions to aid in their development. A big shout out to Joe Gates, Hiko Davies, Richard 'Hendo' Henderson, Mo Mackey and Sam Butturini (Te Aro Physio) for assisting in getting this off the ground!
Joe and Sophie Gates have again secured the local Hangi pit at the Nga Hau e Wha o Papararangi Marae and are doing an Academy fundraiser this week. There are around 170 hangi's sold thus far but we really want to try and push for 300 so get involved! Details below:
If there is anyone that wants to support the Academy, it may be to provide specialist skills and training or as a form of sponsorship, please reach out at email@example.com.