RUGBY UNION: Haka Rugby Global will visit West Norfolk Rugby Club in July to deliver an unusual training camp to local children aged seven to 18.
Places are filling up quickly for this unique rugby camp experience on July 26 and 27.
Regan Sue, a former professional rugby player who is now a professional coach, shares a love of rugby and the Maori culture. He believes, through the coaches professional experience and knowledge of rugby that they offer the perfect environment for players to learn, grow and thrive in rugby.
He said: “Our camps start with a powhiri, welcoming the children and their parents to the camp. Throughout the camp the children learn the haka, waiata, karakia and Maori protocols and on the final day we run a tournament and the children perform a powhiri for their parents and families.
“The last day includes prize giving and we invite all the children and their families to have a kai (dinner) with us.
“All our coaches have played at the highest levels of rugby around the world and we have some ex-All Blacks involved.
“We teach the way we were taught grassroots rugby in New Zealand and bring our love of the sport to the children. They learn the importance of brotherhood and respect, and to grow and thrive in the sport that they love while also learning about our Maori heritage.
“Parents are blown away by the response their children had. They learned a discipline and respect like no other and found their children had grown in such a short space of time.
“Parents of kids with behavioural issues found that their kids were better mannered and were stunned by the positive impact the team environment had on their kids.
“Our camps will provide a rugby experience to enhance player’s basic skills, and skills over and above their regular team training, while being in a positive, fun environment.”
Both boys and girls will learn and improve their fundamental skills, with a major focus on tackling technique and team play.
Places cost £65 and include a HRG Training T-shirt and shorts.
For more details and to book, visit the https://tinyurl.com/WNHaka web page.