King's Lynn to play host to Haka training camp at West Norfolk Rugby Club
Haka Rugby Global will visit West Norfolk Rugby Club next month to deliver their unique training camp to West Norfolk children.
Places are filling up quickly for this unique rugby camp experience which will be held over two days on July 26 and 27.
Regan Sue, an ex-professional rugby player and now professional coach, explained his love of rugby and the Maori culture in general.
Sue 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, saying: “Our camps start off 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 of the camp we run a tournament and the children perform a powhiri for their parents and families.
“The last day will include a team tournament followed by prize giving.
“We invite all the children and their families to have a kai (Dinner) with us once their performance is finished.
“All of our coaches have played at the highest levels of rugby around the world and we also have some ex All Blacks involved in coaching at our camps.
“We aim to teach rugby the way we were taught grassroots rugby back in NZ and bring our love of rugby to the children around the world.
“The children 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.
“From our experiences of hosting previous camps, parents were blown away by the response their children had at the camp.
“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 and performing as one during the haka and waiata had on their kids.”
The unique camps will provide a rugby experience to enhance player’s basic rugby skills, and skills over and above their regular team training, while receiving coaching in a positive, fun environment.
Players will learn/improve fundamental skills required to succeed in rugby with a major focus on tackling technique and team play.
Boys and girls are welcome to particiapte and the camp will benefit any child taking part in sports team play of every code, particularly ball and fitness skills as well as team play. To book on the two-day camp online, visit Haka Rugby Global - Norfolk, UK Clinic (wildapricot.org)