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Rugby Programme for Bay Juniors

Monday, July 11, 2016

Bay of Plenty junior rugby players will get a chance to sharpen their skills over the school holidays.

The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union is to deliver two new initiatives at the upcoming Steamers school holiday programme.

The programme will provide the chance for rugby mad youngsters to experience expert coaching, team challenges and spot prizes in both Western and Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Aimed at both boys and girls between six and 12 years of age, the intention of the programme is to teach the youngsters present fundamental rugby skills, the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment - it is about more than just teaching basic rugby skills.

The Western Bay of Plenty holiday programme will take place at Blake Park, Mount Maunganui tomorrow and Wednesday 13 July. On Thursday 14 July a new girl's only initiative will run, with a number of Volcanix players offering their expertise alongside the Steamers.

Bay of Plenty Rugby Women's Development Manager Hayley Kerrison says running the new initiative of a girls only rugby holiday programme is about encouraging and supporting young girls who love playing or are keen to have a go at rugby.

“This initiative is about growing the game and allowing girls the opportunity to develop their skills, have fun and meet some of our Bay of Plenty Women's High Performance players."

Master Class programme will round off the week on July 17, another new initiative aimed at eight to 12 year olds to gain the best first-hand information/skills from the Bay of Plenty representative players.

Junior Rugby officer Brett Johnson says it is great to build on the traction gained at the term one holiday programme which was at full capacity.

“The future Steamers and future Volcanix who attend always bring a positive energy and the Representative rugby trainers are looking forward to delivering another action packed and fun programme.

“There are two new additions this year which we are really excited about, those being the girls' only day and the Bay of Plenty Rugby Masterclass programme.”

On Tuesday, July 19, and Wednesday, July 20, the Eastern Bay of Plenty holiday programme will take place at Rugby Park, Whakatane.

The boys and girls attending the programme will again be treated to expert coaching from the Bay of Plenty Steamers and representative players' as well as two days full of fun and enjoyment.

In an attempt to attract as many aspiring rugby players in the region as possible, the price has been kept to $25 per day in the Western Bay of Plenty, $20 per day in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and $35 for the Master Class.

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