New Zealand Haka Rugby Camp Comes to Consett
A World Class Haka Rugby Camp is coming to Consett this May and June.
The camp is touring the World in 2017 and will be visiting 22 countries, with 40-50 camps, and 4500-5000 people taking part globally.
Consett will host the Haka Rugby Camps for girls and boys aged 6 – 18.
The camp will teach rugby skills, team building, hand to eye co-ordination, and there will also be a emphasis on Maori cultural values.
With haka and songs the camp will visit clubs around the world, all coaches are Kiwi and will provide quality of coaching in 40+ camps in 2017.
Learn the haka and share the energy, their aim is to use their culture to create future leaders.
We interviewed Troy Nathan, a current professional rugby player/assistant coach and Regan Sue, an ex-professional rugby player now professional coach, who share a love of rugby and the Maori Culture.
They believe, through their professional experience and knowledge of rugby that they offer the perfect environment for players to learn, grow and thrive in Rugby.
Tell us about the Rugby Camp you’re bringing to Consett?
Our camps start off with a Powhiri, welcoming the children and their parents to the camp. Throughout the week 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.
Our camps will provide a rugby experience to enhance player’s basic rugby skills, and skills over and above their regular team training, while being 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 welcome, this camp will benefit any child taking part in sports team play of every code, particularly ball/fitness skills and team play.
Other skills include:
- Hand-eye coordination
- Balance and spatial awareness
- Speed, fitness and strength
- Safe tackling techniques
- Ruck Defence
- Tackle ball & post tackle
Additional focus will be on topics such as nutrition and good food choices, strength and conditioning and injury prevention, as well as sprint and cross training.
All participants will receive a HRG black training tee, HRG white training tee, HRG black training shorts and a HRG boot bag.
Lunch and snacks will be catered each day, and an H2O hydration and sunscreen station will be provided. Participants with specific dietary requirements OR allergies must let us know so we can give them a separate menu, but feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss requirements and we will assist where possible.
For the first camp 29 – 31 May we will be having coach/special guest ex-All Black Sam Tuitupou, who is currently playing for Sale Sharks.