Highlanders help Central Otago juniors
Hundreds of junior rugby players got a sweat up learning tips from three Highlanders players at a training session in Cromwell.
Sam Anderson-Heather, Nasi Manu and Mark Reddish held a training session with U13 grade players from around the Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes regions on Friday as part of a Stirling Sports Super Skills Session.
Stirling Sports co-owner Vikki Dardis said it was ‘‘awesome’’ to have players of that calibre helping train the junior players.
‘‘We don’t often get the players to the region during the season because of their schedule.’’
Sam Anderson-Heather said hismumwent to school at Dunstan so he always enjoyed coming to the region. ‘‘I’m excited to be here.’’ ◗ Confidential photos P10 Highlanders’ hooker Sam Anderson-Heather leads a warmup at
the Cromwell rugby grounds with U13 grade
players from around the region.
Maniototo Maggots player Leon Olsen fends off Upper Clutha A player George Gilchrist, supported by team
member Shaun McCarroll, during the
White Horse Cup match in Ranfurly on Saturday. Maniototo
were able to hold onto the cup with a
strong win over Upper Clutha, the final score being 32
to five. It was the fourth defence the team has had. The win also meant the team was unbeaten at the end of the round. Photo: Supplied/Jan
Highlanders co-captain and No 8 Nasi Manu gives some U13 grade players some training tips at a Stirling Sports Super Skills Session at Cromwell. Photos: Jo McKenzieMcLean