Train­ing ses­sion for po­ten­tial Mag­pies

Bush Telegraph - - Focus On Dannevirke -

Hawke’s Bay rugby came to Dan­nevirke in the school hol­i­days on April 24 when cur­rent and po­ten­tial Mag­pie play­ers held a train­ing ses­sion for 60 play­ers.

It was a rugby pro­mo­tion by Hawke’s Bay Rugby, with coach­ing ses­sions in Wairoa, Napier, Hast­ings, Waipuku­rau and Dan­nevirke.

Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer Rugby Ma­son Emer­son says it was awesome work­ing with coun­try kids, who lis­tened. The fo­cus was on fun while teach­ing the ba­sics — catch­ing, pass­ing, tack­ling, win­ning the break­down. Ses­sions fo­cused on each skill in­ter­spersed with fun events like two-touch rugby.

“The big pic­ture is kids en­joy­ing rugby,” said Ma­son.

Dan­nevirke ju­nior rugby got un­der­way on May 5. There are three se­nior sides, four un­der 11years teams, seven midgets and eight rip­pers.

KEANU Kereru-Symes fresh from the cham­pion Hast­ings Boys High School 1st XV last year, su­per­vises some twotouch rugby with the ju­niors.

ELLERY Wil­son and Ma­son Emer­son cook up some sausages for the player’s lunch.

HB hooker Ja­cob Devry gets in­volved with the se­niors.

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