Young local touch rugby enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear that Sport Central are organising a touch rugby camp for Wānaka youth at the local showgrounds next week.
The camp, on Thursday December 19, will be led by former NZ touch coach Grant Milne and assisted by former under-17 mixed NZ representative, Claudia Carruthers, and Meg Breen. Grace Carruthers, a former NZ academy member will also be in attendance, along with Lana Whipp, a former English international.
Grant Milne is known for his positivity and expertise in the game and with Lana Whipp, a physical education teacher at Mount Aspiring College, the quality of the experience will be high. With Meg Breen who has also just been named in the NZ Under 18 sevens rugby team to compete at the World Championships also in attendance, there will be plenty of laughs to be had as well.
There will also be a free course for coaches from 12-1pm. This will be run by Grant Milne. This is a wonderful opportunity for all coaches in Central Otago to gain valuable assistance from a top coach.
The Year 5 to 8 group will be held from 9.30am-12 noon. The Year 9-11 group will be held from 1.00-3.30pm. Participants need to register early as numbers are limited. Cost is $15 per person.