Youngsters prep for rugby camp

The first Waipā rugby camp for children has already attracted 70 registrations with the promise of more if the smiles on players’ faces on Saturday are anything to go by.

Half time huddle at Cambridge junior rugby on Saturday where coach Wade Kobus puts the emphasis on enjoyment and fun. From left: Anthony Cattle, Brodie Garrett, Noah O’Brien, Stanley Parker, Brodie Kobus, Locke Shaw, Kobus, Viktor Schilov, Will Middlemiss. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

The two-day camp run by RC4Kids at Hautapu Sports Club in Memorial Park next week will involve children from five years of age up and is the first of its type in Cambridge.

Amelia Seath-Boyte is off with the ball while Cooper Wilkinson is in support. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Director of junior rugby Stacey Kobus told The News on Saturday during junior rugby matches at Memorial Park that she and the club were excited about the opportunity.

“This will be an awesome two days for our juniors but also the club and our community.”

Local businesses have come on board with sponsorship to bring the event to life.

“Having an event like this in Cambridge gives our young community an opportunity to engage in an active programme which enhances the love for sport and develops our community.”

The club is still taking registrations for the event which starts on July 18.

Coach Peter Sampson gets his team into a huddle after the full time whistle. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Nothing beats a half time orange at junior rugby. Nikora Kaa-Cooper, Lincoln Meredith and Archie Adler. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Nikora Kaa-Cooper being tackled by Anthony Cattle at Junior Rugby, Hautapu. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Jude Kay and Henry McTamney at Junior Rugby at Hautapu. Photo: Mary Anne Gill

Leamington playing Junior Rugby at Hautapu. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Leamington playing Hautapu at Junior Rugby in Cambridge. Photo: Mary Anne Gill

Archie Adler, Stanley Parker, Riley Brier.

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