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U18 Māori Rugby Camps

New Zealand Rugby hosts programmes and upskilling weekends for young Māori players across the calendar year.

These programmes are designed to develop and encourage young Māori to be proud of who they are, lead awesome lives and to follow their dreams and aspirations.

The camps encourage participants to take a look at their life and ask important questions that will help them make positive future decisions (for example, Who are you, Who do you represent, Where are you from, Where are you heading, What support do you have and What support do you need?).

The camps utilise rugby skills such to reinforce life lessons within kaupapa Māori:

  • Catch and pass drills to teach focus, adding value, aiming for and hitting targets
  • Contact drills to teach support, attack, drive, perseverance and never giving up
  • Defence drills to teach alignment, courage, back each other up and facing challenges
  • Fun games to teach teamwork, unity, helping each other and commitment.

Upcoming U18 Māori Rugby Camps

Maori under 18s

Central Regions - Te Tini A Maui Camp

Dates: Friday 23rd April - Sunday 25th April
Venue: Tu Toa Marae, Palmerston North

Registrations have now closed.

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Northern Region - Te Hiku o Te Ika Camp

Dates: Friday 30th April - Sunday 2nd May
Venue: Te Kauri Marae & Kaitumtumu Marae, Huntly

Registrations have now closed.