All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns Sevens Coaches will be stepping out of their comfort zone next month as they take part in the annual Dingle Foundation Drop Your Boss fundraiser.
Clark Laidlaw and Cory Sweeney will take part in a skydive in Tauranga, while Allan Bunting will join other business leaders to jump off the Sky Tower on 18 November.
It’s all in the name of fundraising, as New Zealand Rugby’s official charity partner The Dingle Foundation raise money for their community programmes.
The Dingle Foundation aims to inspire all school-age New Zealand children to reach their full potential through programmes that help build self-esteem, promote good values and which teach valuable life, education, and health skills.
Black Ferns Sevens Co-Coach Allan Bunting said he and his fellow coaches all believed it was a great initiative to get behind.
“I know for me; heights are my biggest fear. I struggle with flying and get nervous even thinking about going up the Sky Tower but I am willing to go and face that fear because that is where you get the most growth.
“I have a gang of young people in my family and I know the struggles and challenges they can face in life, so this is an incredibly worthy cause to be involved with,” said Bunting.
This is the fifth year Dingle Foundation has run the Drop Your Boss fundraiser, with more than 100 leaders taking part to raise money for operations.