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Youth prepare for rugby camp

The first Waipā rugby camp for children has attracted 70 registrations so far and judging by the smiles on the players’ faces on Saturday, there are promises to be even more.

Half-time meeting at Cambridge junior rugby on Saturday, with coach Wade Kobus emphasising fun and enjoyment. Left to right: 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 be for children aged five and above and is the first of its kind in Cambridge.

Cooper Wilkinson provides support as Amelia Seath-Boyte goes out with the ball. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Speaking to The News during Saturday’s junior rugby matches at Memorial Park, director of junior rugby Stacey Kobus said she and the club were excited about the opportunity.

“This will be a fantastic two days for our lads, our club and our community.”

Local businesses provided sponsorship support to make the event possible.

“Holding an event like this in Cambridge gives our young community the opportunity to take part in an active program that fosters a love of sport and improves our community.”

The club is still accepting registrations for the event, which will start on July 18th.

Coach Peter Sampson gathers his team together after the final whistle. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

There’s nothing better than half-time orange in junior rugby. Nikora Kaa-Cooper, Lincoln Meredith and Archie Adler. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Nikora Kaa-Cooper is caught by Anthony Cattle in Junior Rugby, Hautapu. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

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

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

Leamington plays with Hautapu in Junior Rugby in Cambridge. Photo: Mary Anne Gill

Archie Adler, Stanley Parker, Riley Brier.