Last Friday 8 March the Hurricanes had their first home game of the season! We were given the opportunity to provide young people to form the Guard of Honour as the Canes and Highlanders ran on the field! Our tamariki were so excited, despite the wind and rain! They waved their flags furiously and cheered as the players ran on the field. Our resident artist Jacob Bang designed a Hurricanes inspired Challenge logo, also acknowledging International Women’s Day.
Our partnership with the Hurricanes this season is very exciting and we hope this will lead us to the championship final!
Prior to the game last Friday we also had an opportunity to take young people aged 13-16 from Bishop Viard College, Mana College, Porirua College and Aotea College to Rugby League Park for a 2 hour training session with 3 of the Hurricanes. The young men thoroughly enjoyed their time with the inspiring Ardie Savea, Ben Lam and James Blackwell. The session focused on some skills training, some touch, a tour of the Hurricanes base and some photo ops & signing at the end! The young men left RLP absolutely buzzing, especially when Dane Coles showed up right at the end just in time for some photos! We can’t wait to host the Hurricanes whānau at our whare next time!