News NZRL Performance Camp – Sunday 22nd June 2014

NZRL Performance Camp – Sunday 22nd June 2014

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A BIG THANK You! To everyone who helped out with the RLN Performance Camp.

Over 80 boys put in an awesome effort for a full days worth of training, fitness testing, trails as well as sitting and listening to lectures! Proving that Rugby League is More than Just a Game! Special thanks go to:

• The team at NZRL, Tony Iro, Nadene Conlon, Dean Watkins, Ronni Pereira and Luke Watts.
• Duane Mann from the Warriors
• Jon and Richie from NorthTec who ran the all the fitness testing
• Fraser Haldane from Mitre 10 Mega for cooking over 300 sausages
• Toni Haldane and Chantez Connor for cooking all the boys lunch
• Swords Coaching team – Jim Larkin, Tarei Patuwairua, Mahu Rawiri, Benson Selwyn, Avis Stewart, Willie Dickson, Mark Freeman, Jon Renes, Warren Blackman and Dr Conlin Locke
• To all the RLN Whanau of volunteers who helped get the boys on the field (Parents – coaches you are too numerous to thank!)

You are all simply awesome!

Click here to see more photos in our Gallery, or alternatively, like our Facebook page to see all the photos from the day.

Alex Smits
RLN General Manager

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2014 Adam Blair XIII

2014 Adam Blair XIII

In a sign of how eager teams are to play in the 2015 NorthTec Adam Blair competition, the tournament kicks off today with a hastily rearranged fixture between Okaihau College and Kaitaia College, hosted at Kaitaia (previously scheduled to play on Wednesday).

The NorthTec Adam Blair rugby league college competition starts in the school Term 1, and has done for the past two years. This year, the competition attracts 11 colleges, an increase from last year, with a new combined team called “Kura Hokianga” which is a selection of players from the Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Tonga O Hokianga, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Kaikohe and the Opononi Area schools.

2014 defending champions Kamo High School take on Dargaville High School this Wednesday, playing at Kamo High School. Kick off is 4.30pm.

Rugby League General Manager, Alex Smits, says we are continually excited about the NorthTec Adam Blair competition and how it attracts the schools. It is a fiercely competitive tournament, having had 3 different winners over the past 3 years, Whangarei Boys High School (2011 and 2012), Kaitaia College (2013) and Kamo High School (2014), fighting for the Adam Blair tohunga. Players are also individually competing for a place in the prestigious NorthTec Adam Blair XIII selection, which will have the opportunity to play a Warriors Development team on 28th March at Kaikohe, as part of the RLN Premiership Season Opener.

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