As part of the All Blacks’ community work during the Rugby World Cup, they held a community event at the Northern Echo Arena this morning for which we were lucky enough to secure tickets. Our two tag rugby teams went along with Levendale staff. Although the children did not manage to get up close to the All Blacks players, they did receive signed commemorative mini-posters, watched some coaching drills and enjoyed the Q&A on the pitch.
There were some very famous names there today, including Keven Mealamu, Sonny Bill Williams, Sam Whitelock. Liam Messam, Beauden Barrett and Jerome Kaino – a fantastic experience for our children!