Rugby League Roadshow generates interest among juniors
A promotion for rugby league in Gisborne has done the trick, with about 80 youngsters registering their interest in playing the sport.
Gisborne Tairawhiti Rugby League district co-ordinator Ally Tamihere said the organisation planned to run a mini-competition for children during the second or third school term this year.
Rugby league had the attention of children and their whanau on Thursday when the Sky Sport Rugby League Roadshow came to town.
Former New Zealand Warriors player Ali Lauiti'iti and several players from the women's Warriors team were at Gisborne Soundshell on Waitangi Day and youngsters had the chance to pick up skills, take part in activities and take home posters.
“There was a good crowd there, especially in the heat,” Tamihere said.
The roadshow linked up with the Waitangi Whanau Day Out event, which featured performers such as Scribe, Louis Baker and Bella Kalolo.
Te Runanga o Turanganui a Kiwa and East Coast Music organised the Waitangi Whanau Day Out.