Talofa Lava, from Rugby Plus, in Samoa. We had a beneficial week of networking on the main island of Upolu and our team had the opportunity to connect with a number of different local leaders from various villages; coaches, mentors & ministry leaders. Every leader we met with had similar goals with wanting to see change and empowerment within their local village and within the larger community of Samoa. Each could see how using media, as a tool to bring awareness in particular areas, would really benefit the community as a whole.
Our team ran clinics in the village of Samatau with their local Rugby 7’s team, led by one of the local leaders and his son. We had a great time engaging with them on and off the pitch. These young guys were very hungry for any tips with improving their skills. In the classroom, they took in all they could from the talks given on the importance of being a team player, the value of education, healthy nutrition and the media workshop. The future looks bright for Rugby Plus making an impact in Samoa and we look forward to going back and developing the program even more.
Co-Director of Island Breeze Australia, Jade Baravilala writes:
Our clinic comprising of coaches and staff made their way over to Ovalau, Fiji’s sixth...
RugbyPlus Clinics for youths in rural Fiji and Vanuatu