Two New Zealand rugby union coaches will be running a rugby coaching clinic for around 30 PNG rugby union coaches next week (21-25 June), in Port Moresby.
The two coaches are Auckland Blues assistant coach Shane Howarth and Waikato Chiefs assistant coach Craig Stevenson.
“We are looking forward to our first visit to
“Playing team sports is such a positive way to build character in the youth of NZ and in PNG”, the two
The coaching clinic is a result of a request from Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare to
“We’ve heard about the Pikinini Sports programme being run by schools to build social skills as well as sporting skills. It’s a shame that the programme, which includes touch rugby - a very popular sport in New Zealand - will not be underway while we are in PNG but I think we’ll be kept rather busy training 30 provincial and club rugby coaches.”
“We are very pleased to be able to offer this coaching clinic to the PNGRFU,” said Ms Marion Crawshaw New Zealand High Commissioner, “and I’d like to take the opportunity to thank the PNGRFU and