From 29 September – 1 October, IRANZ will hold the inaugural Junior Players Course – our first-ever programme for 11-13 year-old rugby players.
Previously, the Intermediate Players Course was our youngest Player Course option aimed at 13-15 year-old players. However following growing demand from ambitious young players, IRANZ designed a brand-new programme for players under the age of 13 years.
In a “bite-sized” version of our Player Courses designed for older, more developed players – the programme will allow individuals to learn from and brush shoulders with some of the world’s best former players and rugby coaches.
The Course will ultimately provide young players a taste of life as a professional athlete, staying in a ‘camp’ environment, on-site at the Massey Sport & Rugby Institute in Palmerston North.
The Junior Players Course will feature IRANZ Staff Coaches and All Black Sevens stars DJ Forbes and Kurt Baker, as well as former All Black Captain Rodney So’oialo.
Additional IRANZ Staff Coaches are due to be confirmed shortly.