By Sports Reporter/Doha
Doha RFC (DRFC) is set to play host to two Haka Rugby Global camps in April for children, boys and girls, between the ages of 8 and 18.
The three-day camps, which are coming to the Middle East for the first time, will be led by founders Regan Sue and Troy Nathan, and are designed to showcase the best of New Zealand rugby, as well as Maori culture.
DRFC’s director of Rugby Brook Tremayne said, “We are delighted to welcome Haka Rugby Global to Doha – and the Middle East – for the first time. Rugby is a growing sport in Qatar, and this represents a unique opportunity to help continue developing it at a grassroots level. The camps will work on a range of skills and techniques, as well as offer fun and educational team building activities, so we really want to encourage members of the community to sign up.”
Sue, founder and ex-professional rugby player, said, “Our vision is to use Maori culture and sport as a tool to create future leaders, as the main focus of Haka Rugby Global is to help develop young men and women.”
Sue added: “We chose Qatar specifically as we believe that we can help grow, what already has over the last few years become, an increasingly popular sport in the region. It is also a chance for us to learn more about the country, and about the culture. This will be a wonderful learning experience for both us and the players.”
Haka Rugby Global was founded in 2016 and, alongside the camps, it runs an international academy and specialises in rugby recruitment. This year, it will host 50 camps in 22 countries, reaching over 40,000 children.
The camps, which are open to registration, will take place from 17 – 19 April and from 20 – 22 April at DRFC, and is open to all abilities.
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