PlaceMakers takes Crusaders to school!
25 Jul 2017, Community & Sponsorship
PlaceMakers Punt for Prizes competition delivers exciting visit for kids in Christchurch
The kids at St Joseph’s School in Christchurch were in for a real surprise when Crusaders David Havili, Seta Tamanivalu, Pete Samu and coach Aaron Jones arrived at lunch time to take a group of lucky students through a skills and drills session!
Taylor Stirling, whose father Michael won the special visit through PlaceMakers Punt for Prizes, was excited to invite some of her classmates to take part. With the rest of the school watching from the sidelines, Taylor and her friends were put through their paces – from simple ball-handling skills through to a mini ‘King of the Ring’ tackle competition.
The kids on the pitch got up close and personal (and very muddy!) with their Crusaders heroes, and there was a real sense of fun and excitement for those looking on as well.
To cap off the unique experience, everyone received a Crusaders flag and the chance to get autographs from the players!
Taylor thanked the Crusaders and PlaceMakers for bringing the players to her school, and said her favourite part was learning how to tackle her mates!