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Laureus Foundation Day of Sport

November 6, 2018

Friday November 2nd the Laureus Foundation in New Orleans held an event for school children called Day of Sport. Louisiana Rugby and NOLA Gold sent a representative out to give children an opportunity to learn about rugby and participate in some drills. Taylor Howden and Nicole Brown from the New Orleans Half-moons were there running the kids through some fun exercises.

 

The event comprised of 8 different stations including soccer, rowing, meditation, rugby and more.  Students rotated between stations and in that time, our rugby station saw around 90 kids between the ages of 10-16 with approx a 50% split of male to female participants. On the final rotation we had approx 20 kids come back to our station for a second time.

 

Our rugby exercise was geared toward evasion with the ball in hand, staying calm under pressure and paying attention/being ready! Children were split into two even groups and numbered off from 1 to finish in each group. Group 1 stood opposite group 2 with a 15x15 meter grid in between them and Nicole or Taylor would call out a number and two kids with that number would run around their respective markers and meet in the middle for 1vs1. The kids had an amazing morning - all the feedback I got was very positive!

 

Thank you to Laureus for hosting #SportForGood and inviting Louisiana Rugby to be a part of it.  

 

 

 

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