Rugby Posts for Papakowhai School

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Papakowhai School are set to receive a set of rugby posts this Friday.

The school will benefit from a partnership between Porirua City Council (PCC) and Wellington Rugby (WRFU).

PCC have renovated a set of posts to a near new standard which will see them stand for years to come at the school. As well as the posts, WRFU will provide training equipment to promote the sport in the school and wider community.

WRFU Head of Community Rugby Will Caccia-Birch said, “we think this is a terrific initiative and thank PCC for their support in donating the posts and for taking the time out of their busy schedule to install them.

This is one of a number of community initiatives we will be introducing ahead of the 2020 season to increase our engagement across the Wellington region.”

Porirua City Council Acting Parks Manager Julia Bates said being able to partner up with the school and WRFU to deliver this made sense on a number of levels.

“This was something we’re really happy to be involved with, if it gives kids at Papakowhai School the impetus to tear around and be active.”

The posts will be erected this Friday by Council staff and will be immediately utilised by several classes who will participate in Quick Rip (rippa rugby) matches.