Rangitane Thompson “Ekea te puhitaioreore.” During the last school holidays, Rangitane was invited to attend Touch New Zealand’s National Youth Academy alongside 70 of the country’s most promising boys and girls.

The academy was held in Rotorua over four days. While there, Rangitane received coaching on all aspects of the game from some of New Zealand’s top touch coaches. He gained a lot from the experience and will continue his development in the game. Rangitane would like to give a big thank you to Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke for their support which helped make it possible for him to attend the academy. [Read more…]