Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Waratahs in the Valley

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Waratahs in the Valley

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RUGBY UNION: The future of the NSW Waratahs might have been uncovered on a South Grafton rugby field this week after the club brought its Camp Waratahs holiday camp to the Clarence Valley.

Almost 40 schoolchildren descended on the Hay St rugby fields on Wednesday to learn how to "train like a 'Tah'".

Kids were put through coaching drills endorsed by Waratahs coach Darryl Gibson and high performance manager Matt Everard before then putting those lessons into action with friendly games of rugby to close out the day.

But it was a special visit from Waratahs superhero TahMan that put the smiles on faces.

NSW Rugby North Coast development officer Tom Davidson, who ran the camp, said it was a great opportunity to deliver high-quality coaching to children in the bush.

"We really enjoy bringing (the camps) to the regional communities," he said. "We try and move them around as much as we can and get to as many kids as we possibly can.

"We want to give the kids the experience of what it is like to be coached by a Waratah. …

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