South Island Rugby League Academy

On Sunday the 31st of January, Kia Piki gave a presentation to a room full of about forty, 15 -16 year old rugby league hopefuls and touched on issues around player welfare – as part of the player development training weekend put on by Canterbury Rugby League Academy.

The message was timely as some of these boys will have already been introduced to the NRL through club scouting programmes. Facing pressures and expectations and how to implement self-care was a big focus for Kia Piki. The boys role played scenarios of intervention if faced with bullying. Great korero to have with these fine young potentials!