by NZ CATHOLIC staff
AUCKLAND — Keen 10-year-old rugby players from Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School in Howick tackled a training session with Blues players Sean Polwart and Baden Kerr in Mt Albert on May 28.
Putting the students through their paces, the Blues stars ran a footy practice for the school’s 12 aside inter-school team. The youngsters practised their kicks, passes and learnt tips of the game from their heroes firsthand, at Unitec in Mt Albert.

Sir Graham Henry keeps an eye out for upcoming rugby talent at the Blues training day.

Pupil, Glenn Fromont, said: “It was awesome to get to train with the Blues!” Coaches for the day, Sean Polwart and Baden Kerr, were impressed by the youngsters’ dedication at the training.
“The kids seemed to have a good time at the training and put in a lot of effort, which was great to see,” Polwart said.
The Super Rugby Skills Training day was made possible through PlaceMakers’ official community partnership with the Blues.
Our Lady Star of the Sea tutor Jan Botherway won a promotion at the Pakuranga store, which she transferred to the school.