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Prepare to Perform-Whakarite Ki Te Mahi school visits a huge hit in Christchurch

Written by Lincoln Jefferson

Warriors Community Foundation took its wellbeing programme Prepare to Perform-Whakarite Ki Te Mahi to Christchurch ahead of the One New Zealand Warriors’ Preseason Challenge clash against Melbourne at Orangetheory Stadium.

Two Rugby League World Cup representatives – Cook Islands international Anthony Gelling and Kiwi Ferns forward Charlotte Scanlan – joined 2023 One New Zealand Warriors squad member Valingi Kepu for a concerted campaign which which saw them connect with hundreds or school pupils.


They were joined by Sanele Aukusitino, who’s in the club’s New South Wales Cup squad this season.

The foundation visited St Thomas of Canterbury School, Hillmorton High School, Te Waka Unua School, Rāwhiti School, Rolleston School, Linwood Avenue School, Casebrook Intermediate School, Rowley School and Haeata Community Campus.

Drawing from the experiences of high-performance athletes, sleep, hydration and nutrition form the cornerstone of everyday wellbeing. The programme is designed to help developing minds and bodies perform at their best, creating skills and wellbeing techniques that last a lifetime.

The Foundation also coordianted the mini-mods at the One New Zealand Warriors v Melbourne Storm game at Orangetheroy stadium which was attended by 12,000 fans.

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