#JWC2014 reaches out to children and communities

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Dan Tatham, Tournament Manager said JWC2014 featured rugby players that in only a few years would be household names throughout the world.

- JWC2014 encourages children to see future stars of world rugby with free entry
- Teams taking time out from rugby action to engage with schools and clubs
- Final day of pool play crucial to determining semi-finalists

“It’s not every day that we have the world’s best players in our backyard and that’s why we are providing free entry to children under 14 accompanied by a supervising adult for all games on Tuesday June 10 and Sunday June 15 at QBE Stadium, North Harbour and ECOLight Stadium Pukekohe.

“The list of players to have played in this competition previously is quite incredible so the opportunity to see future All Blacks, English and South African stars in Auckland is a unique opportunity. It would be great to see the stadiums full on Tuesday with kids!"

The offer is valid for up to 4 kids (14 years and under) accompanied by a supervising adult and includes three matches on both Tuesday 10 June and Sunday 15 June (semi-finals).

Legacy events prove a hit with Auckland communities
The #JWC2014 teams are also spending time with children throughout the Auckland region as part of the tournament’s Legacy programme. Playing rippa rugby, hosting aerobic classes and learning basic first aid are some of the many activities the teams have been involved in – and there’s still a full programme of visits in store for the teams before the semi-finals get underway.

Anoushka Dallow, from Beach Haven School hosted the South African and said it was a great privilege for the school to receive a visit from the Baby Boks. “Our students had so much fun with them, but the aerobic dancing was definitely a highlight!”

South Africa team manager Yusuf Jackson said spending time in the community was a highlight of the tournament. “The players were blown away with the reception they’ve received wherever they’ve been– it’s something the whole team will remember.”

Important deciders for final day of #JWC2014 Pool Play
ECOLight Stadium, Pukehohe and QBE Stadium, North Harbour are hosting crucial JWC2014 matches on Tuesday, 10 June which will play a big part in determining who will be in contention for 2014 honours.

New Zealand host Scotland at Pukekohe at 7.35pm in a must-win game for the New Zealanders, while Ireland’s match against Fiji and Wales against France, both at QBE Stadium, North Harbour may help determine the semi-final placings of JWC2014.

Tuesday, 10 June Fixtures

ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe
Australia v Italy, 3.35pm
Samoa v South Africa, 5.35pm
New Zealand v Scotland, 7.35pm

QBE Stadium, North Harbour
Ireland v Fiji, 1.35pm
Wales v France, 3.35pm
England v Argentina, 5.35pm

Remaining schedule of JWC 2014 Legacy events

Monday, 9 June, 10am
School visit to Freeman’s Bay School, 95 Wellington St, Freemans Bay.

Monday, 9 June, 10am
School visit and activities to Northcote College, Kauri Glen Road, Northcote.

Monday, 9 June, 2pm
Christ the King School, 288 Richardson Road

Monday 9 June, 2pm
New Zealand
Nosh Mt Eden, 422 Dominion Road
New Zealand team making lunch (sushi) for Cure Kids children and families

Wednesday, 11 June, 10am
School visit and activities to Kohia Terrace School, Kohia Terrace, Epsom

Wednesday, 11 June, 10am
School visit and activities to Glenfield College, Kaipatiki Road, Glenfield

Wednesday, 11 June, 10am
South Africa
Rangitoto College, 564 east Coast Road

Wednesday, 11 June, 2pm
School visit and activities to Rangitoto College, 564 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay

Wednesday, 11 June, 2pm
School visit and activities to Long Bay College, Ashley Ave, Long Bay

Thursday, 12 June, 10am
School visit to Hillpark School, 57 Grande Vue Road, Manurewa

Thursday, 12 June, 2pm
Sport Auckland event with various local schools held at Roskill Districts Rugby Club, Fearon Park, Akarana Ave, Mt Roskill.

Thursday, 12 June, 2pm
School visit and activities to St Kentigern, 130 Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga, Auckland