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Halberg Manaakitanga Leadership Day

Rutherford College students were selected to attend the Halberg Manaakitangi Leadership Day at Sports Waitakere. Halberg Foundation seeks to grow sporting opportunities for youth with physical disabilities.  This programme is designed to provide information that will help the students to be confident in their ability to be influencers for inclusive sports for all abilities, the students will be connecting with local communities in a kaupapa Māori way.

These students will also be involved in a sports taster day with students with disabilities and will then volunteer at The Halberg Games in October. This is a great honour for the following students.
Brook Pickering
Lincoln Henry
Dayton Henry
Eden Hatalafale
Eliana Brooking
Kingston Ross

Eden Hatafale wrote of her experience – “on Friday, 21 June six Rutherford College students were able to attend the Halberg Foundation leadership programme. It was a day full of inspiring speeches and activities and a mean as kai. The focus on the day was learning how to help kids with physical impairments and help provide them with the same opportunities in sport as others. The leaders talked about looking for what someone can do rather than focusing on what they can’t. This told us that this can be applied to anything in life, not just this programme.
Overall the day was amazing as we had the privilege to meet new people and listen to motivating stories. We all cannot wait to take part in the sports taster day which will be held in August as we help the Halberg vision become a reality.”

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