Touch goes back to boost juniors

Monday July 10, 2017 Written by Published in Touch Rugby

Cook Islands Touch Association will start a junior programme next week in a bid to foster development of the sport from the grassroots level.


The association will be conducting a fun touch programme for juniors aged 10 to 16 years on Monday and Friday.

The sessions will be held at the BCI Stadium from 4pm and will be run by Cook Islander Robbie Atatoa, who is currently attending the health conference in Rarotonga and will be on holiday next week.

Atatoa is a former national rep and has also coached the Cook Islands touch team.

Association president Daphne Brown said they were excited with the programme and hoped it will help them unearth future national touch reps.

She said they were looking at making this an annual affair.

“The fun programme is very important for the development of touch and the development of future Cook Islands touch players,” Brown said.

“This is an opportunity to introduce the game to a specific audience or age group, to teach the fundamental skills of the game and having fun at the same time.

“From these sessions, Cook Islands Touch can formulate and grow an annual age group programme.”

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