Rugby is the winner on the day as boys and girls from the Southern Highlands and Illawarra participate in Camp Waratah. Over 80 junior players from various clubs including the Bowral Blacks and as far away as Gunnedah honed their skills over six hours on the ruck, maul and scrum.
Will Panayi, NSW Rugby Union Development Office for the Illawarra was thrilled with the turn out as the players practiced their drills on a perfect Highlands Autumn day. Junior Blacks co-President Sam Jones emphasised the community support for not only the camp but for the club as a whole, “It is the support by our awesome parents and families that makes this club a supportive and inclusive one and days like this successful”, he said.
At the conclusion of the day Tah Man, the Waratah’s mascot, arrived brandishing his trademark grin and the impressive Super W inaugural trophy won by the NSW Women’s team on the 21st April at Alliance stadium. Whilst Tah Man’s presence was about all about fun and photos he was keen to remind all players of the Waratahs’ values of Respect, Pride, Accountability and Inclusiveness.