Jonathan Mokuena
3 minute read
16 Apr 2022
8:39 am

Easter rugby festivals are awesome, but there needs to be a wider net

Jonathan Mokuena

We need to give all young rugby players a springboard to be able to dream.

Players from King Edward VII School and Queen's College BHS in action during this week's KES Easter Rugby Festival. Picture: Gallo Images

How lucky we are that the Easter rugby festivals are back. I think they’re great events for young players to showcase their skills and for scouts to find the next generation of stars. I have an issue though. What about the young players who are full of talent and potential but don’t attend the schools that get invited to these festivals? What about the kids in the less privileged parts of our country, who have huge potential … where and how are they going to be spotted? The majority of the schools that play at KES and St John’s and...