Strengthening Sport and Community
JUNIOR ALL BLACKS RUGBY
The Junior All Blacks (JAB) based in Twizel are part of the Mackenzie Rugby Club. The group is run by a dedicated club of local parents and some equally dedicated and enthusiastic players.
The teams play every Saturday and travel to Fairlie for the first half of the season to play, and to various hosting towns around South Canterbury in the latter half of the season. Fuel vouchers are available for parents driving the players and the use of the Twizel Area School van is offered as well for travel to the games.
In previous years, Twizel has had enough players for their own team, playing in the South Canterbury draw. This year, the kids of Twizel are playing for Mackenzie Rugby Club, with the Under 8s playing ripper rugby and the older kids playing tackle rugby.
With new grass recently sown on the Twizel Sports Field and new rugby equipment and and scrum machine for practicing, Twizel JAB will continue to grow.