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Pulse players add their weight to fund-raising efforts

Photo: PhotoWellington

Doing their bit to help those affected in the Netball Central Zone, Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse will hold a flood-relief fundraiser at Ākau Tangi Sports Centre, in Kilbirnie, Wellington, on Thursday, March 23.

Many of the Central Zone whānau bore the brunt of the devastation caused by Cyclone Gabrielle, which includes Hawke’s Bay and Wairoa, and the Pulse are keen to add their support for those in need.

The team and coaches will run coaching clinics for young netballers on Thursday from 4 – 5.30pm to support the relief efforts in the hard-hit east coast areas of Ngāti Kahungunu and Te Tairāwhiti. Entry will be a koha (whatever donation people want to make).

``In the aftermath of the devastation, we thought about what skill do we have and what could we offer,’’ Pulse coach Yvette McCausland-Durie said. ``We can’t get there (to the affected areas), so it was just thinking about how we could contribute with the skills that we have.’’

Thursday is a schedule day off for the Pulse players but they jumped at the opportunity to offer their support and contribute in a meaningful way.

``We’re hoping we’ll have some of the Hurricanes players there as well,’’ McCausland-Durie said. ``And we welcome everyone to come along. They don’t need to want to learn any netball skills but if they want to have that opportunity to contribute, this is what it’s all about.’’

There will be Silver Ferns and Central Pulse signed training gear and raffle prizes on offer while Wellington businesses have donated vouchers.

Netball Central’s principal partner Te Wānanga o Raukawa, who hosted all six ANZ Premiership teams in their annual pre-season tournament over the weekend, have announced they are donating $10,000 to the flood relief efforts.


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