Roger Tuivasa-Sheck at his old school in Mayfield

Date: 20/6/17 (photo Credit William Booth / )

New Zealand representative Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is supporting Rugby League World Cup 2017’s call for teachers to put their students in the draw for a once in a lifetime opportunity by registering for the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) Education Resource.

Classes that register for the nationally available RLWC2017 Education Resource before 7 July 2017 go into the draw to “Walk Out With The World’s Best” rugby league players at a RLWC2017 match in New Zealand.

During a visit this morning to his former school, Mayfield Primary, Tuivasa-Sheck spoke of his excitement that students had the chance to experience what the players do when walking out in front of a passionate crowd during the sport’s major international event, the Rugby League World Cup.

“What an amazing opportunity this competition offers, to have the chance to walk out with us and the other teams playing in New Zealand during this year’s Rugby League World Cup,” he added.

“It’s simple for teachers across the country to register for the Rugby League World Cup 2017 Education Resource and put their class in with the chance to be part of something very special.”

Tuivasa-Sheck also saw the first-hand benefits of the RLWC2017 Education Resource after taking part in activities with the students at Mayfield.

“I wish there were similar initiatives like this when I was at school. The Rugby League World Cup 2017 Education Resource is a great way for kids to learn about a range of relevant topics using rugby league inspired activities, including different countries and cultures,” he said.

The RLWC2017 Education Resource, developed in conjunction with the New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL), is a great classroom tool for primary and intermediate students.

The Resource, which is based on material from both the men’s and women’s Rugby League World Cups, includes engaging classroom ideas that can be used across all sections of the curriculum – mathematics, english, social sciences, art, health and physical education.

RLWC2017 General Manager New Zealand Operations Andrea Nelson said: “We’re delighted that Rugby League in general is being used as an educational tool across the country through the Rugby League World Cup 2017 Education Resource.

“We’re also really excited that primary school aged children across New Zealand will have the chance of being part of the sport’s leading international event and we hope even more teachers will register for this Education Resource before the July deadline, giving their students the opportunity to be part of this unique competition.”

For more information on the Rugby League World Cup 2017 Education Resource or to register, click here.