The All Blacks in Milan

The All Blacks are betting on Italy. The New Zealand federation has chosen Rugby Milan to organize the 2019 Clinic, the only Italian stop on this training campus dedicated to young rugby players, boys and girls between 14 and 18 years old. The All Blacks Clinic is an event of extraordinary technical and educational value, an opportunity not to be missed for only 100 boys. The countdown has begun and will be open at 10 am on May 20.
The format includes five days of activities, from August 25th to 30th 2019 with an all-inclusive residential form in a 4-star hotel, 12 sessions of field training and 10 classroom sessions, a real "full immersion" in rugby culture that has made New Zealanders to reference and an icon not only to sport. To support the event, as always, the historic partners of New Zealand Rugby, Adidas and AIG, which are supported by the Fiera Milano, Banco BPM and Sinapto 'local sponsors.

The staff will consist of four "Elite NZR Coachers", including two All Blacks players: Anthony Tuitavake (center, 6 appearances for the All Blacks, Top 12 with Racing 92 from 2016) and Norm Maxwell (second line of the Crusaders, 36 presences with the All Blacks).

The GB Curioni Sports Center, on the shores of the Idroscalo (a stone's throw from Linate airport) will offer the ideal setting for this unique event thanks to a cutting-edge synthetic field, training pitches, two equipped gyms and the Club House. Rugby Milan will support the All Blacks by providing a technical staff by the Italian Federation, bilingual and second staff specifically aimed at guaranteeing full 24h assistance to registered boys and girls.

At the end of the clinic, Friday, August 30, there will be a ceremony open to the families of the participants in which the boys and girls will perform the Haka.

“The All Blacks Clinics are a great way to build strong bonds between our two rugby communities and to support the growth of our sport. Our coaches have the privilege of sharing some of the knowledge and experience that have contributed to making the All Blacks a team known throughout the world. Said the All Blacks Clinics will help promote athletes improve and prosper along their path in rugby and life " said Nigel Cass, All Blacks chief rugby officer.

"I can't wait to share my experience with All Blacks Clinic in Milan in August. It will be a great opportunity to share the spirit and abilities of the All Blacks with young Italians " added Norm Maxwell, athlete and coach.

"We are proud, once again, to carry out unique and very valuable training models. The fact that New Zealand Rugby has chosen Rugby Milan as its partner is a source of great pride and represents the first chapter of a journey that we hope will last over time, in perfect harmony with the educational and training meanings of this extraordinary sport commented Sergio Carnovali, president of Rugby Milan.

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