Rugby star launches workshop to build youth skills, confidence

DOES your child love playing rugby but needs to develop their skills and confidence?

Now they can learn from the best with international star and Padstow resident Tetera Faulkner offering ‘scrum and attack’ training and workshops at Riverwood Park.
The former Australian Wallaby and NSW Waratahs player who also starred for the Perth Western Force and Melbourne Rebels, says rugby can take you many places.
“I was a very shy boy but have enjoyed a lot of success and now have friends all over the world and it’s all thanks to rugby,” he said.
A true team sport, rugby relies on teammates moving the ball up the field for a score.
Tetera says the team must flow as a single unit with every player prepared to receive the ball and score.
“The same players switch back and forth between offence and defence, so teamwork and communication are crucial,” he said.
Launching his Tetnique workshops only recently, Tetera said word was travelling fast and his coaching talents were now being sought across Sydney and beyond.
“I had a couple of boys from Newcastle attend a workshop earlier this month and now I’ve been approached by a Maitland rugby union club whose young players need developing,” he said.
“Most of the players I train at Riverwood, play for Oatley Rugby which covers the Canterbury Bankstown region.
“The training seems to make a difference straight away, giving kids the confidence to do a lot better after learning the detail in the skill but more importantly, it’s an opportunity for them to have loads of fun.”
To find out more or booking for training, call 0404 065 592.