The South African Rugby Union (SARU) and leading educational publishers Pearson today announced the launch of a unique publication to take the game even closer to children.
“Play Rugby” is a brand new book aimed at children to teach them the joys of playing rugby safely from a young age. It stars Bokkie and and is fully endorsed by SARU. An Afrikaans-language version called “Speel Rugby” is also available.
What BlitzBokke.com likes about the project is that it also instills the safety-aspect of rugby at an early age.
Dr Wayne Viljoen, manager of BokSmart, SARU’s rugby safety programme agrees. “The book not only brings to the fore the fun aspect of rugby, but also provides children with some valuable safety tips.” said Viljoen.
The result is a beautifully designed full-colour 80 page book is perfect for 8 to 14 year-olds and for anybody who needs to brush up on any aspect of the game. The book contains everything you need to know to become a rugby star. Readers can:
• find out how the field works, what happens behind the scenes and what rules and laws they need to know;
• read about their favourite competitions, teams and heroes and study all the latest statistics;
• find out how to warm up and play safe and be healthy players;
• follow the step-by-step instructions to learn to kick, catch, pass and tackle just like their rugby heroes.
“Play Rugby” is written by Andy Colquhoun (pictured above) General Manager of Corporate Affairs SARU. The introduction is written by John Smit and many other famous South African players are featured in the pages with the stories of how their rugby careers started and developed.
The book also features action photographs, Bokkie cartoons, activities, quizzes and a bonus DVD containing SARU’s Bokkie animations and a 10 minute clip showing how Bokkie was created.
“Play Rugby” and “Speel Rugby” are available at all leading bookshops and online. If you can’t find a copy in store, contact Pearson Customer Services at 021 5326009.
Play Rugby (ISBN: 9781775781493) Recommended Retail Price: R119.95
Speel Rugby (ISBN: 9781775782711) Recommended Retail Price: R119.95
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