What do you do with 28 teams of fit Sevens players who have a little bit of time to kill in Hamilton? Put them to work volunteering!
This year Volunteering Waikato had the opportunity to help find some fun, community focussed roles for the teams attending the HSBC NZ Sevens to take part in as part of the activities associated with the tournament in January.
Players have been getting busy in a food banks, letting their creativity loose with youth, and sharing some quality time with older community members. Stories have been shared, young people have been inspired and those touched by the kindness of our sporting visitors have some great memories to cherish.
In total, more than 200 players gave a couple of hours of their time to connect with our local community... what an awesome initiative!