Tamaki Sports Academy
free metal collectionOur boys provide a free metal collection service to homes and businesses in Auckland - computers, whiteware, roofing iron, metal piping, venetian blinds, batteries, car panels, cars, metal shelving, filing cabinets, machinery, lawnmowers, engines, and so on
ph: 021 263 9800 (vodafone)
117 Gt South Rd, Greenlane
Home Zone, North Shore
The Hub, Botany Downs
mobile home appliance repairs
North Shore: 09 478-3080
City & East: 09 525-0027
City South: 09 634-2350
North West: 09 411-8733
airport collision specialists
32 Rennie Dr, Airport Oaks
Mickey B Fitness
26 Williamson Ave
Northern Education and Wellbeing Trust
You are the man you practice being
Young athletes are exposed to a lot of hypocritical talk about character, values, and culture from adults and clubs whose behaviours are often way different from what they require from athletes. As you close in on an NRL career it all comes to this 'Are you a person the coach wants on his team?'. It doesn't matter how good you are - what do you, the person, bring to the team?
That's a tough question to answer when you are 15, 16, 17. Think about this. Who is your favourite NRL coach? Before you do something a bit doubtful, ask yourself this question 'Would Coach accept this from one of his players?'
And when you know you should be training, but it's cold, or you're tired, or your mates are doing something interesting, ask yourself this question, 'What would Roger do?' The boys who have made it, they know there are young guys coming up behind them hungry for their jersey. Some of them work hard to stay ahead. Some slacken off, because they've made it. Those jerseys are there for the taking by the kid like you that works harder.
Many of our boys have been spoiled by their parents. They can't do their own washing. They have been allowed to drive without a licence. They can't cook a meal for the family. They can't do the housework. If they feel tired, or just don't want to, they are allowed to miss training. They get away with not being on time, or even skipping things like school altogether.
In terms of wellbeing, approximately one-third of our elite athletes return a positive screen for depression, many find it difficult to manage their time, and there are the normal (for at-risk youth) issues around alcohol, recreational drugs, relationships, teenage parenthood, and behaviours that risk attracting police attention. We help athletes develop a plan to address these issues before they become red flags to a professional club or franchise.