Story: Children and sport

Boys playing rugby

This newsreel from 1946 shows primary-school boys learning to play rugby, and then covers secondary school games at Christ's College and then Wellington College – the latter probably a game in the Quadrangular Tournament, which was contested annually between Christ's College, Nelson College, Wellington College and Wanganui Collegiate. Also of interest is the haka by schoolboy spectators at the end.

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Reference: Weekly Review 263. National Film Unit, 1946

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Ben Schrader, 'Children and sport - Growth of children’s sport, 1920 to 1969', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2023)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013