TPTOTA at University of Hawaii, Manoa campus
Aloha nui kakou,
We were lucky enough to go into the Hawaii University, Manoa campus to meet and share kōrero with Coach Tommy, head of strength and conditioning for athletes at HU.
Coach Tommy shared some of his stories and knowledge of working with athletes at the university and the TPTOTA whānau also shared what we do in relation to the revival of traditional Māori games, using haka as a model for health and wellbeing and concepts such as Atuatanga to govern how we train, eat, act etc.
After our kōrero, we let loose on the HU facilities and checked out the Athletes gym, met the Head Football Coach and other coaches from other sporting codes and found our way onto the football field with a ball and had a good time mucking around.
We ended our time at HU Manoa with a big cheer on the field.
Mahalo nui Coach Tommy for sharing your knowledge with us and if you want some players for next season, the boys are waiting or your call. Kia ora anō ki a koe Charly mo tō manaaki i a mātou.