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
Northern Education and Wellbeing Trust
NRL players doing a course or with an off-field career do not have their contract torn up
NRL clubs are well aware that the players who misbehave off the field are those who don't have a life outside rugby league. They aren't studying. They aren't in training for a career once footie finishes. The clubs also know that they can't afford to have players who get arrested or do silly things after midnight. Player misbehaviour upsets sponsors and ultimately costs the club money, lots of money. Also, when the media picks on one player, the whole team is affected, and the team starts losing.
School is frustrating. We all know that. But if you can keep in the grind at school, NRL clubs see that as a good indicator of mental strength and resilience. Who are they going to recruit - the seventeen year who is still at school, not getting into much trouble, and earning some credits, or the seventeen year old who left school a year ago and doesn't have a job?
Most of our athletes are either in year 12 or 13 at school, or in their first couple of years out of school, although the age range of our athletes goes from 14 to 24.
We are very supportive of athletes who decide to take a gap year (or two) after year 13. This time can be used to decide on the dream career once footie finishes and to obtain the necessary entry qualifications (eg UE or the requirements for an apprenticeship). We would much prefer that athletes relocate to Australia, if they decide to do so, at age 19 rather than 17.
Our dream is to establish, with like-minded people, an 'NRL house' in Auckland where boys contracted to NRL clubs, but not yet ready for Jersey Flegg could stay while their game develops. The athletes at the house would be continuing with education or employment training, and perhaps working part-time. They would also be training like professionals, for several hours five days a week outside team trainings.
Athletes in year 14 or 15 and aged eighteen are entitled to student allowance if they are studying at correspondence school or a polytech/university (and their parental income is below the threshhold). In 2019 the payment is $197 per week for students living at home. This is a good foundation, especially if it is topped up by either a NRL club contract or part-time work one day a week.