Dunedin’s guide for children to Rugby World Cup 2011 in the city will be launched at Port Chalmers School next Tuesday, 2 August.
The guide, produced by Dunedin’s SPIN IT WIDE partners, provides details of the six teams playing in Dunedin and gives information on Otago Stadium and Dunedin’s two SPIN IT WIDE ambassadors – John Leslie and Kees Meeuws. It also contains a match draw so that children can fill in the results of matches as the Tournament unfolds.
Both John and Kees will be present to launch the 12-page booklet, along with guide sponsor ANZ.
Schools have already received the RWC 2011 Activity Booklet nationally, which has been designed to work with the curriculum. Dunedin’s guide can be used in class, or sent home with children as a keepsake.
Children will also each receive a temporary tattoo of Dunedin rugby character ‘Lachie Scrummage’, who features in the booklet.
DCC Rugby World Cup 2011 Co-ordinator, Kim Newman, says the booklet is a fun and informative way to involve Dunedin children in the Tournament. “It’s not every day the world’s third largest sporting event lands in your backyard, so we know children will be excited about it, and this is designed as a colourful magazine to keep and say, ‘I was there’.”