VARSITY MATCH AND WHALE AND DOLPHIN CONSERVATION LAUNCH SCHOOLS HAKA COMPETITION

20 Oct 2019

WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation has joined forces for the second year with The Varsity Match as an Official Charity Partner. The charity aims to raise awareness of its global campaign to save New Zealand dolphins from extinction and to tackle the urgent issue of ocean plastic pollution.

After the success of the competition last year, schools are once again invited to create, film and send in their very own Haka, taking inspiration from the rugby culture of New Zealand. Five lucky schools will be selected to perform their Haka at Twickenham and the winning school will be decided at The Varsity Match. The winners will then welcome the men’s teams back onto the Twickenham pitch for the second half.

How to enter

Film your ‘Save the New Zealand Dolphin’ themed-Haka
Maximum 20 participants, 120 seconds duration, MP4 format
Send your video and contact details (Name of School, Team Name, Teacher’s Name) via WeTransfer or DropBox to events@whales.org.
Winning schools will be notified and sent more information for match day week commencing 3rd December.

Five schools will win a free trip to The Varsity Match for up to 20 pupils and staff (in total).

Click here for more information for schools.

Terms and Conditions

We will not accept entries after deadline. The panel’s decision is final. Finalists must be available and able to make their own way to Twickenham for Match Day on 12 December 2019. Only one entry per group/class/team. Finalists will receive free tickets (maximum 20) to the Varsity Match; any tickets bought already will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 20. No cash alternatives will be offered. The winners may be required to take part in media activity relating to the competition. Once submitted, video entries may be used for promotional purposes on social media. Teachers/coaches should obtain parental permission prior to submitting video. Whale and Dolphin Conservation and the Varsity Match Company will not share your details with any third party.