Varsity Match and Whale and Dolphin Conservation launch Schools Haka Competition

12 Oct 2018

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

Taking inspiration from the rugby culture of New Zealand, schools are invited to create, film and send in their very own Haka. 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 by Friday 16 November.

Winning schools will be notified by Wednesday 21 November.

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

Download your Schools Teachers Resource Pack here

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 6 December 2018. 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.