SESNZ’s Chair, University of Canterbury Lecturer Professor Nick Draper is leading a study around the design of headgear and what we can do to make it safer for our players.

Nick will be working with Waihora Rugby Football Club‘s Under 16 Boys team and Prebbleton Rugby Football Club‘s U17 Royals Girls team during the season, There will be a team at trainings and games to collect data for the Study.

There is always a cost attached to this kind of research and Canterbury Medical Research Foundation have set up an auction to help raise funds for this study and are hoping to raise $110,000.

So if you are a bit of a wine connoisseur, or need a piece of art for a wall check out for the list of items in the auction.

If you wish to bid head to