A passionate Haka performance for the All Blacks

Members of the Together Academy performing the Haka!

A passionate Haka performance for the All Blacks

Members of an Irish Down Syndrome group performed a passionate Haka for the All Blacks prior to their test in Dublin last Saturday.

The All Blacks accepted the challenge and it was especially poignant for the Barrett brothers who have a Down Syndrome sister and who accepted gifts & fist bumps on behalf of the team.

The Haka was organised by The Together Academy who provide employment opportunities for Irish adults with Down Syndrome.

The All Blacks responded to the challenge on social media: “Thanks to The Together Academy for an awesome haka.”

The Academy’s Theresa Coveney said on Facebook: “UNLEARN. Whatever preconceptions you have, whatever you think right now. Unlearn. Our young adults are about to blow you away.”

And they did!

Sport at its finest.


Source: All Blacks TV


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Patrick Skene is a founder and Chief Creative Officer of Cultural Pulse. Patrick works with over 100 communities and creates compelling content for clients to engage with them. He is a storyteller, marketer, writer and author of ‘The Big O, The Life & Times of Olsen Filipaina‘ which has gone into reprint. His stories on the intersection of sport, history and culture have been published by The Guardian Australia, the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and Inside Sport. He is currently the proud coach of the Rockdale Raiders Under 8B1’s football team.