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17 October 2018

Win Tickets To Oxford Vs Cambridge Rugby Match

WDC has teamed up with The Varsity Match (the famous Oxford University vs Cambridge University rugby match) as an official charity partner to raise awareness of our global campaign to save the New Zealand dolphin from extinction and to help tackle the urgent issue of ocean plastic pollution.

New Zealand dolphin

The New Zealand dolphin population is in serious trouble. Fishing nets kill 110 to 150 of them every year. Maybe even more. This death-rate is enough to wipe them out forever.

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 in a live grand final! The winners will then make their way to the famous Twickenham pitch to welcome the men’s teams back 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 by Friday 16 November.
Winning schools will be notified by Wednesday, 21 November.

The five schools selected by our panel of judges as doing the best Haka will win a free trip to The Varsity Match for up to 20 pupils and staff (in total).

Download the teaching resources overview here.

Terms and Conditions of entering the competition
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.

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