11 Aug 2006

Former All Black Captain Tana Umaga stresses importance of education

8:13 am on 11 August 2006

The former All Black captain Tana Umaga, says he can't stress enough the importance of a good education.

He made the comments at the Pacifically Wellington concert extravaganza at the Michael Fowler centre last night.

Pacifically Wellington is an annual event sponsored by nine key stakeholders, including police, the New Zealand Institute of Sport and the Ministry of Education to give Pacific youth an insight into career options.

Tana Umaga says while rugby and sport have been important for Pacific youth, it is only a short time goal.

"Its only a like a very small part of your life, whereas if you're educated, you can play rugby thats fine after that you can move on to another career and have it already there so it's all about not putting your eggs in one basket those kind of cliques I suppose."