Once we learned that Prokick was no longer the partner for the Austrialian camp, it was only a matter of time before another was selected.
The new partner with be the University of New South Wales Raiders Gridiron Club to hold the camp on June 3 at the Heatherbrae Reserve. UNSW Raiders coach Paul Manera commented on this opportunity with Michigan coming down there. “It’s just a great opportunity for the kids and for the community, but also for people that don’t even play the sport of American football, it’s a great opportunity for them to learn more about the sport.”
Manera went on to explain more about what this meant to the area. “At the end of the day, with Michigan coming down there it’s to help the players with their skills. It’s not a recruiting mechanism or anything like that,” Manera said, “If there are players down there that want to pursue a pathway to play football in the USA, then it’s their responsibility to obviously contact the respective universities and send them film just like any other kid does in the USA. The purpose of this is not for recruiting, it’s just to help people get better and it’s also to introduce the sport of American football in Australia.”
No details have been released yet about which coaches will attend this camp down under from the Michigan staff.