Life is what you make it with Weet-Bixs’ new Dare To Dream Collector Cards. The All Black rugby legends aim to inspire young kiwis to have a little imagination and dream big. The Weet-Bix Collector Cards contain stories that are perfect to be shared around the Breakfast table, proving that you don’t need a lot to achieve your dreams. Just a little imagination and determination.
All Black, Israel Dagg is proof that you don’t need the latest sporting gear to live your dreams. “One of the best things we used for a rugby ball was my brother’s girlfriend’s fluffy rabbit slipper. That slipper became the centre of hundreds of exciting and fierce backyard test matches – even when we did eventually find our rugby ball!” he explained. “The pink rabbit slipper is proof that as kids you don’t need all the latest gear to succeed and achieve your dreams – you just need a big imagination,” Dagg said. “We didn’t have all the fancy equipment but that didn’t stop us, it taught us to make the most of what we had. The slipper was soft on the foot, went pretty far and didn’t smash any windows – which also kept Mum happy!” he continued.
It’s bizarre to think that a kid who played rugby with a pink fluffy rabbit slipper in his backyard grew up to be the All Black he is today. It’s the exact reason why Weet-Bix’s Dare To Dream Collector Cards gives kids the chance to take their dreams to the next level.
Weet-Bix has been one of New Zealand’s favourite breakfasts for generations now. Premium quality cards will be included in selected packs telling the stories of individual All Blacks and how they did anything they could with what they had to reach their full potential.
All Black, Ryan Crotty spent his time as a ball boy for the Canterbury Rugby team where he was gifted a pair of Andrew Mehrtens socks and a kicking tee. Crotty said, “I was so chuffed to be picked as a ball boy and get to see my heroes up close every week – then to be given Andrew Mehrtens’ socks, I thought I was the luckiest kid alive.”
“I wore those socks to every training and would spend hours practicing my goal kicking with my prized socks on, pretending I was Andrew Mehrtens. I practiced so much in those socks that they eventually had no feet left in them!” he continued.
Crotty new he wanted to be an All Black since he was seven years old. If it wasn’t for the support of his Mum and Dad he wouldn’t be in the position he is in today. They were his role models.
Crotty said, “There’ll inevitably be people along the way who’ll laugh at you and tell you you’re too small, or not good enough, or you can’t do it – but if you believe in yourself and work hard at those dreams, anything is possible.” He continues “It is so important to have dreams and goals and inspirations – and these are also essential things for us to pass on to younger generations, which is why Weet-Bix Dare to Dream is such a great initiative.”