All Blacks support New Zealand Olympic team with Black Sticks

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The All Blacks will be taking part in a fun, cross-code training session with the Blacks Sticks women's team in Hamilton tomorrow.

The All Blacks will take part in some hockey skills and drills and will be wearing specially-made Olympic-style singlets in a show of support for the New Zealand Olympic team. Several of the singlets will also be signed by the All Blacks and the Black Sticks as a fundraiser for the All Blacks official charity, Cure Kids.

All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw said: "We are right behind our Olympic team and want to wish all the athletes the very best as they get ready for London. All the guys in the All Blacks take a keen interest in other sports, whether it be weightlifting, hockey or athletics, and like the rest of New Zealand, we will be cheering on our team."

The All Blacks often keep an eye on other New Zealand sporting teams as they compete on the world stage. In 2008 the team gathered around a TV before a Test match in Cape Town, South Africa, to cheer on Caroline Meyer and Georgina Earl as they won gold in the women's double scull at the Beijing Olympics.

The Black Sticks women will be heading to Europe next month for a series of Olympic warm-upmatches before the Games open on 27 July.