Richie McCaw's plan to make life easier for young athletes

Richie McCaw's plan to make life easier for young athletes

Right now, Richie McCaw is somewhere in the mountains of the Tasman District taking on the Godzone Adventure Race.

It's the biggest challenge he's taken on since retiring from rugby but it's not the only one.

The former All Blacks captain is also trying to make life easier for young athletes through his iSport charity.

iSport often helps with the small and often overlooked stuff;  $1000 for wakeboarder Anthony East for coaching fees, new paddles for a Waka Ama team of 30 who only had 12 oars and a new basketball hoop for decile one Newfield School.

Along with his former All Blacks buddies Dan Carter and Ali Williams, they want to help budding young athletes in low decile schools and they want your help.

But they don't want your money. They want your unused sports gear.

McCaw knows he was fortunate to grow up with all the support he needed but in his many school visits he has seen kids having to do it much tougher.

So he's come up with a plan. It's simple but it could make a huge difference.

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If you would like to donate any unused sports gear you can drop it into Westpac branches, Jetts gyms or one of our Mediaworks offices nationwide. Collections finish at the end of the April.