- Publish Date
- Thursday, 10 September 2015, 7:18PM
The official All Blacks supporters’ song, “Team Ball Player Thing”, has been released by charity partner Cure Kids featuring an incredible lineup of Kiwis!
Taika Waititi, Lorde, Brooke Fraser, Kimbra, The Naked and Famous, Broods, Savage, Dave Dobbyn, Hollie Smith, Jon Toogood, Julia Deans, Jordan Luck, Jason Kerrison, Dave Baxter and many more collaborated to record the track, with the aim of raising funds to help cure Batten disease and supporting our All Blacks.
The song and video, directed by Taika Waititi, features lyrics inspired by Kiwi kids who offered up advice for the team as they prepare for the UK.
Batten disease is an inherited collection of illnesses affecting the brain with the effects comparable to a child having a combination of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and blindness. New Zealand led research, conducted through the University of Otago and Lincoln University, has been financially supported by Cure Kids and is actively working towards a cure for this disease.