Edition Seven I COACHES CORNER

1.  In terms of playing rugby, you have been around the world. Which club did you find the most fascinating to play for? Galashiels, Scotland 96/97 season. Having not played, much senior rugby previously (just finished my U/19 – 21 season) I walked straight into a “professional” club environment, where rugby is religion with a fanatic local fan base. Gala Rugby Football Club based in the Scottish Borders was founded in 1875 with a rich Continue Reading

Edition Six I COACHES CORNER

1.  Flash, tell us more about your current occupation. What do you do and what sport do you look after? I’m a High School Mathematics and IsiZulu teacher at HeronBridge College. I am also a Schoolboy Rugby coach. 2.  HeronBridge offers a variety of sport. How well placed is rugby at the College? HeronBridge College offers several sporting codes which are all taken seriously, rugby is enjoyed at the College, you can clearly see the Continue Reading

Edition Four I COACHES CORNER

  1.  You studied at the University of Johannesburg completing a BCom in Sports Management and Marketing. Would you say that all the studying is paying off? UJ is on the forefront of sport administration at a tertiary level in South Africa and their BCom degree most definitely is one of the strongest programs on offer at the moment. I learnt a great deal about the theoretical aspect of managing sport from my time at Continue Reading

Edition Three I COACHES CORNER

1.  Dauw, you have always been passionate about rugby. Do you feel the idea behind coaching players goes beyond just playing the game? Most DEFINITELY!!! You are not just a rugby coach, but a life coach as well. Players when they trust you and feel free to share personal problems with you, you must know what to do in those situations. Sometimes if personal not too get too involved and say to much to your Continue Reading

Edition Two I COACHES CORNER

  1. If you could reflect on the past couple of rugby seasons Hillcrest High School has had, would you say that you are satisfied with the growth and are you looking forward to what can be achieved in the coming years? The most satisfying thing for me was that I could add value to the jersey and to make the boys believe that they good win games. I look forward to growing rugby in Continue Reading