SKRUM Volunteer Ollie DruceThe SKRUM Programme welcomed its latest volunteer this week. Ollie Druce will be in the Kingdom for four weeks. Ollie will be working with SKRUM and also assisting with the Schools Rugby Development Programme.

Bhubezi at a training sessionBhubezi are ready and waiting for the UK. This is according to the new Bhubezi coach Mdumiseni Sibanyoni. Sibanyoni first thank SKRUM for making the trip to the UK possible. "I would like to thank Head of Coaching & Dvelopment Michael Dos Santos for trusting me to coach the team. It is truly ans honour.

The Vondo's with the August Seven7's trophyThe Vondo's from Malkerns have won the first of the 2015/2016 Seven7's tournaments. The August Seven7's was played at the Ezulwini Sports Field.

Tom Counsell, Lolly Bailey & Will CounsellThe three SKRUM Volunteers Lolly Bailey, Tom and Will Counsell who have working with the Swazi U/16's & U/19's sides hav left Swaziland today.

Bhubezi the team from Esitjeni Primary in Lobamba received their Swazi international passports and UK visa's today. SRU Head of Coach & Development, Michael Dos Santos said "With all the paperwork out of the way, we can now fully concentrate on getting the team prepared for the Touraid Festival of Rugby. We wouldlike to thank everyone at the Ministry of Sport and Home Affairs for their help and assistance in getting the passports"

SKRUM Volunteer Ana ParkerAnna Parker a volunteer with the SKRUM Programme arrived in Swaziland today. Anna will be working with SKRUM in schools and will focus on coaching and introducing girls to the game of rugby. Anna who attended Rugby School the birthplace of the game of rugby will be in the country for two weeks. Welcome Anna

Lolly BaileyWe welcomed back to the Kingdom SKRUM volunteer Lolly Bailey last week. Lolly was last in Swaziland a year ago where he was volunteering with the SKRUM Programme. Lolly has been assisting with the coaching of the U/19's and U/17's forwards. Welcome back Lolly.

The Swazi U/19's players with John Fisher SchoolSaturday the U/19's were in action against UK visiting school John Fisher. SRU President Michael Collinson was there to watch both games "We were witness here today to some great rugby from both sides. What we Swazi's lack in size, we make up for in speed.

 

Bhubezi with their new kitBhubezi, the Esitjeni Primary School team received kit today donated by the SKRUM Programme. The players received jerseys and shorts all branded with the Bhubezu logo.

The U/19's side with Pocklington SchoolPocklington School proved too strong for the Swazi U/19's and U/17's side this week. Although the Swazi's put up a good fight, it was not to be their day. A big thank you to all of the players for their efforts and commitment.

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