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The SRU will be holding a 7's Coaching Workshop for the Schools Coaches who will be participating in the TOP16 In ter Schools 7's Tournament to be played in May. SRU President Michael Collinson made the announcement at the Rugby Union offices today. "We have been approached by several Teacher Coaches and Youth Coaches to hold the 7's Workshop, we have received twenty three applications to attend. 7's at schools level is strong and interest is growing with more schools asking to host tournaments. The 7's Coaching Workshop is therefore necessary" said Collinson.

Coaches from the Tier II & III Rugby Clubs who attended the Coaching WorkshopThe Swaziland Rugby Union held a Coaches Workshop for coaches from the Tier II & III Rigby Clubs within Swaziland.The workshop was held at the Manzini Club. Thirteen coaches attended the workshop.

The SRU and it's partner the SKRUM Programme held Community Coaching sessions over the Christmas break at seven comminities throughout the Kingdom.

With the countries schools closing, the SRU will be partnering the SKRUM Programme to kick start 'Community Coaching Days' within communities throughout Swaziland.

Bethany Neave with Nonsikelelo GuleSKRUM volunteer Bethany Neave left Swaziland for the UK today. Bethany who has been volunteering with the SKRUM Programme and assisting with the Swaziland Rugby Union's 'Schools Rugby Development Programme' flew out from Matsapha.

Girls at Enftubeni Primary during the SKRUM coaching sessionOn Thursday the SKRUM Programme visited its 500th school within Swaziland. The SKRUM Programme uses the game of rugby to educate young Swazi's between the ages of seven and twenty abouth HIV/AIDs and Gender Violence issues.

SKRUM volunteer, Tom GrayThe SKRUM Programme welcomed their latest volunteer. Tom Gray from Scotland flew into the country on Friday. Tom will be working with the SKRUM Programme and helping out with the Swaziland Rugby Union's 'Schools Rugby Development Programme'

William Pitcher students at the Rugby presentationThe coaches were at the William Pitcher Teacher Training College in Manzini on Thursday. The Rugby Union were invited to give a presentation on the game of rugby and discuss the possibility of rugby being included in the colleges sports curriculum.

SKRUM Volunteer Bethany NeeveThe latest SKRUM volunteer Bethany Neave arrived in the country yesterday. Bethany who comes from the UK will be volunteering with the SKUM Programme and the SRU 'Schools Rugby Development Programme'

Malindi Dlamini, Callum Oliver and Wilson DlaminiThe coaches waved goodbye to SKRUM Programme volunteer Callum Oliver today. Callum was in the country for sixteen days helping with the SKRUM Programme and assisting the SRU coaches with Community Coaching.


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