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Matthew and Wilson with the six boxes of rugby boots from SingaporeThe SKRUM Programme got a huge shot in the arm today when one hundred pairs of boots were delivered to the SKRUM office. The boots were donated by young rugby players from Singapore.

Rachel Middleton with coach Wilson DlaminiRachel Middleton a rugby volunteer from the UK arrived in Swaziland earlier in the week. Rachel will be working with the SKRUM Programme and helping out with coaching at schools during her stay.

The coaches at the Rugby Union are gearing up for the Christmas Community Rugby sessions which kick off on Saturday December 10th. The coaches plan to hold a two day rugby coaching sessions in each community. Head of Coaching and Development Naomi du Pont said " We have been invited to eleven community centres around the country with more community leaders confirming later this week. The Community Rugby Programme has proven very successful with communities wanting to set up their own Rugby Clubs.

 

 

 

Wilson Dlamini who is presently in the UK at Marlborough College on a three month rugby placement had a chance to spread his rugby wings. Whilst on term break, Wilson went up to Yorkshire to stay with SKRUM Programme director Paul Collinson. During his stay Wilson was taken to Doncaster Knights Rugby Club where he was invited to take part in a training session. The coach was so impressed with Wilson's rugby skills he invited Wilson to play for the Doncaster Phoenix side on the coming saturdays home game.

 

Wilson Dlamini an eighteen year old Swazi rugby player who works with the SKRUM Programme in Swaziland as a Junior Rugby Development Coach left for the UK to take up a three month Rugby Coaching Placement at Marlborough College. Whilst at Marlborough College Wilson will be working with the Colleges Head Rugby Coach Mr. Charlie Harrison.

The Swaziland Rugby Union will be holding a IRB Level I Coaching Course on Friday October 7th at the Manzini Club. The Rugby Union have invited each Rugby Club to forward names of their candidate to attend the coaching course. Head of Coach and Development, Naomi du Pont said "The IRB Level I Coaching Course is a part of the Swaziland Rugby Unions ongoing Coaching Development Programme...

 

 

Young players in action at the Siteki Community Rugby Coaching DayThe development coaches made the drive down to the town of Siteki to hold Day 5 of the Community Rugby Coaching Days.

Mbelebeleni Community players in actionIt's Day 4 and the development coaches are in the Mbelebeleni Community outside the town of Hlatikiulu.

The Rugby Fun Day held at the VOCTIM Sports Ground was "The best one yet" according to the Rangers Rugby Club players. Players both old and new, experienced and inexperienced turned up at the VOCTIM Sports Ground. Fun was had by everyone with the Rangers getting into the spirit by showing everyone there the 'Rangers' Haka'! Step aside New Zealand.

 

The race is on in LIkimaLikima Community in Mnjoli was the venue for day three of the Community Rugby Sessions.

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