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Josh CorlettJosh Corlett a volunteer working with the SKRUM Programme flew into Swaziland yesterday and will be spending time in Swaziland working with SKRUM and assisting the Swaziland Rugby Union with the 'Schools Rugby Development Programme' Josh was in Swaziland two years ago volunteering with SKRUM.

Toby Hanington with coaches Wilson and MalindiToby Hanington the latest volunteer to be working with the SKRUM Programme and the Swaziland Rugby Union's Schools Rugby Development Programme arrived in the country this week.

Matthew du PontMatthew du Pont the SRU U/19's coach was buried over the weekend. Matthew died from injuries he received when he was stopping a man from severely beating a women. Matthew was buried on his familys farm in Malkerns. The whole Swazi rugby family atteneded his funeral to bid a true hero and a great friend.

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.


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