We have been waiting for an opportunity to reignite our rugby programme within the Sports Academy but due to lack of resource both coaching and financial it had been put on hold.
Recently a young man called JJ du Toit relocated back to George from playing with the Free State Cheetahs and is volunteering with us on coaching staff for the next few months. Wayne previously worked with JJ and they have begun a small rugby programme in one of the Thembalethu Primary Schools- MM Mateza. 3 afternoons a week JJ coaches a session with the schools Under 11 and Under 13 teams- who due to lack of sufficient staffing and a teaching strike would have no opportunity to play.
This is a way for us to further build our relationship with the primary schools in the area and we would hope that one day we can launch a more regular primary school rugby programme in several of the schools.
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