Monday night Tenby United we were lucky enough to have our training session taken by 2 coaches from the South African Super 15 franchise the Natal Sharks.
The two highly decorated coaches – Ab Zondagh and Richard De Jager – are in the UK following the Rugby World Cup and giving coaching clinics to schools and the odd lucky club/regional academy, and through a contact of head coach Chris James we were delighted when they agreed to take the session at Heywood Lane.
The training clinic meant that players from the 1st XV, 2nd XV and Youth could benefit from coaching drills and learn new skills straight from the southern hemisphere where they’re definitely doing something right. It not only gave the squads a massive boost but it enabled our own club coaches the chance to pick the brains of some of their world class colleagues and we were pleased to see many of the swifts coaches turning up to watch and take notes so all in all it was a huge success and benefit to the club.
The Natal Sharks franchise are offering young players the opportunity to apply for the chance to travel to South Africa and take part in their Academy Training Camp from 26th June to 10th July 2016, and anyone wishing to apply or obtain information is urged to contact chairman of rugby Peter James (07881908942) who along with Head Coach Chris will be happy to give them info on the camp how to apply.
The Seasiders will be holding further coaching clinics throughout the season so keep an eye out for future dates here on the website.