By SYDNEY MORWENG
This annual course targets players from age 16 to 18 years old, and aspiring young players who want to fast track their career to the next level, and to coaches who want to up-skill their coaching ability and interact with powerful minds of the game.
Leading the pack are coaches with well decorated CVs and ex-players’ who will feature at the popular course amongst them Gary Gold (Springbok International Coach), Ian MacIntosh (Springbok Selector), Dick Muir (Springbok Assistant Coach), John Mitchell (Lions Coach), Carlos Spencer (All Black International), Braam Van Straaten, Andre Snyman, and Johan Ackerman to name the few.
Since this is a sold out affair, the Investec International Rugby Academy will be hosting another Advanced Course for coaches and players during the school holidays soon.
According to the media liaison for the event, Luyanda Sithole this is an opportunity for black rugby clubs to come and learn, impart and strut their skills against the best coaches and ex-World Champ scrum players.
“The success of this annual Investec Advanced Course has seen the brand grow in statues, and the response from the clubs has been overwhelming hence it has now grown to other provinces,” says Sithole.
The course provides for exclusive one on one, position specific coaching from our highly experienced panel of coaches, she said.
Although this course is sold out, the next advanced course will be hosted at St Stithians College from 5 to 11 January 2011.
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According to Sithole, clubs and managers should take cognizance of this course because it instills discipline, teamwork and responsibility amongst the players’.
With the rugby WC kicking-off in New Zealand next year, it is hoped that the current World Cup champs Bokke will learn some tactics from the course owing to their dismal performance of late.