DEVELOPMENT

Annual Mark Godefroy/KZNRU Talent Identification Festival.

The festival takes place at Richards Bay High School from 2 – 4 September 2016.

(Note: 30 MINUTES PER HALF – 5 MINUTES BREAK, 5 MINUTE CHANGE OVER)

FIELD 3 – U12
START END TEAM VS
09H00 09H45 DURBAN SKZN
09H50 10H35 MIDLANDS ZULULAND B
10H40 11H45 NKZN ZULULAND
11H30 12H15 DURBAN MIDLANDS
12H20 13H05 NKZN ZULULAND B
13H10 13H55 SKZN ZULULAND
14H00 14H45 MIDLANDS NKZN
14H50 15H35 SKZN ZULULAND B
15H40 16H25 DURBAN ZULULAND

U12 – SUNDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER 2016
START END TEAM VS
08H00 08H45 NKZN SKZN
08H50 09H35 DURBAN ZULULAND B
09H40 10H45 MIDLANDS ZULULAND

U15 – SATURDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 2016
FIELD 2
START END TEAM VS
09H00 09H45 MIDLANDS NKZN
09H50 10H35 DURBAN SKZN
10H40 11H45 ZULULAND ITHEMBELIHLE
11H30 12H15 MIDLANDS SKZN
12H20 13H05 NKZN ITHEMBELIHLE
13H10 13H55 DURBAN ZULULAND
14H00 14H45 SKZN ITHEMBELIHLE
14H50 15H35 NKZN ZULULAND
15H40 16H25 DURBAN MIDLANDS

U15 – SUNDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER 2016
START END TEAM VS
08H00 08H45 NKZN SKZN
08H50 09H35 MIDLANDS ZULULAND
09H40 10H45 DURBAN ITHEMBELIHLE

U17 – SATURDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 2016
FIELD 1
START END TEAM VS
09H00 10H05 MIDLANDS ZULULAND B
10H10 11H15 NKZN SKZN
11H20 12H25 DURBAN ZULULAND
12H30 13H35 SKZN ZULULAND B
13H40 14H45 NKZN ZULULAND
14H50 15H55 DURBAN MIDLANDS

U17 – SUNDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER 2016
START END TEAM VS
08H00 08H55 NKZN ZULULAND B
09H00 09H55 DURBAN SKZN
10H00 10H55 MIDLANDS ZULULAND

Report on the Let’s Play Event (14 June, 2016)

The event was scheduled to take place at Ndlangubo Hot Spot. We cancelled last minute as there was protesting going on in the area and we felt the kids were not safe to travel to Enqoleni Primary School, where it was going to take place.

The event took place at Nseleni Sports Grounds. The participating schools were as follows:

Nsezi, Vondlo, Sinaye, Muzuvukile and from Ndlangubo Enqoleni and Maqhwakazi Primary Schools.

The children all arrived on time. We had expected 300 kids and only 240 arrived.

We started at 10am and finished at 12:30pm.

The age groups that were present were U9, U10 and U12. Some children have been part of the Let’s Play Clinic for the past three years and the level of skills was very good.

We had a number of stations. Skills related drills were done. In the end we mixed the teams and played tag rugby. The U9’s struggled a bit, but the older age group handled the pressure very well.

It was a very successful event indeed.

I would like to thank Orange Grove for sponsoring us with drinks on the day and the children really enjoyed them.

To Supersport for once again giving the platform to help the children in the disadvantaged areas to show their skills and knowledge of the game.

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Mpophomeni Schools vs Hilton College

On the 11th of May Hilton College’s 1st team coach Brad MacLeod Henderson invited Mpophomeni High School U16 to have a coaching clinic with Hilton’s xv team players and a fixture with the U16 C’s. It was a good experience and a learning curve for the players and their coach Elliot Ntombela who had to coach Hilton’s team on the day. Boys interacted with their counter parts and even shared a meal together. The game was evenly contested as Hilton came out tops with a 25-12 win. A total of 23 players took part on the day.

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Following on from this day Hilton College invited Mpophomeni High School and Asibemunye High School to play at Hilton the following weekend when they hosted George Campbell/ Voortrekker/ Port Natal. Two teams from the above mentioned schools took part on the day with Asibemunye producing an U14 side and Mpophomeni High putting out an U15 side. These two teams never disappointed winning a lot of the parents and players hearts with their brand of rugby. Hilton College’s U14 C pipped Asibemunye at the death with a last minute try edging the contest with a 19-12 win. Mpophomeni High School were too strong for Hilton’s U15 E as they won 47-12.

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Development Fixtures Held in the Midlands – May 2016

Midlands Development was involved in fixtures with Alexandra High School on the 23rd of April 2016 at Alexandra High School. Three schools from our program namely Edendale Tech High School, Siyahlomula High School and Asibemunye took part in fixtures involving U14, U16 and U18. Sixty nine boys from the program took part on the day with help of 3 of our coaches.

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On the 9th of April 2016 Midlands Development was involved in a rugby day with Merchiston Preparatory. We saw six primary schools from Edendale and Mpophomeni take part in seven fixtures where there were two U9, two U11 and three U13 teams. The schools that took part were Ashdown Primary, Muzi Thusi Primary, Sanzwili Primary (All Edendale) and Qhamukile Lower Primary, Zamuthule Primary and Sifisesihle Primary (All Mpophomeni). A total of 120 players from these schools took part with the help of six coaches.

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On the 11th of April 2016 an U13 Nhlanhleni Primary School team from Mpophomeni played against Abberley Hall from the United Kingdom at Woodburn Stadium. The boys enjoyed the experience as the game was played in good spirit. Twenty two learners from the school took part in the fixture with Abberley Hall coming out tops with a 39 – 16 score line. Nhlanhleni Primary was presented with an embroidered Abberley Hall rugby ball and t-shirt to keep at the school as a memento.

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Coaching Clinic held in Kwadukuza/Stanger Hotspot on 7 April 2016

The event took place on the 7th of April 2016 at Stanger High School. The aim of the event was to equip our teams with all the basics required to enter the field of play. We had 8 of the schools represented on the day which are, Stanger High, Groutville High, Mellville Primary, Dr B. W Vilakazi Primary, North Coast Primary, Stanger Primary and Darnel Secondary with about 70 kids attendance. We had 5 coaches involved on the day and two educators. The event went very well as our coaches took the kids for a run on the ball with basic handling skills of which they interchanged drills for about an hour and another hour was dedicated to attack and defence. We rounded up with a bit of TAG for the younger boys who attended.
Special thanks to Stanger High for providing us with the venue and equipment that made the day a success. On the day we also hosted a Boksmart workshop that went very well.
For the schools who attended we thank you for the support and we are looking forward to our upcoming events that will also be staged at Stanger High.

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Menzi Ngiba
ILembe Rugby Development Officer

TAG RUGBY CLINIC AND TOURNAMENT – LADYSMITH

A Tag Rugby Clinic and Tournament took place on the 09 April 2016 at Monument Primary School in Ladysmith. Participating at the event were schools around NKZN Region, namely: Monument, Huttenpark, Egerton, Dundee Junior, Bergville, Himilton, Drakensview and Arbor Park.

The day started with an information meeting at 08:00 and at 08:30. A Tag Rugby Clinic was presented by the KZN Rugby Union Development Officer, Siphamandla Mbhele and he was assisted by the Area Coaches. This was followed by a Tag Tournament.

Teachers, Players and Parents were very excited about the event since this was their first time seeing and participating in something of this nature.

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Siphamandla Mbhele
Rugby Development Officer
KZNRU – Playing Affairs Division