This week saw us roll out the opportunity for clubs to nominate a representative for Women’s Rugby from their respective clubs. At WP Rugby we will continue to drive the development of Women’s Rugby in line with World Rugby and SA Rugby.
We understand that to grow any structure, you need dedicated individuals at dedicated structures. This allows for a focussed approach and better support model, and as such we have created the opportunity to enrol club Women’s Rugby “Champions”. We will help these “Champions” with recruitment and education at their clubs with a view to significant growth in opportunity for Women and Girls, and we continue to urge our clubs to support the process.
This week also saw further training for our DHL WP Women’s Rugby Squad at the HPC in Bellville. Although training is happening under COVID regulations the spirit is high amongst the players as they continue to drive their team spirit and prepare for future tournaments including the prospect of the National Team selection.
We have now concluded our first series of forum meetings with our clubs. These engagements saw good interaction and suggestions on various matters such as the league format, return to training regulations and return to play but with the majority of queries stemming from the impact that COVID has had on all roll out and planning. These discussions and suggestions have now been summarised and sent to our clubs.
This week also saw the conclusion of our Media, Marketing and Sponsorship Workshops and now all that remains for these students is to conclude their course assessments before we adjudicate. Successful students will be invited to DHL Newlands for a certificate and T-Shirt handover.
We trust that the MMS course will lead to a significant increase in club sponsorship and the overall awareness or WP Club Rugby. We remind our clubs to give the MMS teams their full support as they will ultimately be the individuals that will be seeking sponsorship and raising awareness for your club. This should lead to an increase in membership and fans for your club which then bodes well for increasing your value proposition.
Our course online registration process has been rolling on steadily and already we are seeing a tremendous increase in numbers. This week includes the WP Rugby Referees course and World Rugby Level One Fifteens course with the next on 13 March 2021. Please click here to sign up now
This coming week on 15 March 2021 will see us host a High Performance for Coaches online workshop on Attack and Defence lineout theory.
Many of our clubs are now into the first phase of the eight-week COVID return to training (RTT) phase. This phase only starts after the initial COVID clearance from the WPRFU. As was emphasised in our COVID readiness workshop clubs are reminded to adhere strictly to the regulations and that can be absolutely no shortcut to the second phase.