Our DHL WP Women’s Rugby side again showed their dominance in the Premier Division this weekend as we beat the Boland Rugby Women’s side 56-10 in Wellington. This result keeps us unbeaten with seven from seven and firmly on top of the log. The team deserves a tremendous amount of credit as this has been an irregular year with a very tough fixtures calendar including the home and away matches every weekend. This Saturday the ladies take on the EP Queens at the Isaac Wolfson Stadium in Gqeberha.
Our members can take note that although we are unfortunately still a distance away from our first official fixture the WP Rugby Calendar remains full of activity for you to engage on. These activities include online coaching courses, referees courses, high-performance courses, media workshops and club leadership courses.
Following on from our successful MMS ( Media, Marketing and Sponsorship ) course we held last year we will now present a series of related workshops, including content creation with a focus on local business, club recruitment, online presentation skills and elements of Live Streaming. Our series on Club Leadership workshops restarts shortly with topics specifically relating to club management.
The club recruitment workshop is scheduled for 6 July 2021 and is particularly important for any club administrator. Not only will the workshop look at new members recruitment but also at current member rejuvenation. We’ve adopted this workshop as a priority as many sport clubs in South Africa are losing members due to COVID and the value of a greater membership base also ties in with the sponsor value proposition.
Our next World Rugby level one Sevens Rugby coaching course is on 23 July 2021 and applicants are reminded to apply to attend the course before 16 July to avoid disappointment. You can click here to sign up now.
Our DHL WP Rugby u20 squad remains hard at work in preparation for the upcoming u20 Currie Cup. Last week Thursday saw the squad put in a solid performance against the WP Rugby Academy side in Stellenbosch. Currently, a number of our players are doing duty with the Junior Springbok squad who this week beat Argentina 33-26 in the u20 international series in Stellenbosch.
Amongst other initiatives, last week saw Langa RFC do a Youth Camp at the Langa fields including a feeding project for the children, La Motte Wanderers gathered their players for a training camp and Busy Bees RFC celebrated Youth Day by doing an apparel handover to their players and special celebratory items for their Women’s Rugby side who won the league in 2019. Busy Bees currently have twelve players in the DHL WP Rugby Women’s team starting line-up.
Titans RFC this weekend do yet another noodle drive to support their local members and members of the Phumlani community after the recent fire which saw a number of homes devasted.
Our next High-Performance Coaching course for Club Coaches is scheduled for 8 July 2021, and next week 1 July 2021 will see us host further engagements with our clubs to discuss the 2021 season amongst other matters.