Coaching education, club player conditioning and Women’s Rugby development continues.

With the curtain now closed on the Score WP Club Rugby Sevens which recently saw Tygerberg crowned as the Score WP Club Rugby Sevens champions, our WP Club Rugby activity now takes on a new dimension as we already see our clubs and Western Province management begin preparation for 2023.

We now see more than seventy club rugby players in testing and conditioning training at the high-performance center in Bellville as we look to prepare our players for 2023. The sessions started with testing last week and this week moved into the strength and conditioning phase. With an abundance of players nominated from various clubs across all leagues in Western Province, it’s been heartwarming to see how many coaches have nominated players from their clubs to undergo the training, and experience the WP Rugby high-performance environment.

In addition to our club players we now also see our high-performance program for women move into gear as we see the same program but exclusive to women’s rugby roll out on Saturday mornings. This program follows our strategic vision to grow women’s rugby. In addition to the player activities, we now also see our World Rugby Fifteen Level 1 Coaching Course for Women on 26 November 2022 at Newlands and this course is free to our Women Coaches who have enrolled.

We encourage all our clubs to ensure their Women’s rugby portfolio representatives are in place and to pass this message on to any female coach who might be interested in participating in this course. This course is an entry-level course aimed at getting started with rugby. Please click this link to sign up now.

Our next level one fifteens course for clubs following on from the aforementioned will be at Newlands on 9 December 2022. Remember to complete your World Rugby Passport prior to the course. Please click here to sign up now.

Now that our clubs have completed the league and the Score WP Club Rugby Sevens we see several of our clubs already begin the process of recruitment for 2023, pre-season training, and additional social activities. Clubs are reminded to ensure that all friendlies matches must be endorsed by the WPRFU.

The Community Tens Rugby tournament resumes in Cape Town again towards the end of February next year and we’re happy to see additional activity in our WP Club Rugby circles. These events create a fantastic opportunity for clubs to keep their members active and their fans engaged. The Community Tens hosted by Hamediehs RFC is currently scheduled for two days at City Park and any club wishing to attend can click here to enter.

We congratulate our DHL WP Rugby Team on their final match against the Cheetahs U19 side in Bloemfontein which saw them walk away with a 24-19 win in the SA Rugby U19 Cup this past Saturday.

Our members are reminded to book their tickets for the HSBC Sevens which starts in Cape Town on 9 December 2022. Click here to book now.