Final coaches workshop and clubs move to admin

After the success of last week’s annual awards, our Western Province Club Rugby structures are alive with talk of things to come.

This weekend sees us host our final coaching workshop for the year as we run yet another Fifteens World Rugby Level one coaching course. This course comes in the wake of last week’s level two coaching course, which again saw an abundance of coaches in attendance.

Last week’s World Rugby Level two saw a record attendance for this course, including a number of former Springbok rugby players and senior administrators.

We have no doubt that the future looks bright for Western Province Club Rugby as we continue to drive the skills and capacity of our administrators.
Although we have concluded the coaching courses for this year, we will get these wheels turning again early next year, so please be on the lookout for notifications and sign up here to go onto our mailing list for coaches to keep you up to date.

The feedback from our members so far is that everyone is hungry for next year, and already we’ve seen several announcements on new coaches and administrative preparation for next year. While many would think our club administrators switch off now, this is far from true, as this is the time of year that many of our members’ clubs work on appointing new members and shift their attention to administration.

We already know that a number of clubs are holding their annual general meeting, and this now sees the focus on annual reports, financials, other elements of governance, and much strategic planning. We urge all our clubs to ensure all matters of compliance and good governance are in place and remind our members to keep us informed of their meetings and additional activities, including the various club annual awards ceremonies.

We are thrilled to see the level of commitment from our senior women’s players who have wasted no time getting their strength and conditioning program in place, with most of them now in special training at the Sport Science Institute in Newlands as they too look towards next year.

To those of you enjoying the annual world rugby sevens championships this weekend, we trust you will have a wonderful experience and remind you to stay safe on the roads.