Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Rugby memories last forever...

Investec International Rugby Academy 

Hentie Maartens, Jacques Botes, Michael Horak, Marco del Fava, Marius Hurter

An absolute investment in my rugby future it was attending the Investec International Rugby Academy High Performance coaches course this holiday! The knowledge was relevant, recent and delivered by 12 current & past provincial and international coaches plus former Springboks in 5 incredible days!

St Charles College, Pietermaritzburg

Needless to say sharing a room with former NKP team mate and now Head of Rugby at Paul Roos Gymnasium, Ryno Combrinck and Marius Hurter (World Cup Winner 1995) a memorable experience on it's own indeed!

 Braam van Straaten, Thinus Pienaar & Ryno Combrinck (NKP 1994/5) with IIRASA director Greg Miller

Parel Vallei Rugby will be sending a contingent of 30 players and 6 coaches to Pietermaritzburg, KZN next June to attend the Investec International Rugby Academy!

This addition to our program will happen on a yearly basis in the winter break, and is on the back of my incredible experience this year at IIRASA. I realised the need for our top players and coaches to be exposed to this high level, world class rugby experience. We have gone ahead and identified 30 players for the 2019 winter rugby camp. Parents will receive an e-mail soon with all relevant info!

Thinus Pienaar
Head of Rugby 
Parel Vallei Sport