A third Welkom Gim rugby player that attended Hentie Cilliers last year has made the news in under a week.
This time it’s good news though. Ezrick Alexander, a flashy player that stood out for the Griffons during last year’s Craven Week, received the player of the annual Hoërskool Wilgerivier Sevens tournament over the weekend. His new school Welkom Gim team that won the tournament. Last year Ezrick attended Hentie Cilliers in Virginia, Free State.
Last week Netwerk24 reported that a court decision is preventing two other former Hentie Cilliers schoolboy rugby players from playing for their new school Welkom Gim, as a result of breach of contract allegations lodged by the Virginia Sports Academy.
Hentie Cilliers is facing an uphill challenge this year. A number of their top players who were associated with the Harmony Sports Academy and schooled at Hentie Cilliers have left to join either Welkom Gim where their former Academy head coach Jacques Juries is now assisting or Goudveld (Welkom) where Chris Coetzee, another former Academy rugby head is on the coaching staff.