Former Hentie Cilliers player stars for Welkom Gim in Sevens win

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.


  1. Beet, a bit pedantic perhaps but the other Welkom school is Hoërskool Goudveld. As a matter of interest, Goudveld beat Welkom Gim last year in their annual derby. I attended the game and it was a tight affair until Goudveld’s forwards started to dominate proceedings.

    In 2014 a number of ex sport academy learners joined Goudveld as they had a rule that a kid that failed a school year twice had to leave the sport academy. Goudveld took in a few of those students and put in place a plan to assist the students academically.

  2. @kosie: :oops: :) Yes sorry Goudveld not Goudstad. Kearsney has a teacher who joined from the school so I had no excuses for getting that wrong. Also who can forget Shaun Reynolds at Craven Week a couple of years ago.

    The whole academy thing is interesting. I wonder if HTS Louis Botha has a similar concept in place.

  3. …and 46-10 ifo Welkom Gim last year. Goudveld last won in 2014 I thinkm


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