If it wasn’t official before, it is now. Northwood will be coached by Sharks Academy coach Swys de Bruin. Malcolm Kennedy is the new Head of Rugby and fitness guru Simon Vickers shifts to the position of Conditioning Coach.
The school’s new rugby improvement initiative is “2013 and Beyond”, aimed at putting the Durban North school firmly back on the national rugby map.
From the Northwood website:
Northwood fields 16 teams and is a work in progress. This has bought in Swys de Bruin former Provincial Coach and National Selector to define the Northwood Rugby Strategy for 2013 and beyond. Northwood has appointed Mr. Malcolm Kennedy as Head of Rugby to handle all “off-the-field” matters via the newly established Northwood Rugby Board. (NRB). Northwood Rugby will be relying on three pillars for its success going forward:
- The improvement of coaching abilities throughout the school.
- Improving of skills and fitness of all its rugby playing boys
- Recruitment of key players in the first two years to kick-start the winning culture on the sports field