Boishaai coaches gain valuable experience in New Zealand

During the offseason Paarl Boys’ High coaches Sean Erasmus and Elmo Wolfaardt travelled to New Zealand.

Here they picked up valuable knowledge.

New Zealanders love attacking space and keeping the ball alive! It’s not just something that comes naturally. Coaching plays an important role.

Amongst the things learned about the New Zealand rugby coaching culture included hands on assessing just how super skills orientated they are and how huge their attention to detail is. They focus on position specific coaching and how to combine that in the unit and team skills. Seeing the big picture, making good decisions and executing them in a contact environment is trained extensively. They apply low intensity during learning sessions.
It was a great experience for the HJS coaches but too little time there to get it all in!

Boishaai fielded very strong u19A and u19B teams at the Porterville festival over the weekend, an event they used as an extention of their trials.

They recorded useful wins but received a good workout from worthy opponents:
u19A 48 Brandwag 6
u19B 43 Worcester Gim u19A 7

HJS PAARL BH u19A HJS PAARL BH u19B
1 Reece Bezuidenhout 1 MJ Strauss
2 Daniel Jooste 2 Wilhelm Barnard
3 Adam Neethling 3 Riaan Barnard
4 Ewie Loubser 4 Armandt Conradie
5 SalmaanMoerat 5 Pierre Pretorius
6 Charl Serdyn 6 Vian Fourie
7 Ruan vd Merwe 7 Cornel Kotze
8 Francke Horn 8 Khanya Ncusane
9 Cameron Dorfling 9 Michael Visser
10 Rayhaan Lombard 10 Boeta Chamberlain
11 Urgene Johannes 11 Sabrie Jacobs
12 Hanri van Heerden 12 GerdreFerreria
13 Manny Ras 13 Divan Enslin
14 Gianni Lombard 14 Luca Ferreria
15 Nicolas Carstens 15 Takir Abrahams
Some interesting notes compliments of Kattes-Strofes:
Ryhaan Lombaard is playing in his third year in the u19A team. If he plays in most of the fixtures, he will set a new record for most  first team caps in the school’s history.
The u19A’s have two SA Schools players (Salmaan Moerat and Manny Rass), two WP Academy players (Ryaan Lonbaard and Charl Serdyn), three WP Grant Khomo players (Gianni Lombaard, Urgene Johannes and Francke Horn).
The u19B’s have one SA ‘A’ player (Khanya Nkusane) and nine WP Grant Khomo players ( Divan Enslin, Luca Ferreira, Boeta Chamberlain, Cornel Kotze, Vian Fourie, Riaan Barnard, Wilhelm Barnard, MJ Strauss and Thaakir Abrahams).
Only one player from last year’s u16A team (Franke Horn) is currently in the u19A team. However in the u19B there are 10 u16A players from 2015.

 

7 Comments

  1. Good to hear they looking to learn from other countries. Murray Mexted used to run an academy, not sure if he still does. That Boishaai 2nd team will grow into an awesome 1st team in 2017. A whole year of playing together at that level is awesome. Where did Bezuidenhout come from? I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up Top in SA again this year…

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  2. Dit is bitter goeie inisiatief…..dit is nou maar net eens dat SA altyd 5 jaar na NZ is met rugby. Ek dink dit is enige kind se droom om in NZ te leer rugby speel. Hier is SA leer hulle Go Karts of stampkarretjies speel of in sekere gevalle selfs Game of Thrones

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  3. @Grasshopper: Grassy, Apparently the coaching clinic was Mexted’s.

    Then regarding Reece Bezuidenhout. I gave the interesting notes to Beet, but unfortunately I had my facts wrong regarding him. He played for the Lions u/13Craven week in 2011. His parents then transferred to Cape Town and he is in Boishaai since grade 8.
    However, Boishaai still had 8 Grant Khomo players in their Seccies, as I slipped up on Thaakir Abrahams (fullback),who also were in the WP team.

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  4. @Grasshopper: Grassy, Apparently the coaching clinic was Mexted’s.

    Then regarding Reece Bezuidenhout. I gave the interesting notes to Beet, but unfortunately I had my facts wrong regarding him. He played for the Lions u/13Craven week in 2011. His parents then transferred to Cape Town and he is in Boishaai since grade 8.
    However, Boishaai still had 8 Grant Khomo players in their Seccies, as I slipped up on Thaakir Abrahams (fullback),who also were in the WP team.@Kattes-Strofes: Sorry,, I should have said 9 Grant Khomo players.

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  5. @Kattes-Strofes: In the early/mid 80s, my dad got Mexted in to assist with coaching for a short time (a week or so) for a few years in a row, he only had good things to say about his knowledge of the game and love for the country.

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  6. It was self funded, the school never paid for them to go over. Well done, gathering a better education for all to benefit

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