The SRU will be holding a 7's Coaching Workshop for the Schools Coaches who will be participating in the TOP16 In ter Schools 7's Tournament to be played in May. SRU President Michael Collinson made the announcement at the Rugby Union offices today. "We have been approached by several Teacher Coaches and Youth Coaches to hold the 7's Workshop, we have received twenty three applications to attend. 7's at schools level is strong and interest is growing with more schools asking to host tournaments. The 7's Coaching Workshop is therefore necessary" said Collinson.
The SRU and it's partner the SKRUM Programme held Community Coaching sessions over the Christmas break at seven comminities throughout the Kingdom.
With the countries schools closing, the SRU will be partnering the SKRUM Programme to kick start 'Community Coaching Days' within communities throughout Swaziland.
On Thursday the SKRUM Programme visited its 500th school within Swaziland. The SKRUM Programme uses the game of rugby to educate young Swazi's between the ages of seven and twenty abouth HIV/AIDs and Gender Violence issues. The 500th school to be introduced to the SKRUM Programme was Enftubeni Primary.
The coaches were at the William Pitcher Teacher Training College in Manzini on Thursday. The Rugby Union were invited to give a presentation on the game of rugby and discuss the possibility of rugby being included in the colleges sports curriculum. The college trains students who will take up teaching postes in the countries high schools.