Tom Counsell, Lolly Bailey & Will CounsellThe three SKRUM Volunteers Lolly Bailey, Tom and Will Counsell who have working with the Swazi U/16's & U/19's sides hav left Swaziland today.

Bhubezi the team from Esitjeni Primary in Lobamba received their Swazi international passports and UK visa's today. SRU Head of Coach & Development, Michael Dos Santos said "With all the paperwork out of the way, we can now fully concentrate on getting the team prepared for the Touraid Festival of Rugby. We wouldlike to thank everyone at the Ministry of Sport and Home Affairs for their help and assistance in getting the passports"

SKRUM Volunteer Ana ParkerAnna Parker a volunteer with the SKRUM Programme arrived in Swaziland today. Anna will be working with SKRUM in schools and will focus on coaching and introducing girls to the game of rugby. Anna who attended Rugby School the birthplace of the game of rugby will be in the country for two weeks. Welcome Anna

Lolly BaileyWe welcomed back to the Kingdom SKRUM volunteer Lolly Bailey last week. Lolly was last in Swaziland a year ago where he was volunteering with the SKRUM Programme. Lolly has been assisting with the coaching of the U/19's and U/17's forwards. Welcome back Lolly.

The Swazi U/19's players with John Fisher SchoolSaturday the U/19's were in action against UK visiting school John Fisher. SRU President Michael Collinson was there to watch both games "We were witness here today to some great rugby from both sides. What we Swazi's lack in size, we make up for in speed.


Bhubezi with their new kitBhubezi, the Esitjeni Primary School team received kit today donated by the SKRUM Programme. The players received jerseys and shorts all branded with the Bhubezu logo.

The U/19's side with Pocklington SchoolPocklington School proved too strong for the Swazi U/19's and U/17's side this week. Although the Swazi's put up a good fight, it was not to be their day. A big thank you to all of the players for their efforts and commitment.

The SRU held a one day Touch Judges Workshop this week. Participants were invited from the clubs within Swaziland. Head of Coaching and Development, Michael Dos Santos said "With the number of games being played on a regular basis, there is a need for referee's assistants, so we will be running similar workshops throughout the year"

The Seven7's Trophy. There are seven tropies up for grabs.The Seven7's trophy was unveiled today at the SRU offices. Each month the winning team will take a trophy back to their clubhouse.

.It was announced today that Esitjeni Primary School from Lobamba will be travelling to the United Kingdom to participate in the Touraid Rugby Festival. The festival will be played at the Esher Rugby Club on October 9th 2015.


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