UHS Hosts Specialised Rugby Clinic

The Union Schools’ rugby coaches, from prep school through to high school level, had the privilege of attending 𝗮 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗱 “𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗳-𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘀” 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰 this afternoon.

The session, held on the Union High School, Graaff-Reinet sports grounds, was presented by Decision Making & Scrumhalf Specialist Coach, Deon de Kock, from Ratel Rugby Academy.

A scrum-half himself, De Kock was capped twice for the Springboks on the 2001 tour of Europe and the United States. He debuted off the bench against Italy in Genoa and was starting scrum-half against the United States in Houston. De Kock also played in the Super 12 for the Bulls and Lions during his career.

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘣𝘰𝘺𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘶𝘨𝘣𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥.

Our coaches and players were fully engaged in the interactive session, as the knowledge and expertise shared by coach Deon de Kock was truly exceptional.

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗳𝗲𝗹𝘁 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗼 Coach Deon de Kock for sharing his expertise with our boys and coaches.

“Despite our initial intention to conduct this workshop on a much larger scale, we are appreciative that we were able to deliver it to our coaches. We eagerly anticipate organising future clinics that will encompass a wider range of positions and include all enthusiastic coaches from the larger community,” stated Union’s Head of Junior Sport, Mr Mpilo Njoloza.