Zimbabwe rugby’s future has been described as bright if junior talent is well nurtured.
The sentiments follow the successful staging of the Falcon Under14 rugby coaching course in Bulawayo which was graced by some of the world finest players.
The greatest of rugby minds were in Bulawayo, among them 1995 South African springboks Rugby World Cup winning player, Marius Hurter, former KwaZulu Natal loose forward and most capped South African player with over 3000 matches, Jacques Botes, Nico le Roux an ex-technical advisor to New Zealand and former defence coach for English premiership side London Irish’s Michael Horak.
The get-together was in celebration of the Falcon U-14 coaching course where Investec International Rugby Academy coach, Greg Miller, pointed out Africa has abundant talent that should be kept together to make an impact at the world stage.
While paying tribute to the sponsors for making the event a success, Falcon College headmaster, Reginald Querl, encouraged more participation in rugby by all children.
Representative of the sponsors of the course, AMG Global, Emmanuel Mudofi, revealed that it was his organisation’s hope that the event would churn out some of the best players the country will ever see.
The coaching course that saw 300 players from various schools in the country, both private and government going through various training drills from the visiting international coaches as part of a drive to grow the sport in the country.