Hillcrest High coach - ‘resilient’

2017-08-22 06:00
Hillcrest rugby coach, Dusty Noble (plain red T-shirt) and his team.Photo: Supplied

Hillcrest rugby coach, Dusty Noble (plain red T-shirt) and his team.Photo: Supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

HILLCREST High School’s rugby coach Dusty Noble has always loved sport. From the age of six he used to stand on the sidelines of the field watching his dad play.
He then too, played rugby at primary school.

He says the highlight of his playing sports career was when he made his debut for the Sharks at the 2005 Currie Cup vs SWD Eagles. 

“That was followed by me making my Springbok Sevens Rugby debut in 2006 in Dubai where we went on to win the tournament. In 2008, I moved to Johannesburg to play for the Lions where I had some of my fondest rugby memories,” he said.

Noble said he had many role models who groomed him to be the person he is today.  
“My dad has always been my role model on and off the rugby field. If I should pick a rugby player it was Jonah­ Lomu, he dominated rugby like no one has since and like no one ever will.”

Describing himself as resilient, Nobel said he took on the coaching role at Hillcrest High in August 2014 and said the team stands for brotherhood and family. 

“This year, we won the Gelofte Night Series for the first time beating Port Natal in the final.
“This year was also very special for our boys because we played 22 games winning 20. The highlight of the season was winning Derby Day vs Kloof.

He says those who think rugby is a rough sport and are afraid to try it out should “give it a shot”.

“Rugby is one of the only sports where there is a place for everyone - whether you are tall, short, fast or slow you can join our lovely game. 

“Rugby has taken big strides when it comes to player safety and has even changed some of the laws of the game to make if safe for players of all ages to play.
“It is fun as well as keeping you energetic and healthy.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

/Africa
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.