Mighty Elephants want you

2019-04-03 06:00
Members of the Mighty Elephants Rugby Club. PHOTO: supplied

Members of the Mighty Elephants Rugby Club. PHOTO: supplied

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THE Mighty Elephants Club rugby family is on the lookout not only for players but to promote the sport of rugby among the youth in the Natal Midlands and assist players who are less fortunate to become part of their rugby family by developing them to their highest potential in a positive environment.

Club volunteer and active member Jacques van Rooyen said that anyone is welcome, whether they are a boy or girl.

“If you have a son or daughter who wants to have fun, make new friends, experience the unique culture of rugby and learn about participation in a team sport then please visit our website www.mightyelephants.co.za for more information,” said van Rooyen.

Based in Pietermaritzburg, the club was established in 2017 and falls under the Midlands Rugby Sub Union (MRSU). It is the only youth rugby club in the KZN Midlands.

“We offer specialised coaching for boys and girl in the U6 to U11 age groups.

“As safety is of paramount importance, the club adheres to the principles of BokSmart, the SARU qualifications, and all coaches are Boksmart compliant,” said van Rooyen.

van Rooyen emphasised that the club has an ethos of being a rugby family and is managed by the parents. This, according to van Rooyen, ensures that the players receive the best possible coaching and development in both rugby and life skills.

“This formula clearly works as the club has an excellent reputation for winning, as can be seen by the results in the Durban Rugby Youth League,” said the proud club member.

All fees collected are used exclusively for kits and training equipment for the players and the current players in the club are from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and a variety of schools in and around PMB and the KZN Midlands as well as home-schooled kids who wouldn’t have otherwise had an opportunity to take part in this amazing sport.

The club will be in action on Sunday, April 14 when they host their first ever MRSU youth Tournament, taking place at the Woodburn Stadium.

“It is not just a day of rugby but also a chance for you to experience the rugby family and have some fun too. We hope to see you there and all are welcome,”

“We encourage commitment, integrity and honour from both players and parents alike,” said van Rooyen.

— Supplied.


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