Development

The MiWay National Sevens Rugby tournament is passionate about sevens rugby development and we incorporated an entire sevens rugby development program into this event.

We invited four teams to be part of this programme this year; Two u/15 and two u/17 teams. The teams attended a rugby clinic with the coaches and teams of Grey College in Bloemfontein. They had the opportunity to sit in on a board-session where coach, Wessel, shared some techniques and info on the game.

At Sentraal High School, we had the awesome privilege of having Blitzbokke coach, Neil Powell and his brothers (Jimmy & Corne) doing the clinic. The aspiring young players thoroughly enjoyed this level of coaching and we are very excited to see how they will be performing.

Video: Neil Powell at the MiWay National Sevens Coaching Clinic 2016

Redstar Agency and OFM sponsored four of the teams with brand new Puma boots the day before the tournament. It was a humbling experience and the kids were ecstatic!

A rugby clinic for a group of 50 youngsters was held on the day. Cheetah Kids, together with some of the Free State Cheetah players facilitated this clinic.