Head of Rugby - Mr Divan Vosloo

Why rugby stands out from any other sports

"The difference between rugby and most other sports? After being called for a penalty, six - foot - nine, 260 pound, 22 year old South African forward Lood de Jager said to the referee: "Sorry sir."

INTRODUCTION

We as coaches at Sunridge Primary School strive to get the most out of all our players by creating an positive environment for the players.

We like to build our approach on the principles given by the world famous American Football coach "Vince Lombardi":

·         Perseverance

·         Self denial

·         Hard work

·         Sacrifice

·         Dedication

·         Discipline

·         Respect for authority

Traditional Rivals

Rugby is tough in the Eastern Province and the competition which Sunridge has had over the years from Lorraine, Charlo, Westering Primary, Verkenner, Sonop, Handahaaf, Rowallan Park, Kabega, Dr Viljoen, Grey Junior School, Graeme College and, further afield, Hudson Park Primary School in East London has been great and absorbing.

Tours and Festivals

Sunridge Under 13A Rugby has had the privilege of being invited and taking part in the Marlow Agricultural High School rugby week from 2008. During this week the team has the opportunity to play schools from different parts of the country and definitely does not shy away from the competition.

These numerous big schools include:

 Paarl Gymnasium, Paarl Boys, Gene Louw Primary School, Swartland Primary School, Van Riebeeckstrand Primary School, Welgemoed Primary School and Worcester Noord Primary School.

The biggest success came during the 2015 season where all the games were won. These games included Brackenfell Primary School, Eikestad Primary School and Lochnerhof Primary School.

The highlight of Sunridge Under 13A Rugby season is to be invited and take part in the "Wildeklawer Super Skole" tournament which is held at Newton Primary School in Kimberley from 2014 up to date. During this tournament more opportunity to measure yourself against the best is given. 3 Matches are played during this tournament and ample experience is gained.

EPPSRA Super 12 Tournament

Both Under 11A and 13A rugby teams have the privilege of taking part in this tournament. Matches are played as far as Cradock, Graaff Reinet and Somerset East.

During this tournament teams are divided into two pools where home and away matches are played. Every team receives the opportunity to play 5 pool matches with the highlight of gaining an semi - final and final position.

Success was gained by both age groups teams. During the 2014 tournament the Under 11A team had the opportunity to lift the trophy by beating Charlo Primary School in the final.

The Under 13A team had the opportunity of lifting the trophy for the first time in 2014 and successfully defended the trophy for the first time in the existence of the tournament for the 2015 and 2016 season.

General

Rugby at Sunridge Primary School remains the school's number one sport in winter for boys. As the Summer season starts drawing to an end every year, there is always a buzz of excitement as the new rugby season approaches. Sunridge can boast a total of 9 rugby teams: U9A, B ,C , U11A, B, C, D and Under 13A , B and C.

Sunridge Primary School has a total of 2 rugby fields which comfortably accommodate the teams we have available.

Weekly practice and match schedule:

DAY

TEAM

TIME

DESCRIPTION

Monday

Under 9A - C

Under 11A - D

Under 13A - C

14:30 - 15:30

14:30 - 15:30

15:30 - 17:00

Practice

Practice

Practice

Wednesday

Under 9 - 13

14:30 - 18:00

League Matches

Thursday

Under 9A - C

Under 11A - D

Under 13A - C

14:30 - 15:30

14:30 - 15:30

15:30 - 17:00

Practice

Practice

Practice

Saturday

Under 9 - 13

08:00 - 17:00

Derby days

Super 12 matches and touring sides will also be fixture on different days as required.

All coaches are from Sunridge Primary School and are all qualified IRB level 1 - and certified Boksmart coaches.

During a season team players from the Under 12 and Under 13 groups get the opportunity to be selected for the EP Cravenweek, EP Under 13XV and EP Under 12 sides.

  

The following players have been chosen to represent their different teams at Varsity Cup, Provincial and National levels:

NAME

REPRESENATIVE TEAM

YEAR

Ernst Stapelberg

WP Under 19

FNB Maties Varsity Cup

Baby Boks

WP Under 21

2014

2015 - Present

2015

2015

SF Nieuwoudt

EP Under 19 - Currie Cup

EP Under 21 - Currie Cup

FNB NMMU Varsity Cup

2015

2016

2016 - Present

Johann Saayman

SA Academy Under 19

2006

Sunridgers whom were selected for participating teams since 2013

NAME

REPRESENTATIVE TEAM

YEAR

Corné Slabbert

EP Under 13 XV

PE City Under 13

2013

Ruan Gerber

EP Under 13 XV

PE City Under 13

2013

Pieter Scholtz

EP Under 13 XV

PE City Under 13

2013

Christo Grobler

PE City Under 13

2013

 

Damon Royle

EP Under 13 XV

EP Under 12

PE City Under 13

2014

Xander Slabbert

EP Under 13 XV

PE City Under 13

2014

Ruan Smith

PE City Under 13

2014

Luan Fourie

PE City Under 13

2014

Christopher Smailes

PE City Under 13

2014

Brendon Blignaut

PE City Under 13

2014

Hlumelo Klaas

PE City Under 13

2014

Zander du Preez

EP Under 12

2014

 

Damon Royle

EP Under 13 Cravenweek Captain

EP Under 7's

2015

Zander du Preez

EP Under 13 Cravenweek

EP Under 13 7's

2015

Russel Lister

EP Under 13 Cravenweek

2015

Estian Steyneberg

EP Under 13 XV

PE City Under 13

2015

MJ Ellis

EP Under 13 XV

PE City Under 13

2015

Marnus Winter

EP Under 12

PE City Under 13

2015

Dylan Willis

EP Under 12

PE City Under 13

2015

Nathan Jubber

PE City Under 13

2015

Jurgens Bornman

PE City Under 13

2015

Jarred Rees

EP Under 12

2015

Loren Ferreira

EP Under 12

2015

Kai Stokes

EP Under 12

2015

CJ Vermaak

EP Under 12

2015

 

Marnus Winter

EP Under 13 Cravenweek Captain

2016

Jarred Rees

EP Under 13 Cravenweek

2016

Dylan Willis

EP Under 13 Cravenweek

2016

Byron Jackson

EP Under 13 XV

2016

Stefan Scholtz

EP Under 12

PE City Under 12

2016

Corné Jordaan

EP Under 12

PE City Under 12

2016

 

CriteriCriteria for awards in Rugby

First team badge

·         A player must have played in a minimum of the 7 matches (in the starting line up) for the Under 13A team during the season.

Colours

·         A player must be acknowledged by the provincial union.