Monthly Archives: March 2012

Week 3 rugby coaching in Swaziland plus a well earned break in Durban

Week 3 of Sam Dudman Jones’s blog whilst doing volunteer rugby coaching in Swaziland. It’s week three already! Got started early on Monday morning ready for a full day of coaching at an all-girls school. The schools were opposite in … Continue reading

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Painting the Skrum logo on the side of the schools in Swaziland

As you drive around Swaziland, you can’t help noticing schools with the Skrum logo painted on an outside wall.  This indicates that the Skrum rugby coaches have introduced the passion of rugby into the school and coach both the teachers … Continue reading

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa – Sports Coaching/Teaching/Orphanage Work – Change to 2013 dates

There have been some changes to the dates for 2013 for the popular sports coaching, teaching and orphanage placements at the charity in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  Here is their updated list – note 2012 unaffected. 2012 3 months 5 … Continue reading

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Having a laugh whilst rugby coaching in Swaziland – Sam’s second week

Week 2 of Sam Dudman Jones’s blog whilst doing volunteer rugby coaching in Swaziland. My second week started as usual with Monday morning spent planning entire week. This involved booking coaching sessions at different schools and organising the Swaziland national … Continue reading

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Volunteer rugby coaching in Swaziland – more of Sam’s photos in his first week

You can see from the pictures that Sam has quickly become one of the team of rugby coaches on his placement in Swaziland.  He loves the fact that he has been given the same kit as the other coaches with … Continue reading

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Sam’s first week rugby coaching in Swaziland

(Sam Dudman Jones and local Swazi coach Matthew Du Pont) And so my SKRUM gap year placement began. Despite all of the drama of a possible cyclone over Swaziland I arrived safely and was picked up from the tiny airport … Continue reading

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AIDS in Swaziland and the importance of Facebook

During my recent visit to Swaziland (February 2012) I was told that Swaziland has the highest rate of AIDS/HIV in the the world at some 42% of the population being affected by either AIDS or HIV!  The locals say that … Continue reading

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