Monthly Archives: April 2012

Beware of the lions and elephants!

A day in the life of a volunteer rugby coach in Swaziland!  Part of you hopes you WILL see a lion or an elephant and part of you hopes you WONT!  Rachel Middleton and Sam Dudman-Jones do not seem at … Continue reading

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Words of appreciation by a Swaziland rugby player

This email was received by Skrum by a former Swazi now living in South Africa and is a testimony to the fantastic work that Skrum is doing in Swaziland. Quote: I just want to thank you for what you have … Continue reading

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Shocking facts about AIDS awareness in Swaziland

Week 7! Myself and Wilson were busy organising a coaching session in Mbabane on Monday. However, instead of going to every school, the plan was to arrange for all the schools to congregate at a central venue and then each … Continue reading

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Rachel Middleton – already planning her next trip our to Swaziland!

Week 2 The week started with a really successful coaching day in Mbabane the capital city of Swaziland where 3 primary and 2 secondary schools gathered for a group coaching session. It was a challenging day because of the heat … Continue reading

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Painting the Skrum logo, the “Sipho” on the outside of the Swazi schools

Above are pictures of Swazi coach Wilson Dlamini with volunteer rugby coach, Rachel Middleton.  Rachel has just painted her first Sipho (the Skrum logo) on the outside of a school – a very prestigious addition to any Swazi school as … Continue reading

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Sam’s time has nearly come to the end…

It’s Week 6 and the first week coaching with Rachel the latest SKRUM Gap Year Volunteer.  Everything had been planned already this week so as soon as Tuesday came (schools were closed for Easter on Monday) we were off doing … Continue reading

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Rachel Middleton’s First Blog

Week 1 I’ve really enjoyed getting involved in all aspects of SKRUM life this week. From coaching primary schools to being a touch judge at the Inyeti 7’s Rugby Tournament, it has been an amazing experience. SKRUM teaches rugby in … Continue reading

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