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 such an energetic and fun way you spend your entire time laughing with the school kids and the coaches. I’ve also really enjoyed the range in abilities we’ve coached. We coach beginners as well as people who have been playing for a few years so every day is different and provides new challenges. My favourite times this week have been the ‘Inyeti 7’s’ and the coaching of one of the clubs, the ‘Rhinos’. The ‘Inyeti 7’s’ is a tournament that the Swaziland Rugby Union organises for the four major Rugby Clubs in Swaziland. It was a brilliant night and I got a chance to be a touch judge, which is something I’ve never done before. The ‘Rhinos’ training was also great fun as the guys were really keen to learn and get involved. They are still fairly new to the game of rugby but have really amazing potential so it’s very exciting coaching them.
Coaching the primary school kids has also been really enjoyable. The kids are so happy and welcoming it really makes the experience incredibly rewarding. The drills that we do with the kids are really good as they go right back to the very basics of the game and teach the kids how to pass in a fun way for both the kids and the coaches!
As well as really enjoying the coaching it has also been brilliant spending time with everyone that works with SKRUM. There is never a dull moment, to say the least, and whatever we are doing we’re always do it with great enthusiasm. From the day arrived I seem to have been laughing constantly. It so far has been a really brilliant experience and I highly recommend SKRUM volunteering to everyone who enjoys rugby and laughter.