Category Archives: Mlilwane National Park

VOLUNTEER BLOG IN SWAZILAND: Tom Gray meets the Minister for Sport

  Tom is out in Swaziland doing some Rugby Coaching with the charity SKRUM for 6 weeks.  Here he is with Swazi coaches Naomi du Pont and Wilson Dlamani meeting the Minister for Sport! Tom spent his first week in … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEER BLOG IN SWAZILAND: An Overview by Bethany

Week 1 My first week in the Kingdom of Swaziland was a very different experience to the cold and wet West Country that I am used to. After arriving and it was cold, wet and raining – I did feel … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEER BLOG IN SWAZILAND: Bethany’s last week in Swaziland

Here is a photo of Bethany taking over the “company bike” so she can get back and forth from Sondzelas Backpackers situated in the Mlilwane National Park for her last week on her volunteer rugby coaching placement.   For more … Continue reading

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Bethany Neave – Travelling round Swaziland – Day 13 of rugby coaching placement

  Today was mainly a day for getting jobs done. The national match was drawing ever closer and the pressure was starting to build to have everything and everyone in place on the day.   We started the day by … Continue reading

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Volunteer Rugby Coaching in Swaziland – Toby Hanington’s third week

Thoba blog week 3 This week there has been a massive focus on the national team trip to Botswana. I was amazed how much work needed to be done to sort out all the problems that can arise in organising … Continue reading

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Volunteer Rugby Coaching in Swaziland – Toby Hanington’s Week 2

Week two has continued to be busy, with both SKRUM and the national team having important dates coming up. Mike and Linda’s Sunday roast made Swaziland feel like home from home, and I have been given some Swazi drinks recipes … Continue reading

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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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