Edinburgh make a difference in Durban

Edinburgh make a difference in Durban

Ahead of Edinburgh's BKT URC Round 13 fixture against the Hollywoodbets Sharks, coaches and players from the capial side took part in a coaching clinic in Sydenham, Durban.

Sydenham was once a rugby buzz community where former Springbok and Sharks player JP Peterson played rugby.

The Hollywoodbets Sharks are actively working towards reviving rugby in this community with the support from Ten Civils.

With that, they welcomed co-captain Ben Vellacott and fellow team-mates Ewan Ashman, Jamie Ritchie and Pierre Schoeman to the Sharks Pups coaching clinic.

100 young boys and girls aged 6 – 13 were treated to a morning they will never forget with Edinburgh Rugby players and coaching staff taking them through rugby drills, skills and games of tag rugby.

After leading the young fans through the session, Pierre Schoeman said: “Loads of these kids already believe they are the next superstars, that inspires me coaching them today.

A special moment for me today was a young girl who in my opinion was one of the best players here today. I am giving her my cap as she is my Player of the Match.

“She was excellent and much younger than most of the kids. These young kids are all so hungry, wanting to express themselves on the pitch and will chase success wherever they go.”

As part of the URC Communities United campaign, BKT URC encourages its clubs to engage in cross-hemisphere community activities with travelling teams, providing fans and players with a unique opportunity to learn about the different personalities and cultures in this uniquely diverse league.

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