Former Springbok Gcobani Bobo facilitated an U14 coaching clinic at Framesby High in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.
The Herald reports that the event, hosted by the Nashua Skills Rugby Project together with ShadowBall, was aimed at improving the skill levels of talented youngsters in the area by at least 20% in four weeks and to help players with on-field control and confidence.
Students from Framesby and Gelvandale High attended the training session that featured long distance passing, accuracy and a 360 passing drill; with Nashua rolling out a specially designed ball for the practise.
Bobo, along with four assistants, headlined the coaching side of things and says he joined the initiative because it fed the purpose of giving back.
‘The programme is just one way we can transfer values and share insights about the discipline required to become a professional, as well as boost skills by highlighting the most important parts of the game – passing and catching,’ said Bobo.
‘This will be a good start for us in trying to unearth the hidden talent and I hope these boys use this experience as reference when they follow careers in rugby. This opportunity is set to give them direction and guidance for the future,’ Bobo concluded.
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