I am an accomplished rugby professional with a successful playing career spanning from 2001 to 2011. I have had the privilege of representing multiple unions in South Africa and achieving my highest accolade as a player for the Springboks Sevens in 2006-2007. Additionally, I had the honor of competing against the British and Irish Lions in 2009, which further enriched my rugby journey.
Beyond my playing days, I have transitioned into a coaching role, spending the first four years as a skills coach at Cayman Rugby. During this time, I have worked tirelessly to enhance the abilities of players across various age groups, from young children to adult international rugby. I have also actively contributed to the union's operations, lending support in areas such as field repair and vehicle maintenance. My last 4 years with Cayman Rugby was as a Director of Rugby.
Complementing my practical experience, I am currently pursuing a sports management program at the University of Cape Town. This academic pursuit allows me to deepen my understanding of the sports industry and broaden my skill set in areas such as leadership, administration, and strategic planning.
With a strong passion for coaching, my coaching philosophy revolves around developing well-rounded players, fostering teamwork, and instilling a strong work ethic. I firmly believe in the power of mentorship and strive to create a positive and growth-oriented environment for my athletes.
Driven by my dedication to rugby and an unwavering commitment to personal growth, I am eager to contribute my skills and expertise to a new coaching opportunity. I am a motivated team player with a proven ability to connect with athletes, inspire their potential, and guide them toward success both on and off the field.
I served as the Director of Rugby at the Cayman Rugby Football Union for a period of 4 years and 6 months, from September 2018 to December 2022. During my tenure, I held various responsibilities and successfully implemented a range of initiatives:
I am proud of the achievements and positive impact I made during my tenure as the Director of Rugby at the Cayman Rugby Football Union.
During my 7 years and 6 months tenure at the Cayman Rugby Football Union (CRFU) from July 2015 to December 2022, I played a crucial role in enhancing the rugby skill development and implementing foundational skills across various age groups and departments. My primary focus was on the 7's department, catering to both men's and women's national teams. Additionally, I prioritized building a strong foundation at the school level, ensuring the growth and progression of young players within the game, ultimately serving as the backbone of the open age groups.
Through my dedicated efforts, I contributed to the growth and improvement of rugby skill work within the CRFU. I am passionate about developing players at all levels and creating a strong foundation for the future success of the organization.