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Having fun playing rugby with the kids

Rugby coaching in Swaziland

This placement is for those who have a passion for the game of rugby and are happy to share their skills and knowledge teaching the children and adults in this lovely country.  Swaziland is southern Africa’s best kept secret, about the size of Wales, normally green and hilly but, sadly, with the worst figures for HIV/AIDS infection in the world.

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HIV/AIDS and other educational presentations go along with the rugby coaching

This charity has introduced the game and passion of rugby into more than 600 schools and also runs coaching during the holidays in the communities of Swaziland.  Rugby is used as a platform to introduce their educational and social programs in particular educating children and adults on HIV/AIDS awareness through both the game of rugby, presentations and handing out informative pamphlets.

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Working alongside the Swazi coaches



– GAIN YOUR WORLD RUGBY LEVEL 1 RUGBY COACHING CERTIFICATE – Great for your CV, and future coaching/ teaching experience

– PROVIDE VALUABLE HIV/AIDS EDUCATION –  The charity’s motto is ‘Pass the Ball, Not the Virus’. They educate children on HIV/AIDS through both rugby and presentations made to schools.

– DEVELOP VALUABLE CAREER SKILLS As well as coaching rugby, you will also be helping the charity with making HIV/AIDS presentations in schools, handing out leaflets, painting the charity’s logo onto the outside of the schools, organizing school tournaments, booking school visits and all the general administration that comes with running a charity. You will be a vital member of this small team and work alongside the Swazi coaches.

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Everyone wants to play rugby!

EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL SWAZILAND – Volunteers will be based at the Volunteer House/headquarters and enjoy the comforts of mouth-watering food and Southern African hospitality from the founder. Overflow accommodation is located at the neighbouring Backpackers, with scenic gardens in the beautiful Mlilwane National Park, just 5 minutes away. You can explore this park on foot, by bike or on horseback during your time off. You could also visit in your spare time the famous zip wire Canopy Tour, and walk or mountain bike at Malaloja National Park. Other nearby adventure options include White Water Rafting and quad biking organised through Swazi Trails.

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Exploring Swaziland in your spare time


4 week placement £1,600 Coaching Placement and Rugby Coaching Tuition Flights and coach transfer from Johannesburg
+ £200 per additional week Level One Rugby Coaching Certificate, SKRUM kit (3 golf shirts, 2 track suit bottoms, 3 T-shirts) Travel insurance to include rugby
Tailor-made durations also available All accommodation and Meals, A local sim-card, local coach stop transfer Vaccinations
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