Getting to know our Coaches: Greg van Jaarsveld

NAME:

Greg van Jaarsveld

COACHING POSITION:

1st team forwards coach

NICKNAME:

Grego

WHEN DID YOU JOIN HAMMIES?

2011

COACHING BACKGROUND:

Villagers FC 1st team forwards coach 2018 – 2019

WHICH CLUBS DID YOU PLAY FOR?

Tygerberg

Hamilton’s

WHICH PROVINCIAL TEAMS DID YOU PLAY FOR:

WP Amateurs

Border Bulldogs

FAVOURITE PLAYING POSITIONS:

Hooker

RUGBY HONOURS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

SA Amateurs

SA Emerging XV

FAVOURITE HAMMIES MOMENT:

Beating any of the top teams

FAVOURITE HAMMIES LEGEND/PERSONALITY AND WHY:

Jandre du Plessis – Anyone who’s played with Jannie or know him will know why

MOST MEMORABLE RUGBY MOMENT:

Winning the Africa Cup with the SA Amateurs and the IRB Nations Cup with SA Emerging

BEST ADVICE FOR UPCOMING PLAYERS:

Never stop working

WHAT MOVIE CHARACTER DESCRIBES YOU BEST, AND WHY?

Ricki Bobby … “If you ain’t first, you’re last”

SOMETHING YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:

I am very competitive – I hate losing

LIKES:

Bodyboarding, braais, rugby and golf

DISLIKES

Giving up and fake people

FUNNIEST MOMENT ON THE FIELD:

The banter with the referees

FAVOURITE RUGBY PLAYER OF ALL TIME:

Uli Schmidt

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT HAMMIES?

It’s a family club with so much history

GOALS FOR 2021:

Make Hammies great again!