COACHING POSITION: Head Coach U20
WHEN DID YOU JOIN HAMMIES? 2016
WP Rugby Academy Assistant Coach
Hamilton SP U20 Assistant Coach – Head Coach
Villager FC U20 Head Coach
NTK RFC 1st Team Coach
Mil RFC U20, 2nd Team, 1st Team Coach
WHICH CLUBS DID YOU PLAY FOR?
Hamiltons SP (Guest Appearance)
FAVOURITE PLAYING POSITIONS: Best No 9 in the world HAHA
RUGBY HONOURS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
Hamilton SP Coach Of The Year (2019)
Victory against Stellenbosch Maties 2018
Winning U20 Derby Shield 5 consecutive years and counting (hopefully tbc)
Western Province Rugby Academy Coach
Promotion with NTK from SLB to SLA 2015
FAVOURITE HAMMIES MOMENT:
Hammies President Dave Kagan’s annual million dollar speech.
There are so many more memorable moments. This list could go on forever.
FAVOURITE HAMMIES LEGEND/PERSONALITY AND WHY:
Late Uncle Morris Silke. Never missing an U20 fixture. Always next to the field even when he became wheel- chair bound. I have so much love and respect for this man. He will always remain a Hammies legend. Love you Uncle Morrie!
MOST MEMORABLE RUGBY MOMENT:
So many to pick from. I’m just so privileged to have met and learnt from so many great people over the years. If I had to pick one I would say 2019 when my team won team of the year and I received coach of the year.
BEST ADVICE FOR UPCOMING PLAYERS: Stay humble. No player is bigger than the game. Enjoy every moment and make every training session and fixture count. You never know when it will be your last one.
WHAT MOVIE CHARACTER DESCRIBES YOU BEST, AND WHY? My wife says Bruce Willis from the “Die Hard” movies and my daughter says Patrick from the “Sponge bob Movie” Hmmmm …. Interesting combination.
SOMETHING YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:
Recently taken up some golf coaching and let’s just say it’s a work in progress.
LIKES: Family time, rugby, golf, braai, football and of course the Brandy Special.
DISLIKES: Egotistical people, dishonesty and of course losing a rugby match.
FUNNIEST MOMENT ON THE FIELD:
When my daughter was little, she asked me the morning of game day if she can run onto the field as the ball girl after we scored and put the ball on the halfway line. Unfortunately, she didn’t know where the halfway line was and ended up running all over the field like a lost GPS signal until mom came to the rescue.
FAVOURITE RUGBY PLAYER OF ALL TIME: Fourie Du Preez
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT HAMMIES?
It’s a family club with so much history and traditions going back over 100+ years and being a part of it is really special.
GOALS FOR 2021: Play rugby, Play rugby, Play rugby.