TuksSport coach sets out to help revive rugby in Eersterust and change players’ lives
Posted by: University of Pretoria
30 January 2019
Rugby in Eersterust, east of Pretoria, has been in decline for a few years – including rugby at school level.
Willy Eckard, rugby organiser at Nantes Primêre Skool, explains that often the pupils need to resort to playing touch rugby, as they don’t have the proper equipment. “I can honestly say that our players are just as talented as that of any other school, but due to a lack of opportunities they never get to fulfil their real talent. To see this happening as a coach is really disheartening.”