RDJ Sports Coaching and Camps

A new element of the business has started with the running of camps in the UK, in partnershipwith the Sharks Academy and Thinus Delport, ex Springbok Player, as well as camps in Austriaand German in partnership with clubs and schools.In June 2015, the first Summer Camp was held at the American International School in Viennafrom 22-26 June, after coaching schools and clubs at the United World Games (Pics on website). The camp went exceptionally well in soaring temperatures, and we are hopeful we will returnthere in the Summer of 2016.

In August 2015, the first Summer camp with the Sharks Academy was held at Mount St Mary’sSchool  near  Sheffield,  with  Coaches  Grant  Bell,  Thinus  Delport,  Brian  Liebenberg,  LwaziNgcungama, Benjy van der Byl, Unathi Kongwana, Ntsika Daka and Richard De Jager coaching agroup of 50 players aged between 13 and 18, including a group from Hong Kong. The Camp took 5 days from 3-7 August and was a thoroughly enjoyable week. It was very successful and a fewprogrammes have evolved out of that camp.

A follow up Camp has just been held from 27-29 October week for 80 rugby players and 30 Hockey players at Mount St Mary’s School and was wildly successful,  with many of the boys coming for the 2nd time this year. Coaches from the Sharks Academy were Mike Vowles and ABZondagh.  Other  coaches  who  were  present  were  ex  –  Springbok  Thinus  Delport,  LwaziNgcungama, Benjy van Der Byl, Unathi Kongwana and Ntsika Daka. The Hockey Camp was led bySA Academy Hockey Coach, Sharmin Naidoo, Zoe Shipperly and Sheffield Club coaches.Another Camp will  be held at Mount St Mary’s in the summer of 2016 again for Hockey andRugby. A Cricket Camp is also planned for 2016.




Siphamandla Sibisi, Deon Kaser and Thinus Delport at the Sharks Academy camp at Burton RUFC in October 2016


Mossborough Rugby Club at the Sharks Academy Camp held at Mount St Mary's with Siphamandla Sibisi and Deon Kaser.


9th November 2015

New camp pictures added see below.

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Thinus Delport and Deon Kaser at the Sharks Academy Camp held at Mount St Mary's in October 2016


ARDS Rugby Club at the Sharks Academy Camp in Northern Ireland.


Richard De Jager with Colleagues from Kowloon RUFC from Hong Kong Visiting Mount St Mary's College where their boys were taking part at the Sharks Academy Camp.


Sharks Academy Camps visiting Wales in November 2016