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Briton brings South African coaches to help development of rugby in Split

Croatian Times

A British businessman has joined Nada rugby club in Split as a volunteer and wants to help develop the sport in Croatia's second largest city. Peter Hewitt who brought in two South African coaches to work with the Croatian players said: "I moved to Split two years ago with my Croatian wife and kids, and really wanted to contribute to the local community as I believe that Croatia has a huge amount of potential for the future. "The reason I decided to help the club was because I was impressed by their positive and passionate approach to building the game in the community. "As opposed to other clubs, these guys charge an extremely small amount of money for a very regular training program for small kids, girls and of course the big guys and veterans. They promote the core values of Rugby: strategy, strength, speed, skill, but also professional behaviour, integrity, fairplay, discipline and family enjoyment. "Over the past months, the club has started to become a focal point for both Croatian and international families who want their kids to understand these values while enjoying themselves together with their team mates and families," explained the Brit. In helping the club he decided to use some of his contacts to bring world class rugby to Split. "I have managed to organize two top coaches, Bobby Joubert and Sinethemba Zweni from South Africa, possibly considered the best Rugby Nation in the World. They will come to Split to provide a master class in Rugby for the Split team but also any other coaches in Croatia that wish to attend. The two South African guys run a youth Rugby foundation in South Africa to promote Rugby in their community and give young people a chance to learn Rugby values rather than fall into bad habits out on the streets. These guys have agreed to come without a fee to show solidarity for Croatian Rugby and to help us take the sport forward. "Although the event is already organized, we are still currently looking for any donors or sponsors who would like to support the event which will be approximately a week long during May and will include two presentations open to the public about the benefits of Rugby in the community, the history of South African Rugby and how we can develop Croatian rugby in the future," concluded.




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