Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by PaarlBok, Jun 26, 2009.
The Tin Ears left their best for the final and whalloping WP.
This also secured they have the most players in the SA Schools Team
Not sure who they play but their are a 4 Nations U18 tournament just around the corner and the SA Schools team will only be a part of the SA High Performance sqaud which will be picked from SA Schools, SA Academy and other U18 players not in school.
We had England last year and lost heavily but then the England and French teams had played a 6 Nations tournament at the start of the year and their age group year is from 1 September while SA U18s is from 1 January. This will be the first time our lot will play in a team together so a big differense to compare to them.
Great to find a forum with Craven Week coverage. hope we can get some video footage.
I'll post as many liks as possible. See that you were Cape Town born, a nice site that shows some local club and schoolboy rugby videos, you should enjoy this one
Is jy 'n engel?
Daai website is van die hemels! Haha. Been looking for something like it for so so long, I'm a Rondebosch supporter but had no way to watch the games.
Nice , my small kid is in Klein Gim (Paarl Gym Prymary) and the Gimmies like Rondebosch Bossies , probably the most of the Cape Town Soutie schools. We have this yearly sleep over weekend of sport going with them, hockey and road running on the friday and rugby on the saturday. Think it is great for the kids, city kids learning in Paarl to throw tol and the country Paarl kids learning to chase chicks from the city lot. Making good friends but once they enter the pitch , its war zone.
Yeah that kind of vibe is great. So your kid will be a Gimmie boytjie alongside greats such as Schalla? Amazing the concentration of rugby talent and development in Paarl.
Ja thats my LaatLammetjie, he is in a great age group, now U12(4 players in WP squad) and playing with the U13s (three in Careven Week and 4 in WP XV) also a great sporting group. Thats KleinGim, my elder two kids already out of school and also x Gimmies. The oldest one was one of Schalla sotte, standard 6 or grade 8 as they call it nowadays when he was in Matrix. He was a year ahead od Dewaldt Duvenhage and we know them well.
Inter Schools coming up the last week of July , the next big thing around town. Gimmies is doing great this season and only this big one to stay unbeaten in the Western Cape.
That's awesome. Any idea how many hours per week of rugby training do they have their 1st XV doing? Yeah I saw Gim were undefeated, pretty amazing considering Bishops, Boishaai and Paul Roos are all in the Cape.
The first XV trains twice a day (except weekends and fridays), early morning gym, afternoon usual training. We are in a school holiday at the moment and will only start next week teusday. The U13 A kiddies practises started last week to get them in shape. Prymary school is mostly Paarl kids, High School is 70% boarding school, so they aint here.
Where do most of the boarders come from then? The vast majority are Afrikaans surely?
Paarl Gym is a afrikaans school, the likes of Pannevis and Ds du Toit (Totius dad) put afrikaans on paper in KleinGym. Totius was born in the schools current computor room.
Most come from all over the country and also a lot of Namibian pupils. Mostly the granny was there, followed by the dad and the current kid over generations. They have a slogo going at Gym "Eenmaal n Gimmie, altyd 'n Gimmie" and it works like that. Schalkies dad and mum was Gimmies as a example, know his gran dad from his mum side was actually the principle at WA Joubert prymary, ons of Gim's feeder schools and also were Ruaan Smith was schooled.
The schools link is :
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