Western Province U19 Currie Cup Trials 2015

Our boys were involved in a trial match in Stellenbosch on Friday; to finalise any spots and uncertsainties the U19 coaches had before they select their squad for the up and coming U19 Currie Cup Tournament. Combined with WP Club Rugby players, Western Province Rugby Institute players and our own; the setting was set for a very unstructured environment (rugby wise). Lots of flowing exchanges of the ball and almost no team had the upper hand throughout the game. Both defences showed great character and a lot of players really pushed hard in their pursuit to make the squad. The boys go on holiday now and will look forward to a much needed rest before they return to compete for their U19 spots.

Check out the photos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.484008858415072.1073741913.206086366207324&type=1

 

Western Province Rugby Academy Training with the Stormers at the HPC

Yesterday we wre invited by the Stormers to train together with them as part of their preparation for the up and coming fixture aginast the Cheetahs. The oppurtunity to train with the best team in the country was taken with  both hands.

The session was exciting and interactive with Stormers Captain Duane Vermeulen taking the leading coaching role for our team to run against the Stormers. The Stormers bench players joined our team for the session as we ran in the attacking and defensive maps.This interaction made for a truly unique experience.

With Paul Treu and our own Anton Moolman directing our plays we had a solid platform for which to impress the senior side contributing to a productive session for the Stormers.

After our field session the the entire WPRA squad were given a tour of the HPC by current  Stormers and HPC manager Chippie Solomons. He took us through the facility showing us unique WP Rugby traditions and all the routines the players go through on a daily basis. A truely unforgettable day that we hope will happen again.

Our players left there motivated and inspired with a new outlook on exactly what it takes to “Realise Their Dreams”

Thanks to all the Stormers players and coaching staff for having us down and accepting us as one of their own so easily.

Western Province Rugby Academy goes to the HPC

The Stormers have invited us down for training session tomorrow at 09:00am in preparation for their local derby against the Cheetahs from Bloemfontein. This is an exciting prospect for us; as our boys will experience first hand where their ‘heroes’ train and prepare as professionals. We look forward to the chance at showcasing our talent and to further enhance the experience of squad against a highly professional outfit.

WPRA take it to the Schools

We were out today in Swellendam visiting Hoërskool Swellendam where we were able to instill our high intensity training regime with the boys and give the coaches some new fresh ideas to get the best out of their team. The energy the boys gave was fantastic and we were excited to work with such an enthusiastic bunch of boys and we look forward to working with them and many other schools in the future.

 

WP Rugby Academy v WP Rugby Institute

The boys played a very tightly contested game today against the Western Province Rugby Institute in the searing heat. Both teams have been preparing for the upcoming U19/U21 selection and we as an academy have instrumented a regimented approach towards getting our boys ready and prepared to stake a claim for these spots. As an academy we have been implemented to add major depth at the junior levels and we continue to do so. Today we took a massive step towards that in winning the game 21-19. A big thanks to the our brothers from the Institute for making the trip down south. 

Western Province Rugby Academy VS Institute

The day we have all been waiting for has now finally arrived. Arguably the two strongest rugby fraternities meet for first of many excursions to happen throughout 2015; in Stellenbosch and the stakes couldn’t be any higher. It has been a tough and gruelling 2 months at the WPRA as the boys have been pushing hard and training on other levels to be able to meet the game with the intensity and physicality it deserves. There will be no bars held, no leashes strained and no quarters given; this is truly going to be a massive collision of WP aggression.

Are you ready for the journey of a lifetime?

Class of 2015 are you ready for the journey of a lifetime?

On the 19th of January 2015 we will commence our second year as an academy with our new and exciting intake. We look to welcome the players and parents alike to our opening ceremony at the home of the WPRA, Athlete Development Centre in the Tokai Forest.

We are extremely excited to hit the ground running looking forward an action packed 2015.

WPRA Where Dreams are Realised

Western Province Rugby Academy – 2015 “Are You Ready?”