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.

9 replies
  1. Harry Masinga
    Harry Masinga says:

    I stay in eshowe and I go to school in Dundee high school and I would love to join this academy , I play left wing and inside centre for my first team all I would like is a chance to play rugby W.P , put me on the ground and ill give you more than 100%


    Gooday Duane

    My name is May De Oliveira, I have a son David De Oliveira who played rugby for St Johns School High School.
    He has developed such severe neck spasms over the years from a rugby injury and he has gone down such a long road
    with all sort of treatment from medication to physio etc. and nothing has ever given him relief.
    We have seen an abundance of specialist in Johannesburg and still as from today we are still looking and praying
    we will find the right treatment for him.

    Please will you be so kind as to give us the name of your surgeon who helped you with your neck.
    We will appreciate it.

    Kind regard
    May De Oliveira

  3. Owen Wilson
    Owen Wilson says:

    I currently live in London and am 17 years old. I have played in National 1 and am going up to championship rugby this year and will also play in the Aviva A league. I wish to go and play rugby in Western Province where i have family. If i have the talent, is it possible for me to come over?


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