Sports Village accommodates Blitz Boks
The national sevens team’s coach, Paul Treu, recently visited NWU Puk with a smile that spoke volumes.
Paul Treu with James Stoffberg, Director of Puk Sport and Vice-President of the South African Rugby Union.
Treu is aiming at registering soon at the University for a doctor’s degree in which he intends to compere similarities between success in sport and business circles, but apart from his academic investigation, he also got to see the Puk’s sports facilities.
Hence the smile. “I am exceptionally impressed by what I have seen and would eagerly bring the Blitz Boks here for a training camp.
The Blitz Boks will now stay in the Sports Village from 15 to 20 March to train just before they depart to the Hong Kong Sevens Tournament.
“We have never won the Hong Kong Tournament, therefore a day or two in Potch might just be what we need. It will be wonderful to have our training camp here.”
Treu was also delighted in what he has seen thus far in the Varsity Cup.
“There were a few surprises, for instance Maties that lost against Shimlas, but it just makes it so much more exciting. I think the Varsity Cup is the best thing that could have happened to South African rugby and shows how much wonderful talent the country has.
“Players are polished here and then move on to the Vodacom Cup, Curry Cup, Super Rugby and even to us. This is what one would like to see.”
Report and photo: Bertie Jacobs
Published by Kiewiet Scheppel on 10 March 2011.