From August 17th to 20th, 2023, Legae Academy, transformed into a bustling hub of rugby enlightenment, playing host to Botswana Rugby Union’s “Super Week.” Guided by Denver Wannies, Rugby Africa’s Regional Education Manager, and orchestrated in collaboration with Botswana Rugby Union’s educators under the leadership of Tosca Segaise, this event attracted a record turnout of over 60 participants hailing from all corners of Botswana.
The setting for this momentous occasion was none other than Legae Academy, a premier educational institution that graciously opened its doors to rugby novices and experts alike. Marking the first time such an event was held at this venue, the “Super Week” inaugurated a new chapter in rugby development within Botswana.
Diversity and comprehensiveness were at the heart of this event’s curriculum. The participants were treated to an assortment of courses spanning medical expertise, coaching techniques, match officiating, and strength and conditioning principles. To underscore the holistic approach, educational courses were also conducted in these domains, solidifying Botswana Rugby’s commitment to cultivating a cadre of rugby educators.
This groundbreaking event was not just a theoretical exposition; it was a hands-on immersion into the many facets of rugby. As participants dived into the art of planning training sessions, fine-tuned their medical responses, and sharpened match officiating skills, they were poised to emerge as more adept and knowledgeable rugby practitioners.
A noteworthy outcome of the “Super Week” was the convergence of rugby enthusiasts from diverse walks of life, all brought together by their shared ardor for the sport. As connections were forged and insights exchanged, the event fostered a sense of camaraderie that transcended geographical boundaries.
The reverberations of this remarkable event extended beyond its conclusion. With Botswana Rugby’s educators workforce experiencing substantial growth, the organization now proudly boasts a comprehensive team of rugby educators, fully equipped to impart their knowledge and expertise. This achievement further underscores Botswana Rugby Union’s commitment to nurturing rugby excellence.
Looking ahead, the legacy of the “Super Week” in Gaborone, Botswana, is set to reverberate throughout the nation’s rugby landscape. The event’s trailblazing spirit, coupled with the collaborative efforts of World Rugby, Rugby Africa, and Botswana Rugby Union, has laid a solid foundation for the growth and advancement of rugby within the region. As time unfolds, the impact of this event is bound to flourish, nurturing a new generation of rugby enthusiasts and experts alike.
This collaborative effort demonstrates the far-reaching impact of partnerships in advancing rugby education, fostering community, and propelling the sport’s growth on both regional and global scales. With a shared vision and a commitment to excellence, these organizations have set a precedent for what can be achieved when the rugby community comes together.
Whether you’re an aspiring coach, a passionate referee, a budding strength and conditioning enthusiast, or simply eager to explore the intricacies of the game, World rugby programs cater to a wide spectrum of interests and expertise levels. Embrace the opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with fellow rugby enthusiasts, as we collectively contribute to the elevation of rugby standards in Botswana and beyond. Take the first step towards enriching your rugby journey by becoming an active participant in these transformative programs today through your local rugby clubs.