Rehoboth appoints Philander as head coach

25 January 2019 | Sports

Rehoboth Rugby Club has appointed former Namibian international player David 'Poeding' Philander as head coach, effective from 15 January.

Philander has been busy getting the players fit and ready since last week in preparation for the annual Rehoboth Rugby Club tournament in March this year, the club said in a statement.

After being hampered by a niggling knee injury, Philander decided to retire and plough back his experience as a player into the community and improve his coaching skills.

“We believe that Philander will lure the supporters back to the stadium with attractive rugby and improve the team's play on field,” the statement said.

It also explained that the annual tournament had been shifted from the Easter weekend to 23 March to attract more teams.

Established on 10 March 1952, Rehoboth Rugby Club has teams participating in the premier and reserve leagues, as well as a first division league. Most of the players are from Rehoboth and some are from Windhoek.

The club finished sixth with 20 points in last season's rugby premier league competition.