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Pioneerspark Primary School walked away victorious at the Namibia School Sports Union's rugby super league final. We spoke to the players who took part in the final match and asked them why they love rugby. We also asked the team's coach how the competition went for them overall.
Zion January

Rugby gives you a lot of discipline.

Gilbandro Goreseb

It gives me a lot of potential and shows that size does not matter.

Edward Johnson

I’ve always had a passion for rugby since I was four years old.

Richard Hindjou

It teaches me discipline and teamwork.

Dan-dré Du Plessis (captain)

I love the sport and I would also love to learn how to be a team player.

Rivancio Beukes

I was inspired by my elder brother to play rugby.

Jandré Burger (vice-captain)

It has been my dream since grade one to part take in this sport code.

Gervasio De Waal

I was inspired by my father to play rugby.

Joshua Platt

I was inspired by my dad and brother who played rugby from a young age.

James Munyakazi

I play rugby because I am inspired by the older players before me.

Jayden Mostert

I was inspired by my dad to play rugby.

DJ De Greef

I was inspired by Ebenezer and my father to play rugby.

Cayleb Buys

I am inspired by the great players who set the pace for us.

Isaac Bwayla

I am inspired by the players I watched growing up.

Greaton Eiseb

I was inspired to play by my elder brother.

Zasha Steenkamp

I was inspired by the players I watched growing up.

Hendre Fourie

I want to follow in my father's footsteps.

Gabriel van Zyl

I love rugby because it’s one of the things that has not changed but remains the same.

Mczell De Waal

I like rugby because it's fun and it's a team sport. I can play with my friends and I feel I can improve and play my best.

Pridri Byleveldt

To play with my friends, to tackle and score conversions. My dream is to one day play national rugby.

Vincent Maresch

I love tackling in rugby and playing team sports with friends.

Tristan Schmidt

I like playing rugby because it teaches us about teamwork, keeps me fit and helps with my reflexes.

Keathan Schmidt

I like rugby because I was brought up by a family that loves rugby. It keeps me fit, helps with my quick thinking and schoolwork.

Coach Zaynor Platt

The league was a huge success for us; however, there is always room for improvement. Our difficulties were definitely key players who had injuries and working through those injuries. We were, however, able to trust other players to represent, and I think that is what led to the great victory.


Namibian Sun 2023-12-07

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