Monday, 19 December 2016

KAIWHANA Rugby™ Social Media announcement:

The saying "Less is more..." (my mantra for 2017) could not be more apt, and in support of my decision to quit Facebook... 

This media platform has allowed us to connect with many friends from around the world again, and these contacts has since been replicated on more personal and direct platforms such as GMail, LinkedIn, Skype and lastly Whatsapp connecting us instantly, and most importantly, in private! This is more than enough and we are grateful...

This media platform contributed heavily in us winning the SA Rugby School of the Year title & made Parel Vallei High a household name in SA, and for that I am very grateful...

Now though, it is time for me to focus, it is time for me to prioritize. Carl from said "Watch this space, AND WATCH WE WILL MR Thinus Pienaar..." See So where you will find me is where it will be making the only difference, spending my time on the paddocks. Making sure Phase 3 of our PV Rugby Development Plan is executed correctly by all involved. Parel Vallei Rugby will continue to be photographed by our special parents and shared on the Parel Vallei Rugby Parents group! Whatsapp connects all parents personally to their age groups, and their representatives from the RPC. All official Parel Vallei High communications on our website through Mrs Botha and our fantastic Parel Vallei High School marketing department as per usual. All Parel Vallei Sport announcements on the communicator!

KAIWHANA Rugby™ will still operate from and on the following mediums:

Last but not least I can be reached personally at +2721 852 1228 ext 240 or on Skype at kickingcoach10 with any questions or queries regarding rugby and cricket at Parel Vallei High!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Parel Vallei High - SA Rugby School of the Year!

So proud of all our Parel Vallei Rugby coaches, parents and players. What a collective team effort it has been! In my capacity as coach the last 11 years, founder/director of KAIWHANA Rugby™ and now Director of Rugby at Parel Vallei High School in Somerset West, I have been involved with hundreds of South African & North American school and club players! Apart from this, I have been fortunate enough to coach many teams in this time too, and seldom does a team, then a school experience one, as was the 2016 rugby season! The cherry on top, the prestigious title SA Rugby School of the Year! This is based on growth, coaches commitment to development, player and parent involvement and last on the list results... Yet they speak for themselves too...

Our 5 year transformation plan in placing Parel Vallei High on the rugby map and establishing the school as a force within high school rugby in the Western Cape is well underway, even slightly ahead of schedule with the release of renowned High Schools Rugby website national rankings! PV is the 33rd ranked Top 50 Rugby School in South Africa!

This means only one thing to me, we have to work harder, innovate and excel! On the back of the SA Rugby School of the Year award a flood of coaches applications came through. This was perfect timing because, in addition to coaches that departed in 2016 and an ever expanding PV Rugby program (from 6 to 10 teams since 2014) next year, Parel Vallei Rugby had to appoint 4 new coaches. Truly exciting times for PV Rugby and all those involved! All PV Rugby Coaches (if not already Boksmart & WR Level 1 accredited) are sent pre-season to attain these minimum, up to date certifications. Playing experience always a big factor in our appointment of coaches...

Jonathan Schenck – Under 14B:  
Player:  Kingswood College 1st XV 2010/11/12, Rhodes 1st XV 2014/15/16, EP u/21 Squad 2014
Coach:  Kingswood College 4th Team 2014, Kingswood College 3rd 2015, PV Junior post season 2016

Emile Booyens – Under 14B/C:               
Player:  Parel Vallei 1st XV 2015/16. SCST New Zealand Touring Squad 2016.

Coach: PV Junior Schools Rugby Clinic
at Beaumont Primary 2015, PV Junior post season 2016

Erik de Villiers - Under 15B/C:      
Player: Parel Vallei High 1st XV, NNK u/20, Helderberg RFC 2nds and Milnerton RFC 1st's

Coach:  Beaumont, Welgemoed and
Somerset College Primary (u/8 to u/13)

Jaco Venter – Under 15A:                           

Player:  WP u/16, u/17, u/18 u/19, u/21 and SA Schools Academy 1999 – 2000, WP u/19 Sevens captain. WP u/21 & WP Senior 7’s – 2003. Durbell RFC 1st  XV Coach:   Stellenberg High 1st XV consultant coach

We welcome these gentleman to the PV fold. I will see all players, dad's and coaches together at Back to Basics in the Grabouw next March for our annual Dad's and Lads Camp... I close with  with deep gratitude towards each coach, player, parent and supporter alike for your undying allegiance to PV Rugby!