Rehoboth Rugby Club appoints David Philander as head coach

23 Jan 2019 18:30pm
REHOBOTH, 23 JAN (NAMPA) – The Rehoboth Rugby Club has appointed former Namibian international player David ‘Poeding’ Philander as head coach of the team effective from 15 January 2019.
A statement availed to Nampa on Wednesday said 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.
It further said hampered by a niggling knee injury, Philander decided to retire and plough back his experience as a player into the community and to 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.
The statement also explained that the annual tournament had been shifted from the Easter weekend to 23 March to attract more teams to be part of the tournament.
Established on 10 March 1952, the Rehoboth Rugby Club has two teams participate 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.