Rudi Dames – Glenwood 1stXV Coach

Rudi Dames - Glenwood 1stXV Coach
Rudi Dames - Glenwood 1stXV Coach

Rugby is Rudi’s one great love and he is very passionate about the sport. He was fortunate to play SA Schools Rugby in 1999 and was chosen to play SA U19 the following year.

In 2000 Rudi joined the Potchefstroom University Rugby Institute and started with a BCom Degree, but in 2002 he was given the opportunity to play for the Sharks U21 squad and he decided to pursue his rugby career.

From 2004 – 2006 he played for the Wildebeeste. In 2006 he was part of the Sharks Currie Cup Squad and in 2007 he was given the opportunity to play in Nice (France). On his return in mid-2008 he went on to play for Collegians, but due to many injuries he shifted his focus entirely to coaching. Currently he is busy with the IRB Level 3 course.

Rudi has had the opportunity to coach a range of teams. He has been coaching the KZN Academy team since 2009. In 2013 he was the assistant coach of the Sharks U21 team and he has been coaching the Collegians U20 team for some time.

Besides his position as 1st XV Coach at Glenwood Rudi wears different hats. He is also the Director of the Sports Academy as well as being involved with the rugby side of the Elite Sports Academy.

Rudi is married to Anja who supports him in all his rugby endeavours and is always on the sidelines to support the Green Machine.

GLENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

2004 – 2016:     Glenwood High School 1st XV Coach

2003– 2004:      Glenwood High School Rugby Academy Coach

2005– 2006:      Glenwood High School Director of the Rugby Academy& 1ST XV Coach

2007 – 2008:     Professional Rugby Player / Coach Nice Rugby Club, France

2009– 2010:      Glenwood High School Director of the Rugby Academy & 1ST XV Coach

2011– 2016:      Director of Glenwood Sports Academy(Responsible for all sports academies)

2014 – date:      Glenwood High School1st XV Head Coach

COACHING CAREER

2016:              

- KZN CRAVENWEEK (HEAD COACH) 

- GLENWOOD 1ST XV HEAD COACH

- SANIX WORLD YOUTH RUGBY TOURNAMENT WINNER (JAPAN)

- COLLEGIANS PREMIERE DIVISION CLUB 1ST XV COACH(Community Cup + Gold Cup Coach)

- SHARKS ACADEMY COACH

2015:              

- KZN CRAVEN WEEK (HEAD COACH)                     

- GLENWOOD 1ST XV HEAD COACH

- COLLEGIANS PREMIERE DIVISION CLUB 1ST XV COACH (Community Cup + Gold Cup Coach)

- SHARKS ACADEMY COACH

- SHARKS 7’S COACH (National Inter-Provisional Tournament)

- NEWCASTLE WAILERS 7’S COACH (Dubai International 7’s tournament)

2014:              

- IRB LEVEL 3 QUALIFIED (attained and qualified as a IRB level 3 Coach)

-KZN ACADEMY WEEK (A-Team Head Coach)

- GLENWOOD 1ST XV HEAD COACH

- COLLEGIANS PREMIERE DIVISION CLUB 1ST XV COACH (Community Cup + Gold Cup Coach)

- SHARKS ACADEMY COACH

- SHARKS 7’S COACH (Kenya Safricom)

2013:             

-SHARKS U21 CURRIE CUP (Backline + Defence Coach)

KZN ACADEMY WEEK (A-Team Head Coach)

- GLENWOOD 1ST XV HEAD COACH

- COLLEGIANS PREMIERE DIVISION CLUB U20HEAD COACH

- SHARKS ACADEMY COACH

2012:              

- KZN ACADEMY WEEK (A-Team Head Coach)

- KZN CRAVEN WEEK 7’S COACH

- GLENWOOD 1ST XV COACH

- COLLEGIANS PREMIERE DIVISION CLUB U20 HEAD COACH

- SHARKS ACADEMY COACH

2011:               

- KZN ACADEMY WEEK (A-Team Head Coach)

- GLENWOOD 1ST XV COACH

- COLLEGIANS PREMIERE DIVISION CLUB 1ST XV COACH

2003 - 2010: KZN Academy B-team Head Coach (2008), KZN Academy A-Team Coach (2009 – 2010), Glenwood 1st XV Coach, Collegians Premiere Division 1st XV Captain (player) (2003 – 2010), Sharks XV Voadacom Cup player (2008), Player / Coach: Nice Rugby Club (France) (2006 – 2007), SHARKS Currie Cup Squad (2006), Natal Wildebeest Vodacom Cup Squad Player (2003 – 2005).

COACHING QUALIFICATIONS

IRB LEVEL 3 CERTIFIED COACH (Level 1 + 2 complete)

SHARKS LEVEL 4 CERTIFIED COACH (Level 1, 2 and 3 complete)

IRB EDUCATOR

JAKE WHITE’S WINNING WAYS COACHING COURSE