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"Pirates devise new academy recruitment strategy"
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South Coast Pirates' quest to remain competitive within the country's boundaries has received a new boost in the form of a scouting and recruitment exercise which is to be conducted within Kwale County.

Involving the club's players as its facilitators, the project is aimed at searching for the most promising talents within the county through the involvement of a selected number of South Coast Pirates players as coaches in the various institutions earmarked as talent conveyor belts within the county.

Being a team on the rise, it became important that the club puts itself in a position of joining the country's elite. While development may have been going on well already, a serious look at coaching in schools will help to complete the realisation of the South Coast Pirates Academy dream as well as buillding the team's player depth and improve the game's standards in general.

As a result, ten players have taken up the mandate to pass on their rugby skills to students in the different schools and later reward the most promising with admission into SCPA, whose main goal is to feed quality players into the Pirates first team.

The players, including Charles Okwemba and Derrick Mambili, will lead coaching clinics in schools like Kaya Tiwi Secondary School, Kwale High School among others.

Speaking on the programme, Pirates head coach Kenny Andola labelled the exercise as a clear display of one of the main objectives of the club.

'We have the ability to reach out to the whole area in search of the best and it's great to imagine what this can offer to our academy." Hhe said

Pirates have continued to reap rewards of the academy system, with players like Charles Tendwa and most recently William Kyalo, who all featured in the latest 23-12 win over Ngong.

The schools and players involved include;

  • Waa Boys High School - Ramtu Hassan
  • Gombato Secondary School - Charles Okwemba
  • Shimba Hills Secondary School - Stephen Ongeri, Sudi Hussein
  • Kaya Tiwi - Kevin Amiani
  • Kwale High School - Hajj Mohammed, Kenny Ombache
  • Lunga Lunga - Derrick Mambili
  • St Joseph Primary School - Jacob Adera, Ken Wambua, Clinton Machero
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