The Championship season may well be over but there isn't a hiatus of rugby activities in Kwale County as South Coast Pirates launched an initiative to spread the gospel of rugby in different learning institutions around the county.
Following completion of the second edition of the Championship league, SCP players and staff were faced with a long offseason ahead but rather than put their feet up and recharge the batteries ahead of the local sevens circuit, an idea to develop key relations with different stakeholders was mooted and with it came the inevitable adventure of developing the next generation.
Led by Pirates team manager Kevin Amiani and head coach Kenny Andola, the programme was officially rolled out to six schools - Shimba Hills, Kaya Tiwi, Waa Boys, Kwale High, Gombato and St Joseph Primary School with at least one coach stemming from the SCP playing squad set to handle each school.
The initiative has been met with a warm welcome according to the team manager Amiani who acknowledged the support accorded to the program thus far
"School administrations are happy to have the SCP Academy program and they are willing to support the work we are doing." he said
The training sessions are based on coaching the basic skills with detailed focus being put on ball handling and tackling presently.
Coaches involved include;