Diggers Rugby Football Club  


Diggers Junior Rugby

The Diggers Junior’s Rugby Club is affectionately known as the Impi’s!

For the uninitiated, the definition of an Impi is an armed band of Zulu warriors involved in urban or rural conflict, (otherwise known as a rugby field)!

Our Impi warriors are divided into age groups starting from u/6’s, increasing in stealthy warrior age groups, skilled up into the oldest battle hardened u/14’s, before entering into the Senior Teams. After all, Diggers has produced 30 Springboks, 3 Springbok Captains and 2 Springbok Vice Captains!

Our Impi’s are trained by coaches who are all Boksmart certified and who have also attained a mixture of  IRB Level 1 and IRB Level 2 Coaching certifications.

Juniors: Pre-Season Training

The official Junior Pre-Season start will be 9th March 2019

However our age groups have already started training ahead of the Official start date:
2008 - U/11 - Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 - 7:00
2007 - U/12 - Thursday 5:30 - 7:00 & Sat 8:30 - 10:00
2006 - U/13 – 24 Jan – Thursdays 5:30 – 7:00 & Sat 8:30 - 10:00
2010 - U/9 - 6 Feb - Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:00
2009 - U/10 - 19 Feb - Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:00

Some of our Impi warriors have been selected into other teams:

2015 Lions Craven Week team, Lions Presidents XV, Central and Central West Regional Rugby teams.

2017 - 12 IPT Team players were selected from Diggers:

U/13 - Divan Meyer (prop)

U/14 - Keagan Haine (prop), Luka Stanojevic (lock), Leon Muziva (wing), Jaydon Gouws (flank)

U/15 - Dylan Tregurtha (prop), Ben Hollenbrunt (flank), Francesso De-Fillips (8th Man)

U/16 - Chaya Manase (fly Half), Terry Richards (Scrum Half)

U/18 - Sasha Besemberg (Flank), Emile Wiemand (lock)

2016 - 5 IPT Team players were selected from Diggers:

Luke Berry, Gabriel Berry, Luka Stanojevic, Jarrod Wilson, Mbongeni Moyo

All our coaching sessions are overseen by trained medical staff.

At the end of the day, Diggers aims to provide a healthy environment filled with fun and enrichment, whereby the Impi’s are given a chance to develop not only their rugby skills but also their socialization skills and are taught the importance of honesty, integrity and team work, which are valuable tools to be taken forward into their adult lives.