We are here to focus on the holistic personal development of the professional rugby players to ensure that they are equipped with the necessary skills and education to be successful in life outside of rugby.
We work with the North West University (NWU) to provide our players with a 24/7 mental well-being hotline, which they can use for:
– We also have mental health presentation sessions with our members during our union visits to create more awareness about the importance of mental health.
Our National Player Development Manager works with managers from the Lions, Bulls, Sharks, Western Province and Cheetahs to develop and maintain a standard player development framework and curriculum.
As players’ organisation we want to ensure that all unions address player development in an unswerving and consistent manner to safeguard the members’ development outside of rugby, especially when they move from one union to another.
Part-time player development managers (PDMs)
Our Part-time PDMs will carry out the Player Development Programme and will also draft Personal Development Plans for all senior players.