IPT coaches and managers appointed early to facilitate intense training programme

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed the coaches and managers for the IPT to be held in Port Elizabeth this December. This has been done earlier than usual for two reasons. Firstly, we want to ensure that the various age-group trials are carefully planned and smoothly run.  Secondly, we’ve decided to give our coaches and managers a unique training programme to help them take our teams, some of which are already the strongest in the country, to an even higher performance level.

To kick off the training, this talented group of 30 will attend a workshop with Paddy Upton – world-renowned high performance and leadership coach. Paddy will focus on the psychology behind coaching successfully, something which he has done for our national cricket side, WP Rugby and many other significant teams throughout his career.

To complement the mental conditioning, our coaches and managers will then be taken through their own high performance coaching programme, specifically tailored for this unique group of athletes and mentors by the Sports Science Institute of South Africa.

Here follows a list of the coaches and managers for the 2017 IPT.


U13 A) Timothy Rezelman

B) Caitlin Van Niekerk

A) Carey Singer

B) Tom Foster

U14 A) Julian Vincent

B) Jack Purcell

A) Jesse Singer

B) Weston Crewe

U15 A) Dean Rimmer

B) Matthew Johnston

A) Matt Logan

B) Matt Stringer

U16 A) Spenser Buxton

B) Diego Pizzimbone

A) Alex Hawkins

B) Brendan Argent

U19 A) Ryan Weideman

B) Nic Molyneux

A) Grant Mackenzie

B) Chad Gabriels



U13 Mika’eel Essa Abigail Smit
U14 Logan Stone Angela Van Dijk
U15 Travis Theron Hannah Calvert
U16 Isma’eel Essa Emma Joubert
U19 Andrew Melck Samantha De Mink


Congratulations to all those selected. Enjoy the training, and good luck for what promises to be an even more successful national tournament!