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PSA Academies Coaches Q&A – BJ Botha (Irish Academies)

By June 18, 2019June 20th, 2019No Comments

It’s not every day that you get to announce a Rugby World Cup winner as part of your high performance coaching team but PSA Academies are delighted to welcome BJ Botha as a key member of our team for the Irish Academies taking place in July (Roscrea & Limerick) and August (Kilkenny & Westmeath).  Quite apart from his top level coaching experience, BJ has great experience at coaching academy level in Munster Rugby with Garryowen FC and is our key coaching partner for Shadowball.

Read more about BJ’s rugby career to date in his profile Q&A below plus see the full Head Coaching Team for PSA Rugby Academy Limerick here.

Question/Area Answer
Full Name Brendon J Botha
Clubs as Player Natal Sharks, Ulster, Munster, Lyon, Biarritz
Playing Honours Clubs above, Barbarians, SA U21s, SA “A”, Springboks

2007 RWC Winner

Current Coaching Position(s) Garryowen FC U20s
Coaching Honours Level 1 and Level 2 World Rugby
Coaching Speciality Forwards, Scrum and Lineout, Defence
Coaching Pet Hates Coaches restricting young players to express themselves by certain coaching methods
Most Likely To Say When Coaching Pass the ball
Least Likely To Say When Coaching Don’t pass the ball
Best Player You Played With? Too many to list
Best Player You’ve Coached? Too early to call
Which C.A.R.D.S. feature is Most Important for A Young Player? (Creativity, Awareness, Resilience, Decision Making, Self Organisation)? Awareness and Decision Making
Favourite Physical Exercise? Cycling and running
Most Looking Forward To At The PSA Rugby Academy? Working with the next generation of players and learning as much as I can
Dream Coaching Job? Forwards/Scrum consultant over a number of teams
Best Rugby Experience To Date? RWC 2007 / Playing Barbarians Rugby
Favourite Current Player? I’ll tell you after the RWC!
Favourite Rugby Ground? Kings Park Durban, Thomond Park
Favourite Pro Rugby Jersey? South Africa
Favourite Rugby Podcast/Programme? Live Rugby
Who Wins the 2019 RWC? Hedging my bets on either South Africa or Ireland