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.
|Brendon J Botha
|Clubs as Player
|Natal Sharks, Ulster, Munster, Lyon, Biarritz
|Clubs above, Barbarians, SA U21s, SA “A”, Springboks
2007 RWC Winner
|Current Coaching Position(s)
|Garryowen FC U20s
|Level 1 and Level 2 World Rugby
|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?
|Favourite Rugby Podcast/Programme?
|Who Wins the 2019 RWC?
|Hedging my bets on either South Africa or Ireland