28 Apr All-inclusive Rugby Training Camps near Port Elizabeth
Ex-kings player, Matthew Tayler-Smith, has kept his passion for rugby alive and has created his own rugby field for rugby training camps near Port Elizabeth.
School and Sports Camps near Port Elizabeth
At Leaders in Life School & Sports Camps, in Addo, 50 minutes from Port Elizabeth, teams can come and experience an all-inclusive training camp package.
From a young age, Matthew loved rugby. He played for his school, Grey High, and then went on to play for the Kings from the age of 22, after studying at Stellenbosch University.
Since stopping rugby from a neck injury in 2013, his love for the game is still very much there. His passion together with his want to empower youth has led him to develop his very own rugby training field where he is able to offer all-inclusive rugby training camps.
Having gone on many a training camp with his various rugby teams, he identified the lack of training facilities in the Eastern Cape for school teams. Realising this lack and combining his passion, Matthew decided to turn an idea into his dream, and his dream is now a reality.
Rugby Training Camps – Facilities & Accommodation
Along with putting in his rugby field, he has built a meeting venue for teams to have video analysis sessions, and where wholesome meals are provided.
Accommodation includes tented villages where teams camp next to the Sundays River. These consist of 10 man safari tents with hot water showers and ablutions. Additional accommodation available are our riverside cottages on the banks of the Sundays River.
Other team building activities for rugby teams include canoes to paddle down the Sundays River during their free time, and braai’s for them to enjoy the warmth of the fire under the stars of the African sky. Additionally, there are facilitated team build activities that the Leaders in Life School and Sports camps can offer and can be included in your rugby camp package.
Teams can have a really great experience in the nature of Addo, and have time to connect with one another in between training sessions on the rugby field. Located 50 minutes from Port Elizabeth, it’s not too far to travel but the perfect escape for teams looking for some time away from the city.
Leaders in Life School & Sports Camps
Matthew’s company, Leaders in Life School & Sports Camps, has been running for a year now. As well as rugby training camps, there is also an outdoor education programme offered for schools that go on grade camps and prefects that go on leadership camps.
Matthew and his facilitators run a youth camp programme keeping the kids entertained come rain or shine, and teaching them all about teamwork and mindfulness. Youth camp packages can be tailored to fit your requirements.
It is so important to love what you do, and to do something in which you are passionate. Matthew’s professional career in rugby might have come to an end when he injured his neck but his passion for rugby has driven him to start his company Leaders in Life School & Sports Camps, and will hopefully inspire the youth of today to reach for their dreams and maximise their potential.
For more information about our rugby camp and its facilities, please contact us.