Diggers Rugby Football Club  

Diggers Junior Rugby

The Diggers Junior’s Rugby Club is affectionately known as the Impi’s!

For the uninitiated, the definition of an Impi is an armed band of Zulu warriors involved in urban or rural conflict, (otherwise known as a rugby field)! Our Impi warriors started in 1999 by Hans Marx and are divided into age groups starting from u/6’s, increasing in stealthy warrior age groups, skilled up into the oldest battle hardened u/18’s, before entering into the Senior Teams. After all, Diggers has produced 30 Springboks, 3 Springbok Captains and 2 Springbok Vice Captains!

Our Impi’s are trained by coaches who are all Boksmart certified and who have also attained a mixture of  IRB Level 1 and IRB Level 2 Coaching certifications.

Junior Training:

Jnr Rugby (u6 - u13) Tuesday & Thursday 17:30 - 19:00

Jnr Rugby (u14 - u18) Wednesday & Friday 17:30 - 19:00

2024 Junior Registration and Pre-Season dates will be communicated

Some of our Impi warriors have been selected into other teams:

2023 – 26 x IPT Team players were selected from Diggers:

U13 - Bradley West, Sinalo Dlakana, Oliver Hayes, Hayden Fry, Ashton McHarg

U14 - Kyle Wolfaardt, Zusakhe cwati, Lincoln Schutte, Noah Tomkinson, Chris Smit 

U15 - Phano Letsie, Caleb Sokolich, Acho Munaokorie 

U16 - Alerick Rachstein, Tyler Maclennan, Oyena Ncala, Jensen Geyer, Evan Botha, Jean-Antony Eblen, Curwin Hill, Lathitha Buso

U18 - Jaden Baillie, Peter Diesel, Thimy Phanzu, Matthew Pretorius, Divan Venter

2022 – 28 x IPT Team players were selected from Diggers:

U13  - Jordan Venter, Hein Janse van Rensburg, Zachary WalbrughLincoln Schütte, Chris Smit, Everett Carlin, Mumu Chirau, Noah Tomkinson, Didi Kleyn, Migael Coetzee

U14- Jacques Fourie, Ryan van Wyk, Phano Letsie, Jack Woolard

U15 - Matthew Hunt, Alerick Rachstein, Matthew Collyer, James Mackenzie, Joshua Mackenzie, Tyler Maclennan, Oyena Ncala, Tristan Daniels, Tyrin Crause,  Konke Gxotani, Wijon Fritz

U16 - Duncan Bevan

U18 - Jaden Baillie, Bradley Moroney


2019 – 14 x IPT Team players were selected from Diggers:

U13  - Sean Lenauer, Ayden Davel, Duncan Beavan, Thabang Ramanala, Ryan Zvinavashe, Shandre Vermaak

U14- Bradley Moroney, Ethan Hayes, Liam Naude

U15 - Adam Andrade

U16 - Brydon Anderson, Luka Stenojevic, JD Moolman

U18 - Francesco de Filipes

2018 – 7 x IPT Team players were selected from Diggers:

U13  - Ethan Hayes, Daniel Button

U14-  Adam Andrade

U15 - Brydon Anderson, Luka Stenojevic

U16 - Dylan Tregurtha, Amu Baloyi

2017 - 12 x IPT Team players were  selected from Diggers:

U/13 - Divan Meyer (prop)

U/14 - Keagan Haine (prop), Luka Stanojevic (lock), Leon Muziva (wing), Jaydon Gouws (flank)

U/15 - Dylan Tregurtha (prop), Ben Hollenbrunt (flank), Francesso De-Fillips (8th Man)

U/16 - Chaya Manase (fly Half), Terry Richards (Scrum Half)

U/18 - Sasha Besemberg (Flank), Emile Wiemand (lock)

2016 - 5 x IPT Team players were selected from Diggers:

Luke Berry, Gabriel Berry, Luka Stanojevic, Jarrod Wilson, Mbongeni Moyo

2015 - Lions Craven Week team, Lions Presidents XV, Central and Central West Regional Rugby teams.

Diggers aims to provide a healthy environment filled with fun and enrichment, whereby the Impi’s are given a chance to develop not only their rugby skills but also their socialization skills and are taught the importance of honesty, integrity and team work, which are valuable tools to be taken forward into their adult lives.