FNB Shimlas beef up their skills

FNB Varsity Cup

FNB Shimlas recruit skills coach Melusi Mthethwa.

Mthethwa is a friendly down-to-earth person who always greets with a smile and excitement. He is passionate about rugby and he strives to develop young players. Born in Badplaas and beginning  his rugby career at Ligbron Technical High School in Ermelo, he represented Mpumalanga at Craven Week.

“Kobus Stander, the first team coach, motivated and moulded me into a good rugby player and better person,”said Melusi.

Mthethwa studied and graduated at NWU, where he played and later became a coach.

 “Look I love the game and I just want to develop young players to be the best they can. I came to Shimlas because I felt I need to grow as a coach,” he said.

Mthethwa came to Bloemfontein in 2017, where coached the Free State Under-19 team and is currently the coach of the Free State Under-21 team. He is also a scout for Free State Rugby.

“The FNB Varsity Cup is a platform for young players to develop and create opportunities to play senior rugby. I believe the new generation can take rugby in South Africa to a higher level, we just need to create an environment where all players have an equal opportunity to show their talent,” he concluded.

Mthethwa is proud to be part of the FNB Shimlas coaching team and will contribute to the future success of Shimlas rugby. He may not be a Player that Rocks but he is without a doubt a Coach that Rocks.