THE Windhoek Gymnasium appointed former Springbok rugby player Jan Hendrik de Beer, better known Jannie de Beer, has been named the Director of Rugby and its school director, Janneman Brand, as the first-time school rugby team coach.
The 48-year-old de Beer played flyhalf for the South African national team in 13 tests, with 183 points. De Beer, who is currently in South Africa, will relocate to Namibia as he is going to commence his duties in January 2020 to overlook all the rugby-related matters at the Windhoek private school.
Both, the newly appointed Director and his Coach are facing an extravaganza experience as the school was invited to Japan for the Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament for 2020.
The tournament will host 8 top school rugby teams, which include New Zealand, Australia, France, South Africa, England and Japan.
“This tour is indeed something to look forward to in the New Year, and we believe it will become a highlight on our annual rugby calendar,” said Colette Rieckert, Managing Director of Windhoek Gymnasium.