2019 Clan Coaching Spotlight - Warren de Bruin
In this spotlight we have our 1st Division senior mens coach for the year. Another guy who has a strong history with the club and someone we were very excited to have return to coaching in the last few years. Today we are happy to spotlight Warren de Bruin.
What are you coaching?
Coaching Senior Men’s 1st Division
When did you start playing rugby?
Started playing at age 7.
Brief playing/ coaching history?
Played professional rugby for the Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs in South Africa and then spent a few seasons over in Ireland.
What brought you to the Clan?
There was this Saffa named Phil that coached here for a season that brought me with him for a summer out here to play. Loved it and ended up relocating from Vancouver.
What got you into coaching?
I wanted to stay in the game after playing and found coaching an easy transition as a former player.
What's your coaching philosophy?
The best coaching advice I was given was this “Rugby isn’t a game that’s going to give you character, it’s going to find out who’s got it” You have to be prepared to sacrifice a lot to get your results.
Do you have any special talents that people aren't aware of?
It’s called a “njoffie” back home, I’ve been known to give a mean one. if you don’t know what that is just ask me.