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What We Do
Player and Coach Recruitment
Players be your own agent. Travel the world, learn about new cultures and join a club to gain more experience. The sporting world is now open globally – make use of this. Those coaches who would like to either coach in a different country to gain more experience or for the experienced coaches who would want to share their knowledge for two weeks in another country. We can assist you to make this dream a reality.
We offer students different distance education or online Certificates, Diploma and Short courses, in partnership with our accredited training partners.
High Peformance Coaching and Refereeing Clinincs
We specialize in hosting High Performance rugby coaching and refereeing clinics in South Africa for both male and female players and referees.
Schools and Clubs
Advertise your sports event for free on our website. With more than 250 000 direct marketing to schools and clubs globally you can be sure that your event will get the exposure you are looking for and hopefully you will receive entries from all over the world.
We want to assist clubs and schools globally to have a platform to advertise their sporting events for free. We also host our own sporting events in Cape Town, South Africa on an annual basis.
Touring to and from South Africa – NOW you have a “one-stop-do it-all” Company that will assist you in planning your tour. We will arrange everything from flights, transport, visas, accommodation, matches, coaching, visiting cultural sites, safari’s and so much more. Visit Eco South Africa for more information.
Chris Heald is our UK based colleague and is as passionate about sport and travel to South Africa as we are. Chris has been involved in sport for the last 50 years as a player – representing England schoolboys at football and Switzerland at rugby – , a level 2 rugby coach – in both the UK and Italy, rugby club general manager in Italy and as sport travel specialist taking groups and teams all over the world. He has travelled extensively and, having lived in the Caribbean, North & South America, Hong Kong, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and the UK, is keen that anyone with a love of sport and travel has experiences like he has had.
Head coach and founder, Riaan van Straten played professional rugby in South Africa for 7 years and has been coaching for 19 years. He has a degree in Biokinetics and is a World Rugby Level 3 accredited coach. A well-known coach in South Africa with a highly successful track record and one of the best in the business when it comes to 3 dimensional coaching and developing players physically and mentally, to reach their full potential.
Riaan Barnard is the director of the sports analysis company Statspro. Statspro have developed a Multi sport Analysis platform that gives players and coaches access to all their stats and video clips on any smartphone, tablet or computer.
Wian Smit is a pioneer in the world of fitness testing, challenging the way we think about movement and the evaluation thereof. His research into testing has led to the establishment of VOVIA, a unit that specializes in fitness testing and biomechanical analysis, providing player statistics to players and coaches internationally. VOVIA administers testing batteries that is supported by latest research and articles, providing results that are valid and reliable when used to examine adaptations of training, assess training programmes, monitor individual development, identify talent, prescribe training, and predict performance.