Ninette Kruyt Credit: Ninette Kruyt

New strength and conditioning coach for the Uganda Sevens rugby team Ninette Kruyt will fine-tune the outfit ahead of the World Cup this summer in San Francisco, USA.

[/media-credit] Ninette Kruyt (middle) with national team players at Makerere Rugby Grounds Credit: Ninette Kruyt

The Master’s in Sports Science holder rejoined the team after her initial stint with the side during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Qualifiers.

She was first introduced to the team in February and according to Ramsey Olinga – the CEO of the Uganda Rugby Union, she will continue working with the national head coach Tolbert Onyango.

“We decided to take advantage of her expertise because she is among the best in Africa as a high performance coach who is also a strength and conditioning expert,” Olinga said.

“She arrived on Sunday and will be with the team for two weeks before she travels back and again returns next month for more sessions,” Olinga said.

Ninette replaced Kenyan Geoffrey Kimani who was in charge of strength and conditioning last year.

[/media-credit] Ninette Kruyt Credit: Ninette Kruyt

She’s experienced and has worked with the Junior Springboks and Namibia at the 2015 World Cup as well the South African national rugby sevens – Blitzbokke.

Uganda alongside South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe will represent the African continent at the 2018 Rugby Sevens World Cup.

The Rugby Cranes will kickoff with a tie against Samoa in the preliminary round on July 20 at the AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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