Mitchell lands UKZN job

2013-09-04 14:00
John Mitchell (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Former Golden Lions coach John Mitchell has been appointed as Director of Rugby at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

According to the Rugby365 website, Mitchell will oversee the rugby coaches, fitness and medical staff on the UKZN campuses, as well as coaching and preparing the UKZN Impi team for the Varsity Shield competition.

The 49-year-old New Zealander said he is honoured to help grow the game in KwaZulu-Natal.

"KZN is my home now and I am passionate about rugby. I believe I am in a position in life to impart knowledge and pass on my vast experience to serve and work with our people. I look forward to leading, nurturing, teaching, and inspiring young students in an important time in their lives."

Sibusiso Chalufu, executive director of student services at the university, confirmed the news.

"The university is honoured to have secured the services of a coach and mentor of John Mitchell's standing. I believe our students and coaches stand to benefit tremendously from working with him," commented Chalufu.

Mitchell quit his role as Lions head coach in December last year. He also coached the All Blacks between 2002 and 2003 and took charge of Australian Super Rugby outfit, the Force, between 2006 and 2010.

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