The experienced Jerome Paarwater has been named head coach of Western Province for the upcoming Currie Cup campaign, with former Springbok loose forward Kabamba Floors and Nazeem Adams his assistant coaches.
Paarwater, a former Western Province loose forward, has been part of the union’s coaching structures since 2003 when he first served as WP forwards coach.
In 2007, he was the Stormers forwards coach and went on to be head coach of the Western Province team in the Vodacom Cup.
In recent years, he has taken charge of the WP U21 and U20 teams, nurturing talents such as Salmaan Moerat, Herschel Jantjies and Damian Willemse.
Floors will be the forwards coach, having coached the WP U20 pack this season, while former Junior Boks coach Nazeem Adams will oversee the backline.
Paarwater says he is looking forward to guiding a squad full of talent, as Province aim for a record 35th Currie Cup title.
“We have got great depth here, with exciting players coming through our ranks all the time.
“This campaign will be challenging, given that it will run at the same time as the Stormers’ Vodacom United Rugby Championship season, but with the likes of Kabamba and Nazeem assisting me, I am confident that we can get the best out of our players and showcase the talent we have here,” he said.
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