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Family man is new Head Coach at Hamilton-SP RFC

Phil Cronje has been appointed as the new Head Coach of Hamilton-SP Rugby Football Club.

Family man, Phil is married to Elana for the past six years and they have a little boy of 4 years old.

He joins Hammies from our neighbours SK Walmers RFC and has been coaching since 2003 when he started at NTK as under 20 coach.

With a wealth of international coaching experience, having coached in countries like Australia, New Zealand and Canada, Phil is extremely excited about the challenge ahead.

We welcome him to our family and wish him all the best!




Hamilton SP RFC are proud of the significant milestone reached by Luca Simone and Luke Mardell.


Both boys recently achieved 50 caps for Hamilton, putting them in a unique category of only 4 players on record to have achieved this feat, one of the others to achieve this of course is Oliver Beagrie, who started his rugby at Reddam and has recently been capped for WP at u12.


Luke Mardell has the added distinction of having captained his team in all 51 caps that he has played.


Both boys have been outstanding servants to the club over the years, having started out at U8. Together they have formed the backbone of the most successful team in Hamiltons junior history, boasting an extraordinary 82% win record over 4 seasons.


We salute Luke and Luca for their extraordinary dedication to Hamilton and their fantastic performances over the years.

A RISING STAR, Oliver Beagrie – WP U/12

It is with great pleasure for Hamilton SP RFC to announce that Oliver Beagrie has been selected to represent the WP U12 squad to tour Riversdale on the weekend of 20th / 21st September 2019.

Oliver joined Hammies in April 2016 and is the 2nd most capped junior on record with a total of 56 Caps in our famous colours

He is a stalwart in his team, fiercely competitive on the field and his passion for rugby is inspiring.  Oliver’s many outstanding performances led him to be selected as the Hamilton’s U11 player of the year in 2018.

Adrian Kay coached and tutored Oliver and can attest to the fact that he eats, sleeps and breathes RUGBY!  The more knowledge he can acquire, asking countless questions about the game and his opponents for the next match, the happier he is!

Oliver is a true ambassador for the Club, who has red, black and gold running through his veins; and worthy of the accolades afforded him which have been achieved through incredible single minded determination and the equally incredible support of his parents who have stood behind him every step of the way.

For a player that doesn’t even have rugby at his school and has learnt everything from his coaches, particularly Jason Alexander as his U12 coach, Hamilton RFC extends their congratulations to Oliver on his achievements.