Game On - Issue 40-2017 GOM May '17 Issue 40 - Page 23

main feature: water polo Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Provided Luvuyo Rubushe made his country proud when he coached the SA U17 Boys to gold at the EU 12 Nationals Water Polo Cup in the Czech Republic earlier this year. What makes this achievement special is that it was the 23 year old’s first competition as the national U17 Boys head coach. Game On Magazine caught up with Luvuyo at Pretoria Boys High School to chat about his coaching, winning gold and his coaching aspirations. Full name Luvuyo Takalani Rubushe Date of birth 24 July 1993 Place of birth Pretoria High school Stirling High School Tertiary education Capsicum Culinary School Teams represented Stirling High School 1st team (2008-2011), Border Schools Water Polo (2005-2011), SA U20 Junior Men (2011) Teams coached St Alban’s College (2012- 2014); Pretoria Boys’ High School 1st team, U16A (2015-present), SA U17 Boys Achievements • Coached SA U17 Boys to gold at the EU 12 Nationals Water Polo Cup (2017) • Represented SA U20 Junior Men (2011) Results at the EU 12 Nationals Water Polo Cup: • Beat Wales 1-13 • Beat Lithuania 1-13 • Beat Switzerland 13-10 (QF) • Beat Czech Republic 12-6 (SF) • Beat England 8-6 (F) “ON THE CLOCK” WITH luvuyo Game On Magazine, ISSUE 40 – 2017/5 23