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Elliot Fana Death

Elliot Fana Death – Obituary: Former Border Bulldogs head coach Elliot Fana has died in a automobile accident, Sport24 can reveal.

The College of Fort Hare (UFH) confirmed Fana’s demise, with JP Roodt, the college spokesperson, saying his passing left “a terrific void within the province”.

“The College of Fort Hare group is in mourning following the premature departure of buddy and colleague, Mr Elliot Fana, who handed in a automobile accident yesterday (Tuesday),” stated Roodt.

“There’s a nice void within the province at the moment. Mr Fana all the time had daring goals for youth and sport at each an institutional and provincial degree.

“He labored tirelessly to realize his imaginative and prescient and the excessive requirements that he set for himself and others.

“As a part of his memorialisation, the UFH Blues will put on black armbands at an upcoming Varsity Defend match whether it is permitted by the organisers.”

Particulars of the accident are but to be decided at this stage.

Fana coached World Cup-winning Springboks Makazole Mapimpi and Lukhanyo Am throughout his time as a Border coach between 2014 and 2016.

He additionally coached Proteas Take a look at captain Dean Elgar cricket at St Dominic’s Faculty in Welkom earlier than going full-time into rugby teaching.

On the time of his demise, Fana was the director of rugby at Fort Hare, which was driving excessive on this yr’s Varsity Defend competitors after 4 wins in 4 matches.

Fana additionally coached UFH Blues from 2009 to 2013 previous to taking on on the Border provincial union, the place gamers like Mapimpi, Am, Masixole Banda, Billy Dutton and Johannes Jonker excelled underneath his tutelage.

From 2008 to 2011, he was additionally an SA Underneath-20 technical coach, working underneath then-Underneath-20 head coach Eric Sauls. Springboks Elton Jantjies, Pat Lambie, Jaco Taute and Francois Venter, in addition to Eire worldwide CJ Stander, had been a part of that nationwide Underneath-20 staff in that interval.

He additionally coached the Border Underneath-21 aspect to the Currie Cup B-Division title in 2011.

Fana spoke on the staff’s promise within the MAP1MP1 documentary – about Mapimpi’s rise to stardom – airing on SuperSport’s rugby and Grandstand channels at 20:00 on 27 March.

Roodt added: “As well as, the UFH Well being Science Institute of the School of Sciences will dedicate tomorrow’s (Thursday’s) inaugural two-day Sport Psychology and Improvement convention in East London to the loving reminiscence of Mr Fana.

“The convention is held in collaboration with the Japanese Cape Division of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Tradition, and the Japanese Cape and the Japanese Cape Sports activities Academy.”

UFH Blues subsequent play Cape Peninsula College of Know-how (CPUT) within the Varsity Defend in Cape City on 1 April.