In November 2011, Brian Liebenberg ended his rugby playing career, but he never left the rugby World. His passion for rugby helped guide him towards a new project after his 13 years at professional level.
PlaybvII ( pronounced playball ) is the result of an idea to get as many people as possible to play rugby and to use the ball as a learning tool to better their rugby skills. Effectively Brian Liebenberg considers that :
- You should learn good technical skills from a very young age.
- Be able to exercise these techniques with speed but always doing them correctly and having fun while training.
- Not always going straight into contact situations, this way kids learn to play with the rugby ball properly, an important factor for all rugby players.
- Getting rugby back to being played everywhere. Rugby is a free game...Accessible to all. One evening, watching a few kids run after a football, Brian realized that rugby had to get back into the street!. It became clear to him that he needed to find a way to get a rugby culture back to being played in schools, parks, beaches etc. And to be able to use the fundamental values of rugby like solidarity, team spirit and respect!
- Why can rugby not have the same exposure and accessibility as football? A ball, Players, boys and girls, old and young, anywhere and on just about any surface.....
- To enjoy playing the game no matter what physical potential each participant has.