Iain Coetzee -Manager Sport Academy/ Head Sport Coach and Co-ordinator

Iain Coetzee:

Iain is a passionate and highly accomplished rugby and cricket coach with 14 years coaching experience. He says, “I have coached at all levels from u/8 to senior levels, but find the greatest enjoyment and reward coaching primary school children” Iain’s rugby coaching career started in the Eastern Cape at Paul Sauer High School moving on to senior teams.

Iain’s other accomplishments include rugby coaching and refereeing at various levels; He is also a Level 2 CSA Cricket Coach and head of cricket at the academy.

Iain coaches our u/11 and U13 cricket sides, and was U11 Assistant Coach for SWD Cricket

Iain has represented Western Province Academy at rugby and South Western Districts at junior swimming.


Melanie is from Knysna and joined us from Knysna Primary where she was a teaching assistant in the grade 1 classes, Melanie runs the office and sees to all admin work Mel as we all know her here, is passionate about what we do and assists where she can at events and functions.



Paulus is the head cycling and soccer coach, and is highly accomplished in both these sports. He is affectionately known as ‘Rasta’. He is part of KSA’s ‘Kids in Traffic’ team, which has won a Rotay award for excellence. Paulus pitches in wherever required, including bike, field and club maintenance.





Trevano Thorne

Trevano is a product of the Sport Academy and played both Cricket and Golf for the Academy, he playes club cricket for Pirates Cricket club and assists with both Cricket and golf Practice sessions. Trevano is also assisting with the Snag Golf Program run by Scrstch the local schools.


Conwyn came through the Academy as a youngster joining the golf program, he has since started golf coaching, he is a passionate youngster and is always willing to help and assist where ever he can.

Conwin is also part of the Snag Golf Program that teaches golf at school in out region.






Francois is a product of the Knysna Sport Academys Cycling program starting here as a 16 year old, he attended Knysna Secondary School.

He has helped out at the academy for the past 2 years ridding with the junior groups and is now employed as a part time coach assisting Coach Paulus with cycling on Tuesdays and Thursdays  and with bike repairs as well as doing his own training on a Wednesday afternoon.

Francois competes in the Madibaz XCO series and in the Karoo 2 Coast.