Santa Pola Sharks Rugby Club

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Santa Pola Sharks Rugby Club

Santa Pola Sharks is a newly formed Rugby Team in Santa Pola. It is currently formed as an association with future plans in place to be registered in the Federacion Valeniciano de Rugby with headquarters in Valencia. Our Intention is to get the first season, with all the preparation needed for the players of all grades foremost from Senior mens right down to Semi/ non contact 5-8 years old before entering the league.

Interested in joining Boot Camp, Spain Santa Pola Sharks?

Boot Camp, Spain Santa Pola Sharks are currently looking for players across the Costa Blanca including La Marina, Elche and Gran Alacant. If you’re interested in joining Boot Camp, Spain Santa Pola Sharks then call the numbers below.

Founder and Director - Antonio Nawaqavou

`Antonio wants to set up a totally new club bringing back some of the old teaching of rugby values, spirit and mix with modern coaching…’

Antonio is the oldest of 3 rugby playing brothers Pictured far left (Setefano - Brothers Rugby Club, Brisbane, Australia, Benditto - Vallejo Barbarians Rugby Club, San Fransisco, USA) born into the rugby family of Nukubalavu, Savusavu (Hidden Paradise), in the Fiji Islands.

He played most of his rugby and started coaching in New Zealand at the Star Rugby Club, (Spotswood UnitedRFC Merger of the Spotswood College Old Boys) Runner Up - Finalist Vs Kaponga Rugby club (Ex All Black Fullback - Kieren Crowley and his Brothers, current Canada Coach) in 1984 second division of the Taranaki Rugby Union in Taranaki New Zealand.

Back in the good old days of rugby he played at the top level before moving to Auckland and joined, Auckland Grammar Old Boys, also the club of the former All Blacks Captain, Gary Whetton and his Twin brother Alan J Whetton, (the only Twin Brother ever played for the All Blacks), where he also played top club rugby.

He took up coaching a bit more seriously, and he is married to a Spanish Barrister of Las de Rozas. Madrid, where he has coached few top clubs since 2004. He has won 2 “Madrid Cup” with 2 different top clubs, one as head coach and the other a forward coach, all within a period of 3 seasons.

He now wants to set up a totally new club bringing back some of the old teaching of rugby values, spirit and mix with modern coaching, as he has done with a few clubs that he has been involved in lately, like the new set up of N332 BAA BAAS SELECTION and the new Santa Pola Rugby Academy (SPRA).

Contact Us

Tony (0034) 622 144 539 English spoken

Marta (0034) 652 014 192 Spanish spoken

Shalb (0034) 660 147 755 Fench spoken

Ian (0034) 634 367 295 Stand-In Academy Manager / Head Coach

Thursday 9pm-10pm Playa Levante, Santa Pola

Saturday 11am-1pm Playa Tamarit, Santa Pola

[email protected]


Find it here

Training Days at Playa Levante, Santa Pola Thursday 9pm-10pm