Our young athletes have every reason to be excited in 2018, as several of them begin life on scholarships at leading Cape Town schools.
Eight youngsters involved in our system will combine high performance rugby with an academic environment conducive to excellence.
And it’s all part of our commitment to create the best possible chances for them to fulfill their potential.
Iqhawe Week champions at Under 15 level in 2017, Lukhanyo Vokozela and Lamla Nunu begin their first year at Rondebosch Boys’ High School.
Their progression has been three years in the making. From joining in our open training sessions in Khayelitsha to this latest, exciting step on their journey.
Boepa and Lamla aren’t alone in the southern suburbs
Akha Mjawule and Aya Machuli, meanwhile, have begun as boarders at SACS high school in time for their U14 year.
Next-door to them at SACS Primary School is Endi Peter. He stole a march on his academy mates by completing his fourth term there in 2017.
Another long-term member of Connect, Sesethu Mtshazi, is beginning her first year studying sports management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
It’s not just the Connect veterans that are prospering…
Beyond our long-standing youngsters, all of whom come from Khayelitsha, we’re thrilled to have played a part in the progression of three further young stars in recent months.
Eugene (SACS), Redhau (Wynberg) and Haashim (Bishops) also remain a part of our system as they begin their scholarships.
They joined us for training and fixtures in 2017.
It’s all about encouraging sporting and social transformation in South Africa through access to quality resources and opportunities.
We can’t wait to share the progress of these guys with you over the coming year and beyond.