Western Province-capped Ilitha is one of the most exciting prospects in our academy. He has been with Connect since day one in 2014 and first made the provincial squad at Under 12 level in August 2016, going on to win the national rugby sevens title with WP in 2017.
Known as ‘Mister’ by all in Connect, he is sponsored by leading African law firm Bowmans, who are supporting his participation in our high performance programme. Click here to see how you can sponsor our leading athletes.
His agility, footwork and passing skills are second to none amongst his peers – attributes that saw him selected by Western Province at U13 level for the 2017 season alongside fellow Connect athlete, Akha Mjawule.
He also sets the standard for the training required to fulfil your potential and has the capacity to become an inspirational leader on a rugby field. We have seen growing signs of this trait in our clubhouse, where Ilitha lives and leads by example.