Of all the high performance athletes in Connect’s programme, we have perhaps seen the biggest physical change in Lamla. Since he joined the academy early in 2015 – never having touched a rugby ball before – he has turned himself into a powerhouse forward, with a little help from our academy’s nutritional programme!
Unsurprisingly, he puts his size to good use in the front row, as well as making the most of our off-season strength and conditioning programme to shed the excess and take the shape of a young high performance athlete with the potential to go far.
Lamla started on a scholarship at Rondebosch Boys’ High School in Cape Town alongside Lukhanyo Vokozela in 2018.
The pair were selected to represent Western Province at the Under 15 Iqhawe Week in Johannesburg – as they came home as national champions.
In 2017, their Western Cape Sport School side beat off all the regional competition in 2017 to represent the Western Cape at the national Top Schools competition in Durban, where they went all the way to the final.
The side also included their fellow Connect athlete, Lutho Dyalvane.
All three boys are sponsored by the Woodstock, Cape Town, franchise of Timbercity. Join them in supporting a Connect high performance athlete!