Congratulations Boepa: Our first Grant Khomo Week athlete!

We’re celebrating our first Grant Khomo Week rugby player after Lukhanyo ‘Boepa’ Vokozela’s selection for Western Province.

Our hooker will feature at the Under 16 competition in Kimberley next month.

Boepa has come through a lengthy trial and training period, capping three years of hard work since taking his first rugby steps at our open training sessions in Makhaza, Khayelitsha.

We’re also proud of our prop, Lamla Nunu, who reached the final Western Province training squad for their recent tour to Oudtshoorn.

Both boys began scholarships in January 2018 at Rondebosch Boys’ High School in Cape Town.

Rugby development doesn’t happen by magic

Boepa is supported by Timbercity’s Woodstock branch in Cape Town, as part of our athlete sponsorship programme.

We also remain grateful to several families with boys at Rondebosch Boys’ High.

Without their support with accommodation, transport and much more besides, this next stage of Boepa’s journey wouldn’t have been possible.

If you think you can support our athletes, financially or otherwise, please drop Max a line now. We’d love to hear from you.

There are more capped Connect athletes!

Boepa’s fellow Connect athletes (pictured below, from left to right) Joshua, Mickael, Tsetse, Springbok and Bevan have all been selected to represent the Western Province LSEN side in the coming weeks.

All six boys took part in the Western Province capping ceremony at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night.

In the meantime…

Make sure you look out for Boepa’s dynamic, all-action style in the Northern Cape from 1 July.

And if you’re near Kimberley – get down to Diamantveld High School to cheer him on!

Once his Western Province commitments come to an end, Boepa will rejoin his fellow Connect athletes for training at our High Performance Centre in Burgundy Estate, Cape Town.

We’d love for you to sponsor one of our high performance athletes, or make a direct donation to support the work that we do.

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