Congratulations to Lutho Mpande, who becomes our latest sponsored Connect athlete thanks to The South African.
The popular news website for South Africans around the globe is helping us to support Lutho’s continued development, on and off the rugby field.
A R15 000 contribution over the coming year will help us to continue to provide Lutho with the consistent access to quality resources and opportunities that he and his academy mates need to reach their full potential.
Lutho has been an integral part of our academy for over three years, back to our days training on a dusty field close to his home in Makhaza, Khayelitsha.
It’s not just Lutho’s speed that sets him apart
A utility back on the pitch, he also turns his hand to all sorts of things off it.
Lutho’s conscientious, positive approach has made him an outstanding young role model and leader within our Connect family.
He’s also at an age, 17, where The South African’s support can help us to help him take his next steps into the adult world.
The South African joins a growing list of businesses and individuals at home and abroad who have taken the plunge to assist our young people on their journey.
Will you join our athlete sponsors?
Leading public relations firm Irvine Partners recently joined us to support the progression of Lutho’s fellow senior athlete, Sesethu Mtshazi, as she continues her first year studying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Timbercity’s Woodstock branch in Cape Town sponsors three more of our athletes in Boepa, Lamla and our other Lutho.
Leading African law firm Bowmans, meanwhile, are supporting the progress of one of our national rugby sevens champions, Ilitha Ntinini.
Get in touch now to make sure you or your company is a part of supporting the future of South Africa!