Congratulations to our athlete Newman Makovere, who has been sponsored by the PNA stationary store all the way up in Tzaneen!
News of Newman’s tough tackling and no-nonsense approach to rugby must have made its way as far as Limpopo.
A huge thank you to Brenda Alberts and everyone at the PNA branch from all of us.
They are making a financial contribution to our academy as part of our athlete sponsorship scheme.
Sese has just begun her sports management course at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
A few years of high school life remain for Newman…
…but that’s not all.
He’s also a budding rugby referee, having followed the international and Super Rugby action closely over recent years on TV at our Khayelitsha clubhouse.
PNA Tzaneen’s support will help Connect to provide what Newman needs over the coming year, on and off the field.
We aspire to nurture professional rugby players as an academy, but Newman is a perfect example of how we also want to develop rounded, professional young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Connect now has several sponsored athletes
Newman joins a number of our high performance athletes in receiving sponsorship from far and wide.
Leading African law firm Bowmans signed up in 2017 to support Ilitha ‘Mister’ Ntinini on his journey towards adulthood.
Lukhanyo ‘Boepa’ Vokozela, Lamla Nunu and Lutho Dyalvane are all making strides with the help of the hardware store.