Our Director of Rugby, Murray Ingram, has written for South Africa’s leading independent news site, explaining how Akha and Aya’s scholarships to SACS high school were three years in the making.
He says: “What Connect Sports Academy has achieved underscores once again why transformation and high performance don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
“It’s also a reminder why transformation has to be played as a long game with financial, logistical and emotional investment required to make it work.
“We have adapted the model so that we are focused on being a fully fledged high performance academy.
“We’ve handed over a lot of our grass roots, mass participation work to our partners at the Vusa Academy. This frees us up to focus every day on helping the most talented athletes in our system fulfil their potential.”