Zane Mthethwa

“Sometimes I feel aggressive, but now in a good way so I can do some ruck cleaning and tackling!

Without Connect I’d be sitting on the street corners – maybe I’d have been a member of a gang and smoking drugs and drinking. Sometimes home is a place where I don’t want to be and I’d rather be outside of Khayelitsha. Connect helps a lot with that.

Being part of Connect means everything to me, it makes me proud. It makes me feel happy to be a Connect player. I dream in future to be a professional player so my mum, my father and my family can see me on TV!”


Swashbuckling front row forward Zane has been a member of Connect Sports Academy since early in 2015. Since then, he has worked his way into our high performance programme and is sponsored by The Pundits. As one of our most senior young athletes, Zane is completing his schooling in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, while working towards representative honours and a potential future in the professional game.

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