Great news: we’re moving to our own high performance centre!

Our athletes can take the next steps towards professionalism, thanks to our upcoming move to a purpose-built facility in Cape Town.

Connect Sports Academy is delighted to be moving to our very own high performance centre in Cape Town in March 2018.

We will be working with our high performance athletes at the facility in Burgundy Estate, 20 kilometers north of Cape Town’s CBD.

It’s the next step towards our ultimate goal.

To provide consistent access to quality resources and opportunities through sport for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

High Performance Centre makes Connect more accessible

The centre has a bespoke gym, studio and training field, as well as a rugby field nearby.

We can’t wait for our youngsters to get started at Burgundy.

They will train frequently after school, on weekends and in the holidays.

It’s our firm belief that young people should be given the tools to become the very best they can be.

And that’s regardless of their background or personal circumstances.

Burgundy’s location opens up Connect’s doors to young athletes with potential from all over the Cape Flats and beyond.

It also helps us to provide a pathway for our primary school athletes as they reach the end of their time with our friends and junior playing partners, Vusa Academy.

A professional environment for young South Africans

The facility will allow us to create an environment in which young people can learn, grow and understand how to become professional young adults.

Our academy has set up the Burgundy High Performance Centre in partnership with Cape Town-based personal trainer Stefan Bester and his Neurofit brand along with Donwynne Bergh.

It will also be open to the public, with group sessions and classes the name of the game.

There will be a focus on mobility, functional movement and core strength – no treadmills here!

Connect’s co-founder and Director of Sport, Murray Ingram, will run the academy’s programme at Burgundy.

A huge thank you to the Burgundy Estate owners as well as the builders, tradesmen and our Nerofit partners for helping the high performance centre become a reality.

We can’t wait for our youngsters to get started!

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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