Three of our senior athletes are in Potchefstroom to play in the SA Rugby Inter-provincial Sevens competition.
Tsetse Kawaya, Joshua Visagie and Mickael Williams will line up to represent the South Africa LSEN team against their fellow leading schoolboy sevens players.
Tsetse and Mickael have already represented the national side at the flagship U18 Academy Week in Paarl, alongside fellow Connect athlete Reno Lubbe.
That means they arrived in Potch armed with a World Rugby Sevens Level One coaching qualification.
Completing the coaching course was just one aspect of the boys’ work experience, as we strive to equip them for the professional world, on and off the rugby field.
Connect athletes impressing on the national rugby stage
They left for their pre-competition training camp a week before another of our athletes, Lukhanyo Vokozela, makes the shorter trip to Paarl for some training of his own.
The hooker we call ‘Boepa’ has been identified by SARU to take part in their Elite Development Camp at Paarl Gimnasium throughout the first week of October.
And the landmarks keep coming, with Sesethu Mtshazi becoming our first Currie Cup representative recently when she played for Western Province against Free State Cheetahs.
We’re committed to providing consistent access to quality resources and opportunities, giving our athletes the best possible chance we can of fulfilling their potential.
If you’re passing by the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds, pop in to say “howzit” to our youngsters!