With rugby off-season in full swing, our young athletes have been training smart at Burgundy High Performance Centre in Cape Town.
It’s our first post-season working at our very own gym, studio and field, allowing the Connect athletes to make their gains more consistently throughout the summer and beyond.
Our regular sessions can now focus on everything our players need to recover, grow and come back even stronger for the 2019 rugby season.
Strength & conditioning work is at the heart of what we’re up to for the rest of this year, as the Connect athletes continue to learn about technique, nutrition and much more besides.
The school-age athletes are also studying hard for their end-of-year exams at schools across Cape Town.
Development, on and off the rugby field
We’re also preparing for the transition of our first main group of school leavers, who have already gained work experience – and a World Rugby Sevens qualification – with us in Burgundy Estate.
Those that don’t go on to university will combine their athletic development with further education and work opportunities under our guidance at the HPC.
It’s one of the exciting things we have planned as our children become young adults, ready to enter the professional world.
Connect is committed to providing consistent access to quality resources and opportunities, allowing disadvantaged young people to reach their full potential inside and outside of sport.
We’ve come a long way since holding open training sessions on a field in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, just a few years ago. Check out the timeline on our website to see our journey so far!