Boepa and Lamla set off for Craven Week with WP

Our pair are en route to Grey College.

The senior national youth rugby week is just around the corner in South Africa – and our athletes are on their way to play their part with Western Province.

Lukhanyo “Boepa” Vokozela and Lamla Nunu are heading up to Bloemfontein for their respective pre-competition camps ahead of the action starting on Monday 1 July.

Boepa has been selected at hooker in the Western Province Craven Week side that features at Grey College.

Lamla, meanwhile, will play at prop for the Academy Week side, with both of our long-serving athletes in just their first year of senior school rugby.

Imaad Phillips, who spent much of the off-season training with us at our Burgundy High Performance Centre base, has also been called up to the Academy XV squad in the Free State.

Connect athletes developing on and off the field

Sesethu Mtshazi, our leading senior athlete, began her Currie Cup season with victory as she started for Western Province away to the Blue Bulls in Pretoria last weekend.

While she was busy doing that, our post-school apprentices were also part of a big win as they continued their Under 20 campaign with Union Milnerton.

They were fresh from a week developing their coaching skills, as we let them loose on our school-age athletes during our first rugby sevens holiday coaching clinic.

Help our athletes rise through rugby

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If you or your company can help, we’d love to hear from you so please get in touch. Connect is a registered non-profit company and can issue a Section 18(A) certificate for South African donations.

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