Growing up in the Bo-Kaap often means that rugby runs through your veins. So when the SK Walmers Academy teamed up with schools in Samora Machel and Joe Slovo, they created a new family, each bringing their unique strengths to this legendary club. The three communities meet on the field on match days, facing the challenges of diversity head-on and giving these young players a real chance at succeeding at the game and as South Africans.
In many South African communities, sports coaches take on the role of mentor, teacher, superhero and, sometimes, father. Coach Mak of Vusa Academy is one such coach. This is why we at DirectAxis back Vusa Rugby Academy and its coaches, so they can back the boys of Langa; the Future of Rugby. Follow Mak on his day and you’ll see what a vital role he, and rugby, plays in the community and in the lives of these young children.
Breaking stereotypes of what it means to be female athletes, the girls of Busy Bees RFC in Langa are tackling life’s challenges and scoring victory upon victory for women’s empowerment, on and off the field. The female staff of DirectAxis decided the girls needed a break and some appreciation, just in time for Women’s Month.