SOWETO RUGBY
SCHOOLS ACADEMY

WHAT IS SOWETO RUGBY SCHOOLS ACADEMY?



Soweto Rugby Schools Academy not only promotes the right to play in communities where children face challenges accessing organised sport, it also provides important learning opportunities where children can practice positive attitudes and behaviours supporting gender equality in their communities.

Rugby’s values of integrity, respect, solidarity, passion and discipline provide a strong anchor for life skills learning and creating an inclusive environment for all.

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CHANGING LIVES THROUGH RUGBY



We believe in the power of sport to change children’s lives. Soweto Rugby Schools Academy implements a range of an innovative and award-winning sport for development curricula, giving children and young people from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to play, learn and grow.

“Soweto Rugby Schools Academy helps young people practice the skills they need to keep safe in a rapidly changing environment and supports efforts to achieve gender inequality and end all forms of violence against children.” Chris Litau , Chair, Soweto Rugby Schools Academy

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ABOUT THE SRSA PROGRAMME

  • Initiated in 2016
  • 300 youth (U 8 & U18 )
  • Life skills through rugby
  • Academics before practice
  • Program is supported by Founding Partner
  • Bursary for talented youth(s)
  • providing a nutritious balanced cooked meal

HOW DO WE SUPPORT CHILDREN?

By taking part in Rugby for development activities, young people from vulnerable communities are equipped to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change and active leadership roles within their communities. Players and coaches develop and practice critical social and emotional skills to build relationships that support positive decision making.

Soweto Rugby Schools Academy has given a platform for females to partake in rugby to erode gender stereotypes and to create positive male and female role models. Soweto Rugby Schools Academy development program wants more young people to practice their right to play sports and learn.