With the Rugby World Cup taking place during September and October, a breakfast was held at the Wanderers Club for our issuer clients in July. It was co-hosted by Strate, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) and Peiser Connections and was well-attended.
The aim of the morning was to raise awareness around SARU’s Rugby Academy Programme, which is instrumental in honing the skills of up and coming talent, while developing them into fully-fledged professionals. The players are afforded the opportunity to choose vocational or educational courses best suited to their specific aptitudes. Upon completion of their three-year academy course, graduates will have the skills and capabilities to pursue a professional rugby career, while having also obtained a tertiary qualification.
The morning was bursting with rugby fever, as clients got the opportunity to take pictures with Trevor Nyakane and Kyle Brown, both of whom are an exemplary product of the Academy. A panel discussion was conducted by one of Strate’s Executive team, Anthony van Eden, who interviewed the players, as well as Hans Scriba, who is the spokesperson for the Academy.
We hope the attendees had a great time and we look forward to more events of this kind, where we get the opportunity to engage with you in a more festive environment.