Tendai Mtawarira’s ‘The Beast Foundation’ have opened applications for an annual rugby bootcamp to find South Africa’s next rugby champion.
The Beast Foundation is the brain-child of Mtawarira, who wants to continue his legacy and make an impact in Africa through sport, education and life skills development.
‘The Beast Foundation promotes the social, psychological and physical development of children and teaches them important life skills through sports. The aim is to give hundreds of children from underprivileged areas the opportunity to play sports and develop their full potential to become world-class champions,’ a release read.
‘The Beast Foundation Rugby Bootcamp is an integrated rugby and life skills 10-day learning camp in July for aspiring South African rugby players between the ages of 16 and 20 years old (female and male) hosted by Beast.
‘50 selected individuals will be flown to Durban and accommodated at the camp for 10 days for intense rugby training and life skills development from professionals and experts across various fields – all expenses paid. Sessions will include the theory of rugby, coaching and life skills.
‘Aside from receiving intensive physical training, individuals will participate in an accredited learning program designed specifically for the Rugby Boootcamp. This program will help develop their skills in rugby as well as and prepare them for a future in professional rugby.’
Successful applicants will meet and engage with top rugby professionals and have the opportunity to be scouted to play professionally. At the end of the bootcamp they will receive an accredited certificate and presented with opportunities to apply for scholarships.
Applicants will need to have some form of club or academy experience and be an SA National. They will be asked to provide a reference. This can be a coach or someone in the position to confirm the applicant has experience in playing rugby.