Kabelo defies humble beginnings to pursue lifelong dream of representing Team South Africa Touch Rugby in Malaysia.
We have known Kabelo since 2008 when he was a participant at the Soweto Rugby Schools Programme. He was also selected for the Laureus Youth Empowerment through Sports Programme, aimed at sport for development youth leaders making a positive contribution to their communities through the power of sport. Kabelo, loves sport, especially touch rugby and has been a part of a team that has helped grow touch rugby in Soweto.
Kabelo is an exceptional young leader who has an opportunity to travel to Malaysia to represent the South African Touch Rugby Team to compete at the 2019 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup. Touch Rugby is self funded and he needs support to travel to Asia.
At Reach Sports, we help youth access opportunities through sports. We believe in giving youth a sporting chance, despite of their background. Kabelo has continuously impressed us by his willingness to gives back to young people in his community.
We have no doubt, the chance to attend the World Cup in Malaysia will be an inspiration to many young people he works with.
"He is very passionate young man and has assisted me at Greenside High school for 4 years working with young people and has also assisted me in organising tournaments for schools to increase the interest in touch rugby. He is currently the player representative for Gauteng Touch Association and always raises his hand in helping others." - Bongi Nhleko - Director of Sports, Greenside High School
"I am super excited to be selected to represent my country. This is a life long dream, it's an honour to be selected for the National Team and I would appreciate any support I can get to make my dream a reality."
SATA is affiliated to the Federation of International Touch (F.I.T.) the international administrative body for the sport of Touch. Since 1995, South Africa has competed at the Open World Cup Touch Rugby tournaments hosted every four years by an F.I.T. affiliated member country. These tournaments provide an exciting opportunity for the elite players of our sport to compete at the highest level.
All members of the squad are endorsed by the South African Touch Association (SATA) to seek sponsorship, in appropriate ways, to assist in covering the costs of participation for themselves and their team; at the World Cup Tournament scheduled to take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28th April —5th May 2019.
The initial cost estimates for the tour are R45 500 ($3,300) per player, covering flights, accommodation, tournament costs, meals, kit, coaching staff and medical facilities.
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