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Morné lauds 'magical Laureus'

2012-11-28 22:13
Morné du Plessis (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Morné du Plessis says every project undertaken by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in South Africa in the last decade has had a "magic element" about it.

The former Springbok captain, a founding member and chairpersonof Laureus in South Africa, was speaking in Cape Town on Wednesday afternoon at the 10th anniversary celebration of the foundation.

"I cannot say any one project of the 10 years stood out for me because every one had a magic element about it," Du Plessis said.

"We've worked in many areas which are relatively unknown and we've had some wonderful sportsmen rallying to the cause.

"It has all been about providing the youth with opportunities which, under normal circumstances, they would not have been exposed to.

"These projects were aimed at educating the youth and giving them a chance to succeed. The youth are the real forces of the future and its been a real privilege to contribute to their development as the future leaders."

Cecil Afrika, the former World Sevens Series Player of the Year, was named as a Laureus ambassador and he will play a role in some of the 15 projects organised by the foundation in South Africa.

"I'm thrilled to be honoured in this way and its a wonderful platform to give back to sport," Afrika said.

"I know of the work that Laureus has done in the country and I'm pleased that I can be part of it.

"There is great need in many communities and sport has given young people a chance to uplift themselves."

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