Rugby

Rugby academy set for E Cape

2011-11-16 17:57
Fikile Mbalula (File)
Cape Town - A dedicated rugby academy is to be established in the Eastern Cape within the near future, it emerged on Wednesday.

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"In the next coming weeks, we are going to make a big announcement with rugby in terms of an academy in the Eastern Cape," Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula told journalists at Parliament.

Funds for the project were available and sponsorship had already been secured, he said.

The academy would be in the Eastern Cape because that was where black Africans played rugby en masse.

Most of the country's top black rugby players originated from the Eastern Cape.

The project was in the interests of achieving transformation in sport, Mbalula said.
 

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