Teen creates Bok selection site

2013-05-16 09:17
Rouxve Meyer (Facebook)
Cape Town - A 13-year-old girl has hatched the idea of creating a Springbok selection website.

Rouxve Meyer, a Grade 8 learner at Parel Vallei High School in Somerset West, is mad about rugby and takes the game very seriously. Therefore, she thought it would be fun to see what other people thought about the perfect team.

She created the SA Select website, which enables members to select their own Springbok team.

The site counts the total votes for each position and displays the most popular team, as selected by the fans themselves. 

Selectors, as registered members are termed, can then discuss or comment on the current popular team, view other users' teams by visiting their profiles and view the overall rankings of players for every position.

Rouxve enlisted the support of her brother, Francois (18), to design and develop the site. 

She said that while the site might seem very entrepreneurial and clever, really it’s just a dream.

“I am not looking to make any money out of this... I just wanted to give people a place to make their selection and to share their selections with everyone else... rather like we do at home, I wanted to see what other people think. I hope people like the idea.”

Although the website only went live last month, it already has 342 registered ‘selectors’. 

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