# Taking it beyond the line

Advance talent from the lowest level of play to the highest professional level.

Who We Are

The Eye of the Tiger is a National Rugby Academy (EOTT), a woman-led, skills-based learning institute that recruits talent with passion in rugby from previously disadvantaged communities in South Africa with the main purpose to develop the youngsters form the lowest level to the highest level of play.  The academy was founded 2011 and started its operations in 2012.

It is a Non-Profit organization (NPO).  It recruits boys from the age of U/14 to U/19 from schools. It supports its beneficiaries with bursaries to colleges and universities to further their studies and play rugby at a University level.  Our recruitment is without isolating any racial groupings in order to enhance social cohesion.

It operates from no. 59 Frederick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg. It has development sites in four provinces with same training schedule and activities which are Gauteng, Limpopo, Western Cape and Eastern Cape.

Our Programs


— Rugby Specific

Rugby specific development programs that covers rugby skills development, high performance programs and opportunity games across the country.


— Education Support

Providing support through bursaries, internships and work integrated learning programs on an individual level.


— Life and Social Skills

Life skills classes, social skills classes, study skills classes for mathematics, physical science, geography & english.


— Welfare

Feeding our players during all practice sessions, training camps and tournament games as well as during exceptional circumstances in dire need.


— Parents and Community

Community outreach programs including parent committees and parent support programs to involve both community members and parents alike.


— Volunteer

Volunteers to assist at all levels of the academy’s activity ranging from player management, administration and coordination.

our covid program

We have been reaching out to our beneficiary communities with food parcels and COVID-19 infection control items.

Our Anchors