Eye Of The Tiger Rugby Academy is proud to announce that it is taking 26 players and 14 technical staff members to attend a Sports Science Institute Training course on 18 till 20 January 2013 in Newlands Sports Science Institute, Cape Town.
The training is deemed necessary as part of the Eye of the Tiger programme to up skill our rugby boys by increasing and instilling the level of code of conduct ,sportsmanship and relevant rugby education.
The training programme is also meant help in building values, ethics, relationships, team leadership, media training as well as communication skills amongst the Eye of the Tiger rugby athletes . The Sports Science Institute will use various tools and models to achieve these goals.
The Eye of the Tiger believes that the Sports Science Institute is a credible reputable Science Institute in South Africa, therefore the EOTT and our Sponsors are delighted about this significant progress says Ms Qegu , the President of the Eye of the Tiger.
EOTT Academy is the first of its kind in South Africa to bring together young disadvantaged rugby talent from the rural and township areas of South Africa of players of colour as in African, Coloured and Indian from 6 Provinces, Limpopo, Eastern Cape Border, Eastern Cape E.P, Free State, Gauteng, Western Cape in order to develop them in the sport of Rugby and engage in their holistic development for the future. The Academy’s main objective is to ensure that these youngsters enhance their awareness in terms of life skills and growth, social cohesion and mental health, fitness benefits and positive energy
They are also focused through the game and development of the Rugby sporting talent, and the discipline of sport.
The group that is undergoing training have all achieved Matric some are undergoing their undergraduate degrees and some are young graduates.
The Academy programme is meant to use Rugby as a platform to educate and contribute to a healthy lifestyle and leadership for tomorrow as well as future professional rugby players where federations and unions can tap from.