Sports club started after plea by youth

SCRUMMING IT: Rugby players of Enthusiastic Sunnyridge Rugby Football Club players Picture:SUPPLIED

Sunnyridge Rugby Football Club (SRFC) was established in August 2018 this year with the a purpose of keeping young boys off the streets and preventing them from turning to crime.

The club caters for is comprises of boys from the ages of 13 to 15.

“We were approached by pupils from George Randell Primary and Kuswag Primary who are interested in sport, and they wanted to play more of it after school and during their holidays,” said SRFC manager Xolisile Copiso said.

Copiso said the boy’s initiative This initiative by from the these boys resonated with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s from “Thuma Mina” call. , a call made by the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

“We had to answer their call and we took this as an opportunity to assist.

“The club’s objective is to provide the boys with an opportunity to develop their sporting capabilities and to ensure they do not go astray by becoming involved in activities that will negatively impact their personal development,” said Copiso said.

The club has also helped to provide a nurturing environment for the boys, which in turn contributes to society in a positive way. helping to contribute He said they ensured that the boys are a nurtured product which will have a meaning contribution to society.

Copiso has called on is asking the community to assist in promoting organised sports programmes, and help in developing positive attitudes and healthy lifestyles among the youth. and promoting healthy lifestyles.

“We would also like some assistance with some equipment.

“It is our view that indeed there is the potential of developing something from being good to great through the SRFC,” as a motive force to the sky being the limit,” Copiso said.

Anyone who that is willing to assist with any donation can contact Copiso at or contact the club’the coach of the club, Dave Sallgren, at


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