Hudson Park High School pupil Josh Jonas and Selborne College pupil Matthew Fourie each received a scholarship worth R10,000 and a R6,000 clothing voucher from Jumbo Clothing for their excellent achievement in sport.
Dayle Human of Jumbo Clothing said they annually call for nominations from Eastern Cape schools for high-achieving senior boys and girls who also possess positive, passionate and proud characteristics.
“Hudson Park High School was elated to once again have one of their top rugby players selected for the scholarship.
“Jonas is a soft-spoken giant and a force to be reckoned with on the rugby field. As a part of the Border rugby squad since being selected for the under-12 side in 2014 and after being selected by the South African Rugby Union (Saru) in 2018 for the U16 Elite Player Squad, as well as being awarded player of the year by his school, it’s easy to see why the director of rugby at Hudson Park James Winstanley nominated Jonas,” said Human
Winstanley had much praise for Jonas.
“Josh is an absolute pleasure to coach. He does his talking on the rugby field and is dedicated to his goals. He has a burning desire to improve his skills and is a real worthy candidate for this scholarship.
“A modest young man, Josh’s goals are playing a leading part in Hudson Park becoming a top-20 rugby school and making the Border Craven Week and SA Schools Rugby Team in 2019,” this year,” Winstanley said.
Fourie has excelled on the cricket field as a top bowler and has shown considerable talent since his selection for the U9A cricket team. He has also received many accolades as the top wicket-taker for both his school and province.
“Having represented Border for many years, Matthew was also selected for the Warriors high-performance U17 training camp and the National Coca-Cola T20 All Star’s team in 2018, and is starting 2019 this year having been selected for the Warriors Cubs U19 team,” said
Selborne College head of cricket Murray Spence.
According to Spence, Fourie was the obvious choice for the scholarship as he works extremely hard at both his sports and academics.
“Selborne is very extremely proud of Matt who is a fantastic role model and is selfless in assisting juniors,” he said.
Fourie, who hopes to pursue a full-time cricket career after matriculating, gives the following advice to aspiring cricketers: “Keep the love of cricket by having fun in the game”.
Jumbo Clothing CEO Alan Scheckter noted that the two boys display the Jumbo spirit and was delighted to recognise their achievements.
“We hope our support will play a small part in the boys achieving their dreams,” he said. Scheckter said.