Presentation on theme: "Introduction Founded in 2004, the South African Rugby Legends Association (SARLA) is a registered non-profit organisation with two complimentary objectives:"— Presentation transcript:
Introduction Founded in 2004, the South African Rugby Legends Association (SARLA) is a registered non-profit organisation with two complimentary objectives: Player Welfare: Supporting the needs and interests of ex-players Player Development: Developing rugby at grassroots level Fully endorsed and supported by the South African Rugby Union.
The Vuka Story Vuka means re-awakening. Revive rugby in areas where it used to thrive. Capacity building: Teachers and learners have been trained in IRB coaching, referee and medical courses. Partnership with Laureus Sport for Good Foundation to introduce life skills training. The COOLPLAY program equips coaches with the technical rugby skills & life skills. Currently across the Cape Flats and beyond school teams play league every Wednesday. Over the past five years a number of learners from our Vuka programme enrolled at tertiary institutions.
Vuka Rugby Player Development Community, schools and club links - Focus on young rugby players who have traditionally been excluded from structured training and programs Offers mass-participation and access to rugby – Physical Education, community festivals and regular community training sessions. Establish leagues between participating schools/communities Social cohesion - inter community teams and competitions LTPD - Creates pathways to the Springbok jersey for talented players. Talent Identification and development - A number of players have been selected to Federation elite and talent squads. Creates opportunities for players to play at best facilities eg. Newlands, City Park, Kings Park, Ellis Park.
Legends Iqhawe u/15 National Week September 2013 8 Provincial rugby union teams – 200 boys. Fully endorsed and supported by SARU. Creating pathways to Federation Elite Squads for non-traditional rugby playing schools. Creating platform to showcase talent.
The Vuka Way Establish the Vuka vision in all 14 unions. Continue to up-skill teachers and learners. Create opportunities for talented players. Partner with Varsity Rugby for rugby bursaries.
Player Welfare Our Legends Are provincial and international players, coaches, administrators & referees; Give back to SARLA’s structured projects by participating in coaching clinics, golf days, dinners & charitable events to raise funds for charities and other underprivileged communities; Have access to International Rugby Board (IRB ) certification – up-skilling themselves and thereby promoting their own welfare and opening up employment opportunities as coaches at all levels; Participate in local and international tours playing exhibition games and promoting the game of rugby; Assist to keep learners off the street and out of gangs and drugs, hence contributing to a healthy and stable South Africa.
Player Welfare Deliverables Coaching Clinics: “Passing on Passion” – Introduction to Rugby: Since 2004 over 10 000 learners have benefitted from SARLA training coaching clinics Golf Days / Dinners / Cycle Tours / Rugby Tours: sponsors get the opportunity to meet, take part and to spend time with our legends at these special events;
We invite you to become part of SARLA by investing in a better future - not only for the thousands of kids that participate in our programmes but also for a better South Africa. Thank You!