Ukhanyo Rugby Results 30/Jul/12

From: Darren Clarke – goodsport.org.za
Sent: 31 July 2012 09:17
Subject: Ukhanyo rugby

It is with great pride and pleasure that I would like to relay the results of Saturdays fixtures to you. This Saturday saw your students take on Bishops C teams at the Noordhoek sports fields. It must be pointed out that Bishops are a very strong, all boys rugby school who field at least 5 teams per age group each week. The Ukhanyo boys had no local support other than Goodsport coaches and were faced with a large travelling Bishops contingent. Despite this they played and tackled their hearts out and won the travelling crowd over with their enthusiasm and commitment. The final results saw the under9’s draw the under 11’s win by and amazing 27-0 and the under 13’s lose narrowly.

It would be wonderful if you could recognise what is a considerable achievement during assembly this week by calling the captains up. I know this simple act will inspire even better performances and increased participation in the future. It is also worth mentioning that both the coaches Ostrich and India are giving their time for free.

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MASICORP provides funding for education, and investment in enterprise so that the people of Masiphumelele - a township near Cape Town in South Africa - can escape from poverty. Mission MASICORP has over 12 years’ experience working in the township. Our approach has been to ask the community where and how they need support and, from this, we know the residents want a hand-up not a handout. We know that they see education as the route out of poverty. We know they will work hard to achieve success – and we see their hard work every day in our education projects and programs. Education is what we do: we built a library and education resource centre where over 20 programs are available free to residents; we have an important project to help improve education in the 30+ township crèches; we have a highly successful university bursary program and we work with and in the township’s primary and high schools. Our education programs extend to business enterprise, where we train and develop budding entrepreneurs, and provide training to help people find jobs. Description In Masiphumelele most people live in shacks. Six families or more share one water tap and toilet facility. Roughly 70% have no regular work.Even for those with work, incomes are very low and many manage on less than $2/day for food. The township suffers from poverty-related health issues: more than 20 % of residents are HIV/AIDS positive and the number of tuberculosis victims has increased in recent years. Life expectancy is under 50 years. Some might say there is little hope but, fortunately, these people have plenty of spirit, dignity and determination.

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