Thandile's rugby tour to France
- By: Thandile Hoyi
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/thandiles-rugby-tour-to-france
When I was young, at the age of 12, I used to watch rugby alone at night. My family were not rugby fans, so I had to sit in front of the TV alone while they were sleeping. One day, my friend told me that I should play rugby myself because he could see that I appreciated the sport. He sensed my passion for the game.
I started playing for my school, the Methodist Primary School in my hometown, called Macassar, in Cape Town. Initially, I was a bit scared because I did not really understand the rules, but I kept having visions of being a professional rugby player. This kept me going when I struggled figuring out how to pass to both sides, or to kick from both feet.
Nowadays using both hands and both feet comes naturally. My ability and hard work has opened the way for me to be part of the Western Province u/17 sevens team for Craven Week, the Western Province u/18 Academy team as well as the Western Province elite squad.
Once I play professionally, my priority will be buying my mom her own house, since we share accommodations with another family at the moment. I also want to be a role model for other kids in my community.
One day I would love to play a game with my childhood heroes, Bryan Habana and Sonnyboy Williams.
I am part of a selected team of top rugby players that participated in the Tony Stoops Rugbyfees which will embark on a specialized rugby tour to France from the 26th of September to the 5th of October 2018. This tour will see my team travelling to France competing in matches.
This is my passion. Please help me achieve these dreams.
*The campaign creator has opted for Backabuddy to transfer funds raised directly to the relevant organisation*
- Jun 13, 2018 - USD $ 105.65
- "Good luck over there!" - Matty Huckleberry
- Jun 12, 2018 - R 1 010.00
- "Don't ever give up - follow the dream" - Charmaine Sadie
- Jun 01, 2018 - USD $ 210.40
- "Good luck Thandile, smash em. From Tobias and Jonathan" - Tobias
- May 31, 2018 - USD $ 119.88
- "Thandile, there's a bunch of us here in Seoul that look forward to hearing how well you beat the Frenchies! All the Best, Iain " - Iain
- May 31, 2018 - USD $ 105.20
- "Good luck" - Carl
- May 25, 2018 - USD $ 21.19
- "Good luck, Thandile, hope this helps..!" - Scott McCall
- May 25, 2018 - USD $ 42.37
- "Good luck, Thandile. Hope to see you playing in the Top 14 one day!" - Julie Adair
- May 17, 2018 - R 514.10
- "Good luck" - Gabriel
- May 12, 2018 - R 514.10
- "Backing Thandile to make it on the big stage" - Anonymous
Thandiles rugby tour to France
I am part of a selected team of top rugby players that participated in the Tony Stoops Rugbyfees which will embark on a specialized rugby tour to France from the 26th of September to the 5th of October 2018. This tour will see my team travelling to France competing in matches. Please help me cover the costs associated with attending the tour.