Our broad based rugby development projects, under the name of VUKA, focus on getting young boys and girls in disadvantaged communities who have traditionally been excluded from structured rugby training and grassroots level competition playing rugby. By nurturing the personal growth and athletic potential of these youngsters, we hope to give them the skills and confidence they need to succeed both on and off the field by playing the great game of rugby.
Once boys and girl have been introduced into rugby via the VUKA programme, the LEGENDS CUP is a regional competition where the young players can get a chance to play in a competitive environment for their regional teams.
IQHAWE WEEK is South Africa’s premier rugby development tournament and is run by the SA Rugby Legends and is fully endorsed by the South African Rugby Union. It is a week long provincial tournament for 16 boy’s and 6 girl’s teams and is for the top provincial players having come through the Vuka Rugby Development programme. This tournament takes place in Johannesburg and is sponsored by the Hollywood Foundation. After the 2022 IQHAWE WEEK, twenty players from the tournament received scholarships to more established rugby schools and recently Mawande Mdanda got selected for the SA u20 side, having come through the Vuka and Iqhawe week programmes.