We renewed our sponsorship of sports education bursaries at the Sharks Academy on 22 September 2018. G.U.D. Holdings Executives presented our sponsorship cheque to the Sharks Academy during the Cell C Sharks vs Xerox Golden Lions at the Jonsson Kings Park Rugby Stadium. The G.U.D. sports bursaries include a tertiary education and professional rugby training at The Sharks Academy.
“We are pleased to remain the largest player sponsor of the Sharks Academy for the past six years. Through our sponsorship of sports education bursaries we are able to ensure the development of young sportsmen in a professional environment, training them in the necessary skills to help them forge a career on and off the rugby field.” says Chris Haworth, CEO, G.U.D. Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
According to the APO Group, the official partner of Rugby Africa, rugby is the fastest growing sport in Africa and has one of the fastest growing fan bases in the world since 2013. The partnership between corporate organizations and sports institutions, like G.U.D. Holdings and The Sharks Academy is crucial to affording talented youth the opportunity to become the next generation of rugby stalwarts.
The Sharks Academy is a world-class rugby academy based in Durban, which is accredited by SA Rugby and backed by a strategic partnership with the Sharks. Since 2012 G.U.D. Holdings has provided over 57 sports education bursaries at The Sharks Academy.