Framesby player receives bursary to Sharks Academy

2017-04-26 06:02

FRAMESBY High School’s fullback Lindsay Potgieter is among four Eastern Cape players who received bursaries to the Sharks Academy after the tenth annual Standard Bank Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival.

The highly successfull tournament ended last week Monday, April 17, with three teams remaining unbeaten and the announcement of four Eastern Cape players who each received bursaries to the Sharks Academy.

Apart from Potgieter, the other recipients of bursaries are Selborne College’s eighth man Adam Mountfort and fullback Jason Raubenheimer, as well as Dale College’s centre Siphamandla Matsinya.

They will be joined by Dale captain, Aphelele Fassi, who won a bursary last year, but was unable to take it up until 2018 as he was in Grade 11 at the time.

The bursary includes a contract with the academy, accommodation and a tuition bursary with one of its education partners, valued at over R100 000 each.

In announcing the awards, Etienne Fynn, managing director of the academy, said a great mix of schools from across the country had produced some excellent rugby at the festival. “The competition out there increases each year, so it’s a reflection on the standard of this festival that many of the schools keep returning,” he said.

“Noord-Kaap brought an outstanding brand of rugby, Monument was abrasive and direct, Glenwood rugby is smooth and well oiled, Dale came with their usual verve and Framesby showed great character.”

Hoërskool Noord-Kaap won the newly presented Standard Bank trophy for the most attractive play at the festival, while local team, Glenwood, HTS Drostdy from Worcester and Monument from Krugersdorp won all their fixtures over the weekend’s play.

Selborne College won two of their three fixtures. They had gone into the last day unbeaten, but they were overpowered by Monument in the penultimate game of the festival.

The three-day event was well supported by excellent crowds who enjoyed a high standard of competitive rugby.

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