20 quickfire questions with ... Corne Krige

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Corne Krige (Jeffrey Abrahams)

TODAY: Former Springbok captain ... CORNE KRIGE

1. Nickname/s: CK

2. Greatest sporting moment for that you can recall (in general): 2019 Rugby World Cup

3. Childhood sporting hero: Grew up in Zambia so I didn’t have one

4. Greatest sporting moment personally: My debut for the Springboks

5. Game or sporting event that you could watch on repeat: All three Springbok wins in Rugby World Cup finals

6. Sea or river: Sea

7. Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate

8. Favourite holiday destination: Mnemba Island, Zanzibar

9. Banana or pineapple on a pizza: Pineapple

10. What would your last meal be: Steak and chips

11. Favourite superhero and why: Batman because he doesn’t look like a bat

12. If a movie was made about your life who would play you: Sylvester Stallone (skew mouth)

13. 3 things you would want with you on a desert island: A flint, a gun and my family

14. Current series addiction: Narcos on Netflix

15. Do you have a favourite joke: I guy told me at a function that he was in the shower and his son called him frantically, he grabbed his towel and ran to the TV room where his son screamed, "Dad check Sylvester Stallone can speak Afrikaans" ... It was me talking on the TV

16. Best piece of advice you have ever received: Hard work always trumps talent

17. Hobby: Mountain biking and surfing

18. How does Sport for good relate to you: The power of sport changed my life so I can relate whole heartedly

19. Laureus programme that you have interacted with, and what they do: Waves for change: They take kids from the informal settlements and teach them how to surf. They also help them to cope with trauma and stress

20. What are you and/or your family doing over this time to ensure you keep mentally and physically healthy? We have come to the Karoo where my wife's sister and her husband life on a farm. We exercise daily and we have a set routine during the week to keep our kids used to routine and discipline

Who is Laureus?

Laureus is a global movement that celebrates the power of sport to bring people together as a force for good. The first Patron of Laureus was Nelson Mandela. At the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards in 2000, President Mandela said: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers.”

This has become the philosophy of Laureus, the driving belief behind all they do.

Laureus combines Laureus Sport for Good, the Laureus World Sports Academy and Ambassadors Programme and the Laureus World Sports Awards to form a unique organisation that uses the inspirational power of sport as a force for good.

Laureus Sport for Good South Africa

The Laureus Sport For Good Foundation Trust South Africa is a local chapter of the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation. Launched in 2002, SA was the first regional office to be established by Laureus International.

What is the Laureus Sport For Good vision? “Using the power of sport to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage. Proving that sport can change the world”. 

The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation South Africa supports over 30 projects nationwide. Every programme supported addresses at least one of the following six social issues, which are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: 

• Health: Enhancing mental wellbeing and encouraging healthy behaviour change

• Education: Increased access to and completion of education

• Women and Girls: Promoting equality, empowerment and safety

• Employability: Developing skills and creating pathways to employment

• Inclusive Society: Creating communities which embrace ethnic, cultural and physical differences

• Peaceful Society: Resolving conflict, promoting community peace-building and creating safe spaces

For more information: https://www.laureus.co.za/

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