Catch up with the unique rugby charity, Bhubesi Pride, as in this latest episode they continue their expedition through Africa, meeting some famous faces and experiencing some thrilling highs along the way. This is Living with the Pride, Part Three.
For the last few years we’ve been the charity’s core online media partner, championing the outstanding work they do to promote rugby and inspire long-term developmental outcomes in communities across ten African countries.
The fourth African mission starts in February, so the Pride is already assembling a team of world-class candidates. Take a look at the video and if you think you have what it takes – no matter where in the world you are from – you can apply now via their website.
To date, starting in 2012, coaching volunteers from as many as fifteen countries have shared their rugby passion with over 3000 pupils per project, and empowered more than 150 local staff.
Each year we’ve watched the team move from country to country over five hectic months, with rugby lovers flying in and out of Africa to support the programmes in thirty schools, joining the trip for anything from 1 to 5 months.
Their work takes place at grassroots level, alongside rugby unions, national teams, former rugby legends like Pieter Muller and Ollie le Roux; and even linking up with the Springboks’ very own scrum coach, Pieter de Villiers, who joined the guys in Botswana in May.
Looking ahead to 2015, it would be great if Rugbydump’s readers would have a strong representation on the trip. The goal is to field a globally representative coaching team that aims to put back into the game in the same way we’ve all gained from it.
There’s also an amazing experience to be had, as can be seen in this stunning update video, in arguably the most beautiful continent on the planet.
Apply to be part of the team for anything from one to five months, and volunteer in a host of African nations. Apply now: rugbyinafrica.org/about/apply-to-join-us/