IN KEEPING with the spirit of the biggest rugby tournament, Betway South Africa chose to use the game of rugby to uplift yet another local community in need.
The sports betting company travelled to the Zwide Township in Port Elizabeth where they delivered R85,000 worth of training equipment to Kwaru Rugby Club.
Founded in 1982 to keep the Zwide community active and away from social ills, the Kwaru Rugby Club is one of the few amateur rugby clubs in the Eastern Cape that have both male and female divisions. The donation to the club forms part of a number of community sport upliftment initiatives Betway have conducted over the last two years.
Mzwanele Ngokro, president and one of the founding members of the club, applauded Betway’s contribution noting that it would assist the club in contributing to the growth of the sport within the community.
“Besides our community’s passion for the sport of rugby, one of the reasons for the club’s existence is to offer a diversion from the crime ridden area. The club has shaped the lives of a number of people in our community through playing and voluntary work. With Betway’s assistance, we can continue with the club’s objective of developing rugby in Zwide and play a positive role in society” said Ngokro.
The donation to the club included essential requirements such as first aid kits, team apparel and rugby balls.
Betway South Africa Marketing Manager, David Rachidi, challenged the club to continue with the wonderful work, adding that it was the brand’s passion to partner with such sporting organisations that continue to contribute to society.
“As a brand that is invested in community development, we take pride in lending a helping hand to such organisations,” said Rachidi.
Recently, Betway donated sport equipment to former Banyana Banyana player, Khabo Zitha.
Zitha, who was part of the 10 former footballers who took part in, and completed, the inaugural Betway 12th Man programme that saw the selected legends equipped with new skills to enhance their chances of employment, while making a difference in their respective communities.
Image (Kwaru Rugby Club members posing with donated equipment’s from Betway SA in PE).