- A young man was selected as one of 30 talented rugby players to travel overseas
- The u/19 player is set to travel to Georgia in December, 2019
- However, he needs South Africans' help to get there
Despite everything that has been going on in the country, South Africa is still a nation in which people care for each other.
For that reason, a mother, Marietjie Bornman, has called on Mzansi to help make her son's dream a reality. Robert Bornman is one talented young rugby player.
The 18-year-old has been playing the beloved sport since Grade 1 and his passion for it grows by the day.
The Hoërskool Elspark learner has now been given an opportunity of a lifetime - to go and play rugby in Georgia.
However, he needs R30 000 to get there and his family is unable to pay the large amount. So, his mother and sister have turned to Mzansi for help.
The 50-year-old mother started a crowdfunding campaign for her son and is yet to reach the R30 000 target - which has to be met before the end of October.
Bornman was scouted at a schools rugby tournament during the school holidays and it led to an invitation for him to participate in the Travel and Sport Invitational Rugby Week in Georgia, Germiston City News reported.
“I am proud of myself,” Bornman said, adding: "I was surprised when I was chosen and I can’t explain how excited I am.”
The opportunity could open doors for Bornman internationally and lead to a career as a professional rugby player.
"To go and play rugby overseas on this tour will make his dream come true as he hopes to go overseas and play rugby one day for the Springboks," Marietjie wrote on BackaBuddy.
If you want to donate towards making Bornman's dream a reality, click on this link to visit the BackaBuddy campaign page.
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