Young Scots Enjoy Township Visit

The entire Scotland under-20 squad have visited Zisukhanyo Secondary School in the Samora Machel township of Cape Town, South Africa.

The players, who are currently taking part in the IRB Junior World Championship, played touch rugby, handed out kit and were treated to a cultural dance from the eighty plus children who enjoyed the visit, before heading off to their training session at Primrose Rugby Club in the city this afternoon.

 

Scotland under-20 team manager, Andy Miller, said: “The visit has been really good today and the boys have all really enjoyed it. So much so we have arranged for the school rugby team to join one of our training sessions in the next few days.

“The dance was really enjoyable and the children love the new kit that we were able to provide them with.”

The majority of the parents of the pupils at Zisukhanyo Secondary School live below the poverty line; providing kit helps ease a small burden on the families of the township.

With few recreational facilities on offer for the youngsters of the township, one of the aims of the school is to provide opportunities which encourage children to attend classes, the Scotland under-20 visit being one such opportunity.

Scotland under-20 are next in action against Italy this coming Sunday (17 June, kick-off 11.30am UK time) in the knock-out rounds of the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship.