JC Pretorius from The Pumas has been named the Coca-Cola® Hero of the day for day 1 of the U18 Coca-Cola® Craven Week.
The prestigious Coca-Cola® Hero of the Day award is presented on each day of the tournament in recognition of a game changing ‘hero’ moment. JC was selected for the award by a Coca-Cola appointed panel of rugby experts, led by SuperSport anchor Elma Smit. His hero moment came when he scored a late solo try which earned the Pumas their first win in four years at the Coca-Cola® Craven Week in their match against The Griffins.
“I was meant to pass to the scrumhalf but I thought that it would be best if I hold onto the ball and go for the line without stopping I will score. It worked as planned and I helped the team win.” said JC. “I was surprised when my coach told me that I had won the award. That is why this is the tournament where heroes are made”.
“A big congratulations to JC on his selection as the Coca-Cola® Hero of the Day. His try, resulting in a victory for his team, was not only a great moment of heroism but led to the Puma’s first victory at Coca-Cola® Craven Week since 2012” added Elma Smit.
Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola South Africa’s Senior Communications Manager: Brand Experience concluded, “The Coca-Cola® Craven Week is Where Heroes Are Made and for many of the players here this week, this is just the beginning of a future in the game. I look forward to following the likes of JC as they carve out a career for themselves in South African rugby.”