Free State Rugby Social Development Project

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Free State Rugby and SuperSport are partners in the social upliftment project whereby they sponsor talented rugby boys through the school system and hopefully to the ranks of Cheetah Rugby players.  Companies these days have to spend money for BEE purposes on social development and upliftment.  The Toyota Cheetahs offered their partners, SuperSport, the opportunity to spend these funds with Free State Rugby in a development program with HTS Louis Botha. We were fortunate enough to have Super Sport come on board with us in 2015 and sponsor 3 boys at HTS Louis Botha.

The Free State Cheetahs would like to thank Mr Graham Abrahams, and his team from Super Sport, for their support of this project and encourage any other business that wishes to get involved in the project to get in contact with Rory Duncan at Free State Rugby. Companies can invest in the project as part of their BEE obligatory payments towards social development.

The project gives companies the opportunity to get involved in local development of players by making these contributions to the school and also have personal relationship with the boys that they are sponsoring. Who knows, the boy that you sponsor could be the next Springbok to come through our ranks and you can have the satisfaction of knowing that you gave him a quality education as well as putting him on the right track with regards to his rugby career.

Former HTS Louis Botha scholars include:


  • Oupa Mohoje – played for the University of the Free State Vasity Cup and became the first ever black Vasity team Captain.  He was selected as player of the series in 2013 and is currently playing for the Toyota Cheetahs in the Vodacom SupeRugby competition.
  • Kay-Kay Hlongwane – South African Schools team 2012, Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.19 and u.21
  • Raymond Rhule – South African u.21 team, where he scored two tries in the semi-final of the World Cup in 2012, ensuring a place in the final.  Winners of the 2012 World Cup. Toyota Free State Cheetahs top try-scorer for 2012. Played Super Rugby for the Toyota Cheetahs from 2013.
  • Ox Nche – selected for the South African team in 2012 and 2013.
  • Refuoe Rampeta – selected for the South African Schools team in 2013
  • Joshep Dweba – SA u.21 in 2014, playing in the Vodacom Cup for the Toyota Free State XV in 2015.


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