STATION Hill lad Duncan van Rensburg’s talent in rugby has taken him to improved opportunities in his academic career.
Duncan’s older brother Mccaudy van Rensburg told TotT how his brother’s talent in rugby had paved way for him to get a scholarship at Kingswood College.
“The scholarship will pay his school fees from Grade 10 to 12,” Mccaudy said.
He said Duncan was scouted last year by Adre Major while playing in a rugby match at Port Alfred Primêre Skool in Station Hill. Duncan impressed Major.
Duncan was doing Grade 9 at Port Alfred Primêre and is currently doing Grade 10 at Kingswood. Mccaudy said the scholarship will cover all high school expenses, including boarding at Kingswood.
Mccaudy sees the scholarship as a life changing opportunity for his younger brother, as they lost both their parents some years ago and could not afford to attend a top-rated school.
Mccaudy went on to reveal that that his brother’s performance enabled him to be selected for the U16 Eastern Province Rugby squad. He said Duncan was part of the squad that travelled to the Free State for a week-long tournament recently. The EP Rugby team returned home victorious last Wednesday.
Mccaudy is of the view that Duncan should be a living testimony to other talented youngsters that sky is the limit, irrespective of their environment. “I want other guys from Station Hill to know that they can make it and should not look down on themselves,” he said.
Mccaudy was thankful to Siyakubonga Funeral Parlour and Masakhe Enterprise who all raised money to support Duncan on his journey to the Free State.