Giving Back

Siya Kolisi creates field of dreams for township kids

Bok captain teams up with vellies outfit to bring green, grassy grounds to townships

02 February 2020 - 00:00 By KARISHMA THAKURDIN

A young Siya Kolisi spent his days playing rugby on a thorny,  gravel-strewn  field in Zwide township in Port Elizabeth,  with no idea that  just a few kilometres away, more affluent boys played on lush green grass.

Then he  got a taste of life on the greener side after securing a bursary to  Grey High School in the Eastern Cape city, and realised what he had been missing...

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