Rugby side give boots to disadvantaged team so they can play the game #AwesomeSA

Martizburg College staff member Zola Mazwi heard about a rugby game that truly warmed his heart and inspired him to do more for a local rugby team.


Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal – Zola Mazwi heard about a rugby game at Maritzburg College.

Once the game was over, the development team was up next. The college’s 10th rugby side had noticed that the Midlands Development team were about to play without any boots and immediately started unlacing their shoes… the 10th side gave their boots to the development team so they could play their game with the right equipment.

Zola was deeply moved by this action and it inspired him to do more.

“I’m so touched about what our 10th rugby side did yesterday. After their match they realized the development team that was about to play had no boots, so they took off their own boots, socks and lent it to them. With that being said I’d like to collect second-hand rugby boots for the development team that played at College yesterday.” – Zola Msizi Mazwi

Zola has decided to collect second-hand boots to give to the boys on the team that cannot afford to buy boots themselves. That way no young man has to play barefoot while others have boots. If you would like to donate, boots contact Maritzburg College directly or via Facebook here.

Michael Bennett, a College Old Boy, at the game, he was performing medical duties during the match and couldn’t believe what he saw. He too was filled with pride as the Maritzburg College boys shared their rugby boots. He shared his thoughts about the good deed on the Maritzburg College Old Boys Facebook page, and hundreds of people commented on how fantastic the kindness was.

“Today I was performing medical duties at my alma mater, Maritzburg College (Class of 1989), when I experienced one of the most humbling and kind experiences I have ever seen.

The College “Mighty 10th rugby team” had just completed their victorious match over Hilton College, and the College under 16C team took to the field against a development rugby team.

Immediately, members of the Mighty 10th team saw that some of the Development team players had NO BOOTS. Without hesitation, members of the Maritzburg College MIGHTY 10th team, who had finished playing, took off their boots and lent them to the players of the development team who had no boots. Their kindness, and humility gave me a lump in the throat and made me really PROUD to be a Maritzburg College OLD BOY. WELL DONE gentlemen and coaches.” – Michael Bennett

The school keeps all the donations and plans to hand them over soon so stay tuned for an update.

Sources: Facebook
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