Youth Olympics

Ofentse Maubane is a sporting star on the rise and one to watch! Recently he was selected to play for the under 18’s Sevens Squad at the Youth Olympics.

 

Ofentse Maubane is a matric learner from Curro Heuwelkruin in Polokwane and has a real talent for rugby! He recently had his greatest success to date, by being selected for the South African U/18 Sevens rugby squad that will participate in the Youth Olympic Games held in Buenos Aires between 7-14 October 2018.

“Being chosen to represent Team South Africa at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games has been a whirlwind ride,” notes Maubane.

To get the team geared for the tournament, the squad convened for a rigorous training camp during September at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport.

Maubane has had a successful schooling rugby career. In 2017, he captained the U/17 Sevens Limpopo team and was selected for the U/17 SA Sevens team, while also making the cut for the U/18 15-man Limpopo Craven Week team. Earlier this year, he was selected for the SA U/18 Sevens squad participating in the Windhoek International 7’s Tournament which took place in March.

He found his love for the sport early on in primary school. It was during this period that his talent raised a few interested eyebrows. Fast-track a few years on, Maubane began testing his skills in the seven-man rugby game and from there, started to make a name for himself.

“Watching Ofentse’s nifty sidestepping, solid defense and dynamite pace on the field is something we look forward to during every training session. It’s seldom that you come across such incredible young talent,” boasts Curro Heuwelkruin rugby coaches, André Hay and Eben Lingenfelder.

With a blossoming Sevens rugby career ahead, the star sweeper and second receiver is excited to see what sporting doors will open for him in the future.

“My ultimate goal? To join the Springbok Sevens Academy and grow my career from there. Playing alongside the likes of Cheslin Kolbe, Branco du Preez, Seabelo Senatla, and Rosko Specman would be a dream come true,” he concludes.

We think his dreams will carry him very far and look forward to watching him grow and represent our country in the years to come. Best of luck at the Youth Olympics, Ofentse Maubane, we are rooting for you and the team!


Sources: Oyster Box
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