The Adopt an Athlete Programme is an initiative aimed at offering financial support to young athletes who are part of the hpc Academy structure. South Africans love sport. We don the colours of our favourite teams, we paint our faces in the colours of our national flag, we cry when our favourites lose. We follow sport with passion, but we seldom realise what it takes to be a top athlete.
Student athletes wanting to survive in the harsh and uncompromising world of competitive sport have very little time to take on part-time jobs. Finding a balance between two hard task masters – sport and studies – leaves committed sportspersons virtually no time to earn any form of income or pocket money. The aim of the hpc Adopt an Athlete programme is to give talented youngsters an opportunity to commit themselves to their sport and studies while living in an environment tailor-made for professional sportsmen and women.
The programme provides an avenue for companies and donors to show their support in a tangible way and by doing so, to become involved in the lives and futures of our student athletes.
Share in our vision and support one of the athletes that have been identified as potential top achievers. Your pledge of long-term support will enable one of the youngsters on our programme to commit themselves fully to their particular sport by following a fulltime training and development programme at the hpc, and attending the Sport School on campus.