Our captain: Siya Kholisi

This week we will be having a look into the life of Siya Khoyisi and how he has managed to maintain his career and fitness being the South African Springbok captain.

His life story:

Born in the Eastern Cape, Kolisi’s upbringing was characterized by poverty and he was raised by his paternal grandmother. 

His mother was a teenager when he was born. She left him in the care of his grandmother who brought him up until she died (in his arms) when Siya was 12. 

His career: 

He found love and acceptance playing junior rugby with the African Bombers club until his talent was spotted by the prestigious Grey High School who offered Siya a full scholarship that changed his life.

He adapted well to the posh private school, however he could not speak a word of English on arrival but it was on the rugby field where he excelled. Siya was rewarded with a call-up to the SA schools team and a contract to join the Western Province rugby union. He was later apart of an historical moment in South African rugby as he was the first black player to captain the Springboks. 

His training:

We all know lockdown and gym closures have been tough amongst many but check out Siya’s gruelling session in his home gym.


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A post shared by Siya Kolisi (@siya_kolisi_the_bear)



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A post shared by Siya Kolisi (@siya_kolisi_the_bear)

Let us know in the comments who your favourite SA sportsman is

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