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The partnership between GUD and the Sharks Academy is in its fifth year. Fifty rugby and soccer bur- saries – which include an educational qualification at a tertiary institution – have been awarded to talented players from previously disadvantaged commu- nities since 2012.
“Being a Durban based company we are huge supporters of the Sharks and are proud to be associated with the Sharks Academy to help to uplift the next generation of South African sports icons,” says Red Shuttleworth, CEO of GUD Holdings.
The academy has produced a number of rugby superstars, among them Pat Lambie and Beast Mtawarira