As part of the third edition of the South Africa-Monaco Rugby Exchange, twelve young rugby players will fly from Princess Charlene’s native South Africa next month to participate in the Sainte Dévote Tournament, a rugby sevens event that attracts teams from around the world.
The South African Rugby Legends Association (SARLA) is organising the trip in partnership with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and Cell C, which will be the third time that South Africa has been represented in the event.
All 12 participants are from underprivileged areas of the Western Cape.
“My involvement with the sport of rugby has shown me how it encourages players to develop values such as team spirit, fun, fellowship, solidarity, and good sportsmanship,” Gavin Varejes, SARLA commented.
“The South African youngsters selected for the Sainte Dévote Tournament will benefit immensely from the experience and we hope that it will inspire them to work hard and achieve other successes both on and off the field,” he added.
Later in the year, 12 young Monaco rugby players will visit South Africa.