Dressed for success
Rand Mutual Assurance sponsors netball kit for Laerskool Glenharvie Combined learners
“The girls are very dedicated and the sponsorship has meant so much to them as many of the team members would not have been able to afford to pay for the kit themselves. Having a professional kit means that they can walk onto the court with confidence and dignity, and having the correct shoes will reduce injuries,” notes their delighted coach, Nadine Putter.
“We would like to thank RMA for the generous sponsorship and we intend on doing them proud by performing at our very best.”
The school’s under 19 team is a developmental team that includes players as young as 15. “We are pleased to say that we are currently first in the West Rand C league and expect to move into the B league shortly. This league is made up of older players and so it gives the girls fantastic exposure to play at a higher level. It has been a great learning curve for them. Three of the players even qualified for the Gauteng trials,” says Putter.
“We hope to help the team members to develop their skills and talent so that they may get bursaries when the time comes for them to apply to universities,” adds Putter.
Jay Singh, chief executive officer of RMA, explains that the company, which administers compensation claims for the mining industry, among others, chose the school because many of the parents of the children are employed at the Sibanye Gold Kloof mine.
“RMA has a proud 121-year history within the mining industry, and is thus part of the fabric of Westonaria, which is very much driven by mining We believe in showing care and compassion to the communities which we serve and part of that is ensuring that young people strive to succeed in whatever they put their mind to,” concludes Singh.