Sharing Cultures Through Sport

Connect Academy & Edwin Doran Sports Tours

We are proud to have been working with Edwin Doran Sports Tours, one of the leading operators of school and club trips to South Africa, since 2016.

Our Connect Academy mission is to provide access to resources and opportunities through sport to those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The chance to play multiple touring fixtures every year in rugby and netball helps us to do exactly that for our young people, who thrive on meeting their peers from across the globe.

Donations made by many of the touring schools, meanwhile, form a vital part of our income as a non-profit company and we have been blown away by the support we have received over the years.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch ahead of your visit to ask any questions, or see how you can support our work here in Cape Town.

Our 2023 Rugby Fixtures

Wednesday 12 April: Connect Academy vs Silcoates School (ENG)

Thursday 13 July: Connect Academy vs Rugby School (ENG)
Saturday 15 July: Connect Academy vs Terenure College (IRE)
Monday 17 July: Connect Academy vs Royal School Armagh (NIR)
& Connect Colts vs St George’s, Weybridge (ENG)
Wednesday 19 July: Connect Colts vs Hymers College (ENG)
Thursday 20 July: Connect Academy vs Lancaster Royal Grammar School (ENG)
Friday 21 July: Connect Colts vs Churcher’s College (ENG)
Monday 24 July: Connect Academy vs Ravens Wood School (ENG)

Tuesday 1 August: Connect Academy vs George Watson’s College (SCO)
Monday 7 August: Connect Academy vs Fettes College (SCO)

*Please see our website and social media channels ahead of each fixture for full details.

Watch Our Tour Fixtures Live

SuperSport Schools partnership means you can follow all the action

You can watch our fixtures against our Edwin Doran Sports Tours throughout the season, thanks to our partnership with SuperSport Schools.

Their support since 2022 allows us to stream matches live through the free SS Schools App, as well as on the SS Schools website.

Games then remain on the app and website for you to catch up with at a time to suit you, so you can always cheer on your family member or friend from afar!

Some of Our Previous Visitors


Tour Group Coaching
& Facility Hire

Make the most of your time in Cape Town

Our Connect coaching team is on hand to provide bespoke coaching services to all Edwin Doran Sports Tours parties.

We cater for recovery, conditioning and technical training, as well as offering introductory sessions to demonstrate the Connect approach to long-term athletic development.

Visit our full-size grass rugby fields, outdoor training space, netball courts and indoor gym to give and edge to the sporting side of your trip.

These facilities are provided in association with our partners, Bosmansdam High School, in Cape Town’s northern suburbs, with excellent road links to the city centre and the Cape Winelands.

The Connect team can also visit your venue of choice in the region, while the facilities at Bosmansdam are also available for self-led training sessions.

Please ask your point of contact at Edwin Doran to add this to your tour.