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.

*Exact dates, times and fixtures subject to change, please see our website and social media 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!

Donate to Connect

Will you help us nurture South Africa’s next generation?

We are a registered non-profit company (registration number: 2012 / 057683 / 08) with PBO status. We can issue Section 18(A) certificates on SA donations.

Donate to Connect Academy

We always welcome donations, however large or small, on a recurring or once-off basis, to support our work. You can contribute to help us nurture South Africa’s next generation as an individual or through your company.

Donations have played a huge part in helping Connect Academy reach this stage of its development, taking our participants from their disadvantaged childhood circumstances, all the way through to their first steps in the professional, adult world and beyond.

Your support gives us the ability to work with flexibility in what is an ever changing environment, enabling us to meet the individual needs of each of the young people in our care.

Connect is a registered non-profit company (registration number:
2012 / 057683 / 08) with PBO status. We are able to issue Section
18(A) certificates on all applicable South African donations.

Our Donation Methods

Please click the links for either a recurring or once-off donation, where you will be redirected to our secure payment gateway.

Donating via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

We are also able to accept contributions directly via EFT via the following details:

Account Name: Connect Community Development
Bank: FNB
Account Number: 62356179939
Branch Code: 250059

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