New Look For New Connect Era

Brand New Playing Kit For Academy Team

Fettes College sponsor our rugby jerseys

It’s a new look for a new Connect Academy era, as our youngsters pull on a brand new rugby kit this week.

Our senior Academy team will wear a black strip with markings in our traditional red, gold and blue colours.

We’re doing this thanks to the support of our friends at Fettes College in Scotland, whose logo takes pride of place on our jerseys.

It does so alongside that of Edwin Doran Sports Tours, who have supported our work with young people in Cape Town for several years.

We’re building up to the big kick off for our 2023 rugby tour fixtures, starting with an historic contest against England’s Rugby School, marking 200 years since the invention of the sport.

Uber Eats also joined as fixture partners this week, helping us to provide access to sport for more young people than ever before.


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 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!