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In 2023, The Beast Foundation Annual Rugby Bootcamps welcomed both boys and girls aged between 16 and 20 years, aiming to discover the next generation of rugby stars.

The camp featured rigorous rugby training and life skills development led by top professionals and experts.

Originally starting with a national recruitment drive that identified 50 Bootcampers, a new strategy was implemented to enhance the impact on provincial rugby initiatives and local talent retention plans. This involved an expansion to scout 60 Bootcampers per region, enabling a broader reach to aspiring players through provincial recruitment efforts.

The inaugural try-outs commenced in Durban.

Stay tuned for updates on upcoming regional tryouts. For inquiries or more information about The Beast Foundation Annual Rugby Bootcamps, reach out via email at

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July 2023

Tryouts for the KZN leg of the Annual Rugby Bootcamp 2023 began on the 12th of July, where over 200 of KZN’s finest sporting youth attended and pushed themselves to their limits. Breaking our normal Bootcamp convention of having 60 recruits, we had a groundbreaking 63 athletes – 33 girls and 30 boys – make it past Tryouts and start their new journey.

This leg of the Rugby Bootcamp was a time of mass euphoria as we got underway. Day 1 and 2 presented immense physical and mental challenges as our young athletes grappled with some of the hardest aspects of the sport. They were surprised and spurred on by ‘The Beast’ himself, who offered tips to keep them encouraged, as well as being one of their head coaches and mentors. Throughout our final two days, the kids continued their training with The Beast and received further coaching and insight from some of the sport’s most established professionals. Once their training had been completed, a closing ceremony was held to celebrate their remarkable talent and present them with certificates to commemorate their achievements.