“I have learnt so much about myself and my capabilities just by doing my coaching using the CoolPlay Way.”

”Thanks to CoolPlay for developing my self-esteem, for being the drive to a positive attitude and for developing my coaching and the love of the game!”

”The experience has disciplined me as an individual so much that it helped me go back to school.”
— Xolani, CoolPlay Champion

The success of CoolPlay lies in the fact that the coaches are there, rain or shine, building the trust and respect required to affect real change amongst our residents.

Through the structured rugby programme, they have assisted us in tackling some of the greatest challenges our residents are facing on a daily basis such as disillusionment, inter-personal conflict and frustration.

Because of the Vuka Rugby Clinic at our Facility, our incident rate has drop tremendously. Our rugby residents are more focused on making a success of their lives.
— Mr A D Bantom, Bonnytoun Secure Care Facility

I believe the programme was valuable for our [youth centre] as they not just brought the game of rugby but also the discipline and how to apply it in their daily lives.

Mr Payi was also seen as a positive role model to the rugby team at Outeniqua as he gave them valuable tips for their game
— Faldien Hendricks, Act Facility Manager, Outeniqua CYC
It’s like Dr Payi (CoolPlay Coach) said, everyone has a dream, how do you achieve your dream - through goals, how do you achieve your goals - through hard work. Through Coolplay anything is possible, and it’s great to be involved through the Laureus Foundation.”
— Schalk Brits, South Africa
I think its a fantastic program, I experienced first hand today what you do - creating opportunities for kids and teaching life skills through sports. Make the most of it, enjoy every moment, and keep on learning.”
— Jean De Villiers, Captain, South Africa
Great day spent at @CoolPlaySA with Morne De Plessis, Sean Fitzpatrick, and JDV representing @Laureus. Saw first hand the brilliant work CoolPlay do.
— Brian O'Driscoll, Ireland & British Lions