WELCOME TO THE SHARKS ACADEMY
Academy Awards 2014
The Annual Sharks Academy Awards were held at Growthpoint KINGS PARK to honour the players who have achieved this season, from the gym, to the lecture room to the field.
The Sharks Academy has a proud record of producing Sharks players as well as those who make the step up to the international stage, and this year is no different. Those players are role-models for all the boys.
The Academy produced six new Sharks in 2014 (Thomas du Toit, Khaya Majola, Cameron Wright, Hanco Venter, Andre Esterhuizen and Johan Meyer) as well as the four official SA Under 20 reps (Thomas du Toit, Andre Esterhuizen, Jean Luc du Preez and Jean Luc du Plessis) with Daniel du Preez missing out due to injury and Neil Maritz being very unlucky to miss out on final selection after taking part in most of the warm-up games.
The past few years have offered one success after another for The Sharks Academy, where the number of Cell C Sharks and Springboks (and other International players) produced continues to grow.
What a Year
Former Sharks Academy scrumhalf Cobus Reinach etched his name into the history books this year as another father and son Springbok combination, when he was selected to represent his country.
He featured off the bench a few times before getting his maiden start against England, and taking the opportunity with both hands. So much so that he ended the Springbok end of year tour as the form scrumhalf in the squad.