Rush South Africa, one of our most active clubs, is growing steadily to become a national soccer reference. The Rush way put to Rush South Africa streets ahead of any other national club, arousing interest of other club to become part of the Rush Soccer. The latest request comes from Durban and will be known as Rush KZN (Kwa Zulu Natal), one of the nine provinces in South Africa. The main goal of the club is to give opportunities to more South African players by working closely with Rush Durban.
Rush South African teams will have an academy to keep improving their skills without forgetting their education and studies. The Rush Academy is taking its shape from the facility that has everything needed to keep up as the leaders of national soccer. Jimmy Bakos, Rush South Africa Technical Director, explains: “The Academy will be completed with a swimming pool, tennis court, squash court, cinema and sufficient accommodation for 32 players to live in it.” The Rush Academy will lay out two grass soccer fields, a half size synthetic pitch, and a beach soccer pitch.
As any other Rush Club, Rush South Africa will provide a thorough academic education to the players in addition to the soccer skills that they will learn. “The players will be educated through the Cambridge system and our aim is to have every graduate from the academy attend a college in the USA. We are aware that not every player will make it as a professional soccer player, but we would like all of the players to be prepared for the life ahead of them”, adds Technical Director, Jimmy Bakos.
The Rush Academy will consist of:
Mark Bruno - CEO
Neville Govender – CFO
Val Bakos – Secretary
Peter Nock - Academy GM
Grant Nock – Projects
Jimmy Bakos - Technical Director