Prowess on the Rugby Field Earns Student a Scholarship
Sharks Under 18 player and BSc student Mr Lindelwe Cele has been honoured with a UKZN Prestige Sports Scholarship for his sterling achievement on the rugby field.
The UKZN Prestige Sports Scholarship is awarded to students who have shown outstanding achievement in sport at a provincial, national or international level. Cele is currently doing his first year of a BSc Property Development degree at Howard College and feels grateful to be awarded this scholarship.
‘I come from a disadvantaged background and have always had to work hard for a lot of things. This scholarship has afforded me the opportunity to play the game I love and study at the same time. For this I am extremely grateful,’ he said.
While his late mother had hoped that he would one day become a doctor so that he could help people, Cele believes his chosen career will still allow him to do just that. ‘My plans for the future are to complete my degree and pursue a job in the construction industry as a Quantity Surveyor. Also, I am a lover of sports so I would like to coach part time just to remain involved,’ said Cele.
He likes to play FIFA video games as well as work out on the rugby field and go to the gym. ‘I’m a laid back person. Anything “chilled” is a hobby of mine.’
He says his late mother was his role model. ‘She had a heart of gold and she taught me everything, especially how to be a humble person,’ he said.