November 15th, 2022:
Talent identification, opportunity and scholarship linking organisation World Wide Scholarships (WWS) will once again be taking Southern Africa and East Africa by storm, allowing young athletes the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of talent and development scouts from some of the world’s foremost sporting organisations.
This multi-disciplinary talent scouting event has successfully run in the two regions in 2020 and 2021 respectively and now is gearing up for its third annual instalment set to take place December 9-11 in Sasolburg DP De Villiers Stadium, South Africa and December 16 – 19 at Greensteds International School in Nakuru, Kenya. The camp offers opportunities for young African talent to showcase their skills and interact with top coaches and scouts in rugby/American Football, soccer and basketball!
The WWS Scout Camp is foremost a developmental camp providing athletes with the opportunity to improve and develop their skills with the guidance and coaching from leading coaches from around the world, this camp also provides young athletes with the stage to showcase their God given talents to top international agencies who will be scouting for talent to link promising young stars with scholarship opportunities.
Joining the elite ensemble of coaches this year is one of the world's most well-known rugby legends and top fly halves in history to play in the game of rugby, Naas Botha. Still considered one of the ‘Springbok Greats,’ Botha is no stranger to making the switch from his world class rugby talent to trying his hand at American Football after receiving an invitation from the American football team the Dallas Cowboys to try out as a placekicker.
“Having someone of Naas Botha’s calibre join us as the head coach of Rugby and American Football is truly an honour. WWS is always looking to provide the best opportunities for young aspiring athletes to learn and develop their skills, and to give them a fighting chance to break into the internationally competitive arena of sports. Being able to learn from a legend such as Naas is the stuff dreams are made of and we are excited to bring those dreams to life at WWS Scout Camp 2022.” says CEO and Founder of WWS, Munya Maraire.
The WWS Scout camp will also unlock opportunities for young soccer players. WWS has strong working relationships with Lombardio Uno AC Milan Technical Centre and Italia Calcio Coaching. A partnership that has been working throughout the years to develop the pools of talent identified by WWS in various African countries through the WWS Soccer Academy which recently sent 37 promising young soccer players to Italy and Spain this year on a European Soccer Trials.
Paolo Gatti, former president of the Milan Coaches Association and responsible for the development of AC Milan Star Sandro Tonali, has been working with WWS throughout the year and will be leading up the soccer scouting and selection of qualified coaches for the camp.
Another sporting code being featured at the scout camps this year is Basketball and the call is out for both young men and women to come and compete for the attention of none other than Todd Landrey. For more than two decades Landrey managed and operated the most successful and sought-after youth development camp in the NBA, for the Philadelphia 76ers. Under his direction and mentorship, the 76ers’ development camps produced 27 NBA and WNBA stars.
“Todd will work with WWS to develop African basketball through talent identification and development, coach education and internships at both amateur and professional level. His experience in talent identification, assessments and trials is second to none and African players stand to benefit from his eye for talent and proven development methodology,” says Maraire.
“The WWS Scout Camps will be held at DP De Villiers Stadium in South Africa from 9 - 11 December 2022 and at Greensteds International School Kenya from 16-19 December 2022. We can’t wait to see what talent this year will bring and we look forward to connecting this talent to life changing opportunities,” concludes Maraire.
To register to attend the Scout Camp visit www.wws.camp