Joe Gqabi District Academy High Performance Hubs:
Maclear Rugby Academy:
The Maclear Rugby Academy is situated at the Maclear High School in the rural parts of the Joe Gqabi District, near Mthatha.
A squad of 22 players, from various schools and towns in the Maclear area, has been selected for the programme with the aim to identify and develop talented young players to feed into the ranks of the Border Rugby Union and the Eastern Cape representative teams.
Mr Marc Prinsloo is assigned the role of Head Coach and Maclear Rugby Manager.
Players on scholarship are offered accommodation in the Maclear High Schools hostel, school fees, transportation, nutrition, as well as full-time rugby coaching and conditioning.
Players train 5 times per week under the guidance of the Conditioning Specialist and Head Coach.
Burgersdorp Athletics Hub:
The Burgersdorp Sprinting hub is based in Burgersdorp situated in the Joe Gqabi District and comprises mostly of Sprinters.
A total of 12 Sprinting athletes forms part of the Hub.
Mr Mongezi Mokoena is assigned the role of Head Coach as is the Hub Coordinator.
Player train 3 times per week under the guidance of the Coach and Conditioning Specialist.