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Beeno1

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Prof Jake White recruits SA Talent for Brumbies
March 16, 2013, 13:04:40

 

 
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Durban - Jake White has launched a Canberra University scholarship to recruit talented South African rugby players to play for the Brumbies.

The Brumbies, as part of their new partnership with the University of Canberra, have issued the following press release ahead of the Brumbies game against the Sharks in Durban:

"A high-performing South African student will receive a chance to study in Australia under a new scholarship announced today.

The University of Canberra Brumbies Scholarship for General Excellence, known as the ‘Jake White Scholarship’, includes University of Canberra tuition fees, subsidised accommodation and an internship with the University of Canberra Brumbies Super Rugby side.

Students who are South African citizens with a strong academic and sporting records are eligible for the scholarship.

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker joined Jake White to launch the scholarship after the University of Canberra Brumbies Captain’s Run in Durban.

“An international outlook and sports teaching and research are major parts of life at the University of Canberra,” Professor Parker said.

“South Africans and Australians have a lot in common: we both love rugby and we both value education. I hope by giving a young South African rugby player an opportunity to study in Australia we can strengthen the links between our nations.

“University of Canberra is proud of its professional education, applied research and community links in all areas, but especially in sport. Our partnership with the Brumbies is innovative and unlike any other sponsorship arrangement in professional sport, the mutual benefits are significant and the potential is huge.”

The Brumbies will soon relocate to the University of Canberra campus as part of a unique multimillion dollar ‘sports hub’.

Jake White, who is an adjunct professor with the University, welcomed the Scholarship.

“For many students, this scholarship will be 100 per cent life changing. UC has a proven track record of placing students in good jobs and it’s exciting to think that South Africans are now able to enjoy that system too,” he said.

“I’m constantly amazed at the amount of South Africans who ask me about how they can get their own children into the University of Canberra once they’ve finished school. Emails, phone calls and letters, you name it, people are contacting me saying that they want their children to be given the best education possible.

“It’s fantastic to be making the announcement of the Jake White Scholarship today and I look forward to seeing plenty of South African students take on the challenge of living and studying in Canberra in the future.”


About the scholarship

Selection will be based on a written statement which outlines the applicant’s academic and sporting achievements.
The scholarship includes

• A fully funded full-time degree at the University of Canberra (up to a maximum of three years).
• A one-off reimbursement of $1,500 to assist with relocation costs.
• Subsidised on campus accommodation at the University of Canberra
• Access to internship opportunities with Brumbies Rugby. (of at least 10 hours per week during semester)

More information is online at:
www.canberra.edu.au/jakewhite"

Unfortunately there are probably few if any candidates here. rooitwit is way too old and not varsity material. Snapster likewise. boklogic maybe interested.


Saffex

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RE: Prof Jake White recruits SA Talent for Brumbies
March 16, 2013, 13:57:26

Jake is a wanker for stealing SA talent


polyboy

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RE: Prof Jake White recruits SA Talent for Brumbies
March 16, 2013, 15:05:18

Yeah, now maybe this will shut all those SA posters up about "NZ poaching Polynesian players"!


Saffex

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RE: Prof Jake White recruits SA Talent for Brumbies
March 16, 2013, 15:10:41

Yeah its a bit sad when its one of our so called own that is wanting to entise young SA players away from SA. I never liked Jake, this just re affirms my take on the man


polyboy

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RE: Prof Jake White recruits SA Talent for Brumbies
March 16, 2013, 15:42:31

On a side note, can't remember his first name (Jan?) Serfontein? Is he injured or is he being slowly introduced into top class rugby. Wasn't he u20's player of the year last year, from what I saw in U20 tournanment was deserved winner and a very, very special player....but where is he?


Saffex

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RE: Prof Jake White recruits SA Talent for Brumbies
March 16, 2013, 15:51:31

He was on the Bulls bench today, came on and spent his time on the field defending. Looks like Olivier has picked up an injury so I suspect Jan Serfontein will start at 12 next game. Lets hope so - he is a talent


Beeno1

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RE: Prof Jake White recruits SA Talent for Brumbies
March 16, 2013, 16:49:25

 So the guys get an education play a bit for the brumbies and then if they think they have a better future back here they return. 

The worry is they wont. That is not Jake's fault.

Snapster stop bleating away about Jake.

Thanks.


Keaganzulusmith

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RE: Prof Jake White recruits SA Talent for Brumbies
March 16, 2013, 22:25:29

 I see this as a plus tbh! get some SA players playing in aussie land get some aussie tips on how they play come back and tell the national team the tips! and if we get players playing in different places around the world makes our rugby that more different than if we all played in SA! only problem is! will they come back! so if they come back its a plus if they dont! its a loss :(


redsman

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RE: Prof Jake White recruits SA Talent for Brumbies
March 17, 2013, 11:05:50

Any young scholar would be making a good decision getting over here. Re rugby -play for who you like but long term Aussie citizenship is pretty valuable... 


Beeno1

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RE: Prof Jake White recruits SA Talent for Brumbies
March 17, 2013, 12:28:53

Sadly one has to agree Redsman. I would be off in a shot but for the financial disaster it would entail.

This is potentially a fine country but has very poor governance and a whole lot of nonsense going on. 


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