Kenya Harlequin scrum-half Lucky Dewald has joined The Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS) in South Africa, the club has confirmed.
Dewald’s last appearance for Kenya Harlequin was in the opening tournament of the National 7s Circuit, Kabeberi 7s. He has also been part of Kenya Under 20 7s and 15s squad. He featured for the Chipu as they claimed bronze in the 2022 Rugby Africa Barthes Cup.
“Congratulations Lucky Dewald on your selection to The Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS) on rugby program. Once a Quin always a Quin reads a congratulatory message on Quin’s twitter.
Congratulations Lucky on your selection to join @sas_hp
Wishing you all the best
— Kenya Harlequin (@KenyaHarlequins) June 15, 2022
He joins the Jacques Hanekom led program. Hanekom is a former provincial rugby coach and he is a specialist in rugby player recruitment and development pathways. He is responsible for SAS Rugby programmes and initiatives.
Other coach part of the program include former Blitzboks captain Philip Snyman and Frankie Horne.
SAS Rugby offers programmes that expose players to High Performance sport and gives them the opportunity to become professional rugby players.
The SAS opened in 2012 and is a destination for sportsmen and women across many sport codes from all over the world. Other than being the home of the Springboks Sevens, U/20s and the Western Province Rugby Institute, it is also the preferred choice for the Springbok senior side for holding camps.
It is an all-inclusive facility that houses a gymnasium, medical-and rehabilitation facilities, dining hall as well as accommodation and meeting rooms.