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Cecil Afrika, one of the most exciting rugby sevens players in the world, has been named the newest Laureus Ambassador.
Cecil was welcomed into the Laureus family at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation South Africa that was held at the South African Sports Science Institute at Newlands, Cape Town.
Cecil is one of the modern greats of his sport evidenced by his being named the International Rugby Board Sevens Player of the Year for 2011 following the HSBC Sevens World Series in which he scored 40 tries and 385 points.
He is also an International Rugby Board ‘Keep Rugby Clean’ Ambassador for sevens. At the time this was announced, he said: “The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation uses the power of sport to make a difference in the lives of people and I am honoured to be involved in this initiative. My participation in sport has allowed me to experience many different things that I normally would only have dreamt about. I am therefore grateful for this opportunity and I am looking forward to assist Laureus in their many community development projects.”
Cecil joins other South African stars of sport such as Oscar Pistorius and Bryan Habana as Laureus Ambassadors helping promote the work of the Sport for Good Foundation.