South African Rugby Legends Association
"Stefan Terblanche has taken up the role of CEO of the South African Rugby Legends Association."
Terblanche, since has taken up the role of CEO of the South African Rugby Legends Association. SARLA, founded in 2004 is a registered non-profit organisation whose key objectives are developing rugby at grass root levels and supporting the needs and interest of Rugby Legends.
Development projects under the name of VUKA (a SARLA initiative), focuses on young players in disadvantaged communities who have traditionally been excluded from structured rugby training and grassroots level competition. By nurturing the personal growth and athletic potential of these youngsters, SARLA aims to uplift individuals, and by extension communities to create advancement opportunities for talented players and a deeper, broader pool of professional level talent.
Rugby Legends contribute to projects through coaching, training, fundraising, organising matches and ‘passing on the passion’ of the game. Their enthusiasm for giving back to the rugby community is critical to SARLA success. SARLA strives to give Rugby Legends a home base for building careers off the field, supported by camaraderie, loyalty and shared passion.
Rugby Legends not only include former players, but also all the other hard-working folk who have contributed over so many years; the coaches, administrators, referees and all those who have supported the sport from the side of the field. The Legends have access to International Rugby Board certification training. Legends also participate in local and international tours under the SARLA banner. Rugby clubs across the country are supported by Legends who contribute toward their individual community projects.