In the backyard of a house in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town is a boxing Academy owned by Emil Brice once a Springbok boxer who’s father started the well known La Serena Gym in Muizenberg. Brice not only rears young champions like Lunga Sitemela ABU lightweight Champion (African boxing Union) but also has a youth program training kids from all backgrounds often with no compensation.

Having grown up in apartheid South Africa myself, it is predominantly through the sanctions of our sport teams that the youth became aware of what was happing in our country. Mixed sports teams only became the norm with the end of apartheid and the rule of Nelson Mandela who used the language of sport as a platform to unify South Africa, a universal language understood and loved by all race and colour.