Connor Botha

Weight 104kg
Height 178cm
Date of Birth 11 May 1998
Position Hooker

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    Connor was born in Sandton, Johannesburg on 11 May 1998. His lifelong dream has been to be a professional rugby player. In grade 2 he wrote a story for school magazine about what he was going to be when he grew up : a professional rugby player.
    Although he has excelled at most sports, his passion and focus has been on rugby and he has played at provincial level throughout his school career as well as after school, being selected for U19 Sharks as first choice hooker, Sharks U21, as well as playing in the SuperSport Challenge Senior side.
    2010 KEPS Grade 6
    Rugby U13A Team
    Central Gauteng U12 Rugby Hooker

    2011 KEPS Grade 7
    Rugby U13A Team (Captain), Waterpolo U14A (played for KES), Soccer U13A
    Was called to Lions Rugby Trials but did not make it due to injury (kept name on the list in case I was ready in time but I did not recover in time).

    2012 Glenwood High School Grade 8 (Rugby Scholarship) – Gibson House Boarder
    Rugby U14A

    2013 Rugby U15A

    2014 GHS Grade 10 (Elite Academy Waterpolo & Rugby)
    Rugby U16A
    Grant Khomo Rugby Week U16 (Provincial)

    2015 GHS Grade 11
    Rugby 1st Team

    2016 GHS Grade 12
    Rugby 1st Team
    The Glenwood first team travelled to Japan to play in the Sanix world cup tournament, which they won, bringing the Cup home to South Africa – SANIX Rugby World Cup Champions

    2017 Sharks Rugby Academy
    Collegians Rugby Club U20A
    Sharks U19A Hooker (Starting Line-Up all games)
    Sharks Supersport Challenge Squad
    Training Squad : 2018 U21 pre season training

    Studies : ETA Academy : Sports Management and Nutrition

    2018 Sharks Super Sport Challenge Squad
    Sharks Rugby Academy
    Sharks U21 Squad
    Collegians Rugby Club U20A

    2019 Sharks Super Sport Challenge Team
    Sharks U21 Squad
    Collegians Rugby Club 1st Side

    Studies : ETA Academy : Advanced Certificate in Sports & Fitness Management and Nutrition

    July 2019 – February 2020 : Playing Club Rugby in Ireland

    Jan 2021 – Present : Playing Club Rugby in Portugal


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