My life started in one of the biggest Townships in South Africa – Imbali Stage 2 in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. I was born on 12th January 1992 and am the firstborn in a family of 6, 5 siblings and a father and unfortunately, my mother passed away.
My love for sport started at a very young age while I was still in Primary School. Moving to Richmond rural area, the primary school I was attending was about 5km away. We would wake up early in the morning to milk cows and fetch water from the boreholes. After all that, I had to run to school every day during the milking season.
It became a habit for me and other school kids who were attending the same school. We would run to school together. Because we had no facilities or talent scouts and no competitions to attend, we couldn’t do anything with our talents except run TO and FROM school
Years went by and just when I was giving up on running, my mom took me back to Pietermaritzburg and that is when I got back into Athletics. I continued with running until High School. In 2013 I was selected by KZN Athletics to represent KZN in the U/23 National Championships in Pretoria (Pilditch). I came back with a Silver Medal in a 4×400m relay.
After the U/23 champs, I went back home and I noticed that there were so many kids who wanted to do athletics but couldn’t because of not having a coach. I then discussed that with my head coach Mr Xolani Mabida who introduced me to the coaching industry and I started helping local schools in sport.
n 2019, after completing my NQF Level 4 and 5 in Coaching Science, I was then introduced to LIV2Run at LIV Village Durban. LIV2Run works with athletes both at LIV Village and the local community and my goal is to help those in need of good coaching to change childrens’ lives through sport.