Youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in and around East London, in the Eastern Cape, have been given a rare festive season treat, coaching by their Netball and Rugby heroes.

Coaching clinics are preceding the tens rugby and netball tournament in the City.

The Clinics are organized by prominent sports personalities.

Springbok player and organiser of the event Skara Ntubeni says, “We wanted to do something that could give back.  So today was about that and everyone came on board. They are helping to coach the kids and we are just hoping that it is something that can grow in the Eastern Cape .”

One of the participants at the event, Lihle Mghobo says, “They are teaching us to learn how to be good netball players and I think that I am going to be one of the best netball players because I have learned a lot here.”