Playing for the Women Blitzbokke is a dream come true – Ndou

At the tender age of 19, Vhugala Voice Ndou is enjoying her game as a professional rugby player. Ndou plays for the University of Johannesburg's Sevens rugby team and has proven her tremendous talents over the past year. Touted as one for the future, Ndou was part of the Women’s Blitzbokke camp for the HSBC Dubai Sevens tournament in December. She was also part of the side when they beat Tukkies Women’s Sevens team in the final of the Tuks Sevens tournament this past weekend. Ndou says there is no turning back for her now. Ndou is undoubtedly an inspiration to young South Africans who need a little motivation to live their dreams in the rigorous and often male-dominated sport of rugby. She says she is not allowing her background to hold her back. With her sights set on a lengthy fruitful rugby career, Ndou says that besides turning out for the national team she is targeting a place in the University Sport South Africa squad for the World Student Games in Italy in July this year. The BA student, who is in the final year of her studies looks back on her journey with pride. Unlike their male counterparts who enjoy immense covering and immeasurable spotlight, Ndou says playing rugby as a woman is challenging as people do not support their craft.