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  1. GLORY GAME - Joost van der Westhuizen and Odette Schwegler

    The scenes, and behind the scenes, of the Glory Game documentary.

    In 2011 the world was shocked when the news broke that Joost van der Westhuizen, known for years as the golden boy of South African rugby and a former Springbok captain, had been diagnosed with motor neuron disease (MND). This rare condition attacks the central nervous system, causing progressive disability.  There is no known cure.

    All who have seen Joost in action will know that he is not one to give up without a fight. His game-changing prowess as a brilliant scrum half is now focused on a battle for survival and, more importantly, on making a difference to the lives of others with the disease.

    In a race against time, Joost has a dream to fulfil. He says: “In the beginning you go through all the emotions and you ask, ‘Why me?’ It’s quite simple. ‘Why not me?’ If I have to go through this to help future generations, why not me?” His acceptance of his symptoms is equally pragmatic: “One day you can’t move your arm, another day you don’t have speech. Every day you are reborn and you take the day as it comes.”

    Glory Game – The Joost van der Westhuizen Story is a compelling narrative of redemption set against the backdrop of an illustrious career in rugby. It is the story of a modern-day warrior forced to face his own human frailty. Joost shows us that beyond ambition, success and fame lies the true wealth of family and friends, and that within a ravaged body the spirit can remain invincible.

    RIP Joost van der Westhuizen (1971 - 2017)

  2. 1000 REASONS TO LOVE GOLF - Nick Herbert

    For anyone who just plain loves golf, life and to laugh. This book lists 1 000 golf specific moments that draw us to this addictive game. From the people to the special places, the courses to the funny experiences, each of them unique to this amazing sport. Open it to any page and enjoy golfing moments. Some may trigger good memories, others will make you laugh out loud (#BeenThereDoneThat), and others will have you packing the car and going to play a round of golf. Looking to join a four ball and finding a friend for life #GolfFriendsAreForLife Just avoiding hitting a duck or other bird in mid-flight #OneBirdieIDoNotWant A bucket of practice balls and your 7 iron #BestTherapyEver Having to correct your buddy when he says ‘I got a 4’ #CanYouCountDude? Jordan Spieth winning $22 million at 22 #LetsGoPractiseSon No spandex! #GolfBeatsCyclingEveryDay Holly Sonders #GolfBabes Hitting your lowest handicap ever #TellingEveryone Waking up excited for the coming round today #NoAlarmClockRequired That old guy at the club who plays over 200 rounds every year #HelloFutureMe When you forgot to remove your hat in the bar as a junior and had to pay for everyone’s drinks #DadNotImpressed The 2016 banning of anchoring your putter #TimClarkCareerEnder The sound of the ball going into the hole #Timeless Walking up to the green and not seeing your ball on the green #CouldItBeIn? Booking tee times online versus the old queue on Thursday 5pm when the time sheet was printed #BoozeNumbersDown When you are practicing bunker shots and thin one straight at the guy practicing opposite you off the green #FORE On the first tee and no one has a scorecard #200YardDashToTheProShop Vijay Singh and the Deer Antler Spray story #BizarreButTrue Ernie Els and his Autism charity efforts #Legend
  3. THE BLACK & WHITE STORY - Wim van der Berg

    The Black & White Story traces the long and proud 125 year history of the KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union and their team The Sharks. The Natal Rugby Union, later renamed the KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union, was founded in 1890 and there have been many heroes in the 125 years. Some of them were players, others administrators; and then of course there were the men who spent hours on training fields with schools, clubs and province, and those who refereed matches at all levels. Natal only won fifty per cent of their Currie Cup matches in their first 60 years and then came the surprise first final in 1956 when a gust of wind cost them the title. It took sixty-six years for the union to enjoy its first Currie Cup final. But the province did produce its fair share of quality players, including Springboks Bill Payne, Wally Clarkson and Philip Nel, who led South Africa on the country’s unbeaten tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1937. Two coaches, in particular, turned the fortunes of Natal around in the years before they became known as the Sharks. Izak van Heerden became world-renowned for his tactics and emphasis on skills to play running rugby. This transformed Natal into a real power and also a crowd favourite. And fifteen years later Ian McIntosh identified a (totally different) ‘new style’. This put Natal at the forefront following some lean years and bore fruit when they won the Currie Cup for a first time in 1990. Retold in detail is the wonderful 25 year period following The Sharks first Currie Cup win in 1990 (after being a team playing B section rugby in the 1980s), of the construction of Kings Park Stadium, and how today, The Sharks (previously known as The Banana Boys) have become one of the leading rugby brands in the world.
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