Get Bales To SA Elite Rugby Academy

Shortly after I started playing rugby I decided I wanted to make a run for the Olympics in 2020. I've spent the last few years playing, attending camps, and traveling to academies to improve my game. 

After making a comeback from an ACL injury I was offered an oportunity to train abroad at one of the worlds best training facilities (Stellenbosch Academy of Sport, South Africa) with some of the best up and coming rugby talent. Taking advantage of this oportunithy would allow me to train like an Olympian with pros as my guides and mentors. It would also allow me to further my profesional development as a strength and conditioning coach.

If I still plan on making the 2020 Olympics I have to start presenting my talents on a larger stage. I need to be in the right environment where failure produces learning and that lead to mastery.

I have set a goal of raising $10,000 to help pay for acadamy fees, travel, and living exspenses that aren't covered by the academy. ANY dollar amount helps. I appreciate your time and consideration. Keep Dreaming, Keep Working.


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Matthew Bales
Centreville, VA

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