This is a journey into the histories, hearts and homes of some of South Africa's greatest sporting heroes. Featuring the varied and very human stories of 13 icons of our time, including AB de Villiers, Ryan Sandes, 'Beast' Mtawarira, and Bridgitte Hartley, the book shows that it takes far more than natural talent to transform an athlete into the best that sport has to offer. Making Champions is an answer to the question: what goes into achieving champion status? It tells of the battles these sports stars have lost and won in their desire to set themselves apart from others just as gifted and aspiring for success. In the process, it equips all South Africans aiming to achieve in whatever field with the knowledge of the decisions and sacrifices these athletes have made, and the habits they have adopted on their way to the top.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Aug 2013
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Michael Jenkins
Michael Jenkins' career in the film and media industry has suffered for years from a chronic distraction by sports. In 2009, he decided to exacerbate this situation by starting the Ubuntu Football Academy in Cape Town, and is passionate about the power of football (and sports in general) to transform society. He continues to work in the media industry, juggling his time between a film studio and a football field.