Springbok Women’s player, Aseza Hele, might not be in the frontline in the fight to combat COVID-19, but being in the essential services industry, she is playing her part to help others during this uncertain period.

Hele is a receptionist at the healthcare retirement village in Hermanus and has seen her role become an essential part of the institution.

“I love helping people in general, so it is a good feeling to know that I can be there for others during the lockdown,” Hele commented in a post on sarugby.co.za

“It is very sad knowing that the elderly cannot see their families during this time, but it is a rewarding feeling for me personally knowing that we are there for them and that their families know that they are not alone.”

“It is very important to maintain my weight and ensure that all the hard work I put in during the last few months is not undone.” – Springbok Women’s player, Aseza Hele

Having to spend time away at work leaves Hele with less time to train as compared to some of her Springbok Women’s teammates who are at home in isolation, but she finds time to keep in shape.

““I train twice a day, before and after work, and I have been following the training programme we have been given religiously.

“Obviously we cannot run long distances, and that has probably been the toughest part for me because I love running, but I have been doing shuttles in small spaces, and using water bottles, crates and even lifting my younger sister for weight training, so my training is on track.

“I have also been eating as healthy as possible because it is very important to maintain my weight and ensure that all the hard work I put in during the last few months is not undone as we are essentially preparing for the 2021 Rugby World Cup.”

Last year, the No.8 was named Women’s Achiever of the Year at the 2019 SA Rugby Awards ceremony.

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: Springbok Women’s No.8, Aseza Hele, is playing her part in helping combat COVID-19 as a receptionist at a healthcare retirement village in Hermanus. Photo: Springbok Women