Nothing is Impossible

Posted: September 7, 2007 in inspiring stories

I was going through my inbox to find any important old mail that I might missed when I got this Gem. Its from my hero Kevin Roberts a top dog at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising agency. It s an inspiring story about Bobby Skinstad, a rugby player whose career was dead but just like Jesus Christ 200 years ago he has risen.

When Bobby was in his early twenties he was one of the most promising South African Rugby players. In 1999 a bad car accident shattered his knee bringing his career to a premature end.

Life part two

Life must go on, and Bobby tried a new career in the world of Advertising. With his Leardership, dedication, professionalism and eargerness to learn he succeded. He formed a sport marketing Joint venture with Saatchi and Saatchi called Esportif.

It aint over yet.

While he was succeful in business, the love for Rugby was still alive in him. Once his knee was fully recovered he got back to his first love, Rugby and set a goal of playing for Springboks, the name for South Africa national ruby team. He worked hard, played club rugby and finally got called into Springboks. This sort of come back is rare in the world. He had the fire in the belly and made it. The highlight was being named Captain of the team.

Not again.

They say getting to the top is easy staying there is hard. When he was getting used to life at the top he suffered a broken rib in world Cup build up match against arch rivals Australia in July. Every players dream is to play in the world cup. With the world cup two months away many might have thought the dream was over. Not Bobby, he stayed positive and combined it with good fitness. He was named in the South Africa rugby world cup squad. He is likely to Captain the Springboks in 2007 Rugby World cup that starts today in France.  

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