Invictus letter Emily C.

I just wanted to take the time and write you this letter and thank you for what you have done for the country and not to mention the springbok name. Without you we would have not been standing on that world cup field and holding the 1st place trophy. With many, If not all of our fans standing and cheering for us.

The first thing I wanted to take into appreciation was when you were present at the meeting of the sports council. I heard that the council set to demolish the Springbok name. Instead of watching them take away our team, you stood up for us and convinced enough members to save our team. In addition to saving our name, you gave something for the whole country to root for and believe in. I can not explain how grateful I am for the opportunity you have given us. You are the reason why we were in the Rugby world cup. Without you we would no longer be the Springboks and would be forgotten.

I thank you for having our practices be combined with teaching local children the game of rugby. It has opened our eyes to new horizons on what we can do for others. Personally It made me see what troubles others are going through and brought me joy to see the happiness we can bring to people. When we arrived at the first practice, I learned that with a little time one can change someone for the better forever. This opportunity showed the kids how excellent the game of Rugby is, and how great the springboks are. We are now supported all around Africa due to your generous actions. I thank you for what you have done and for how you have helped the springboks.

I also wanted to thank you for the poem. It was very meaningful to me when you were willing to share with me the one thing that got you through the tough times in your life. As the captain of the springboks, my team depended on me to lead them in the right direction. The words, “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul” Really struck me towards what I had to do. I control what is to come in the path I am meant to take. The path I took, lead my team and I to a very satisfying victory. The poem as a whole helped me mentally and physically get through the stress that comes with going to the Rugby World Championship. I thank you for your generosity towards the Springboks.

Along with other points I would like to thank you for when you took the time to learn our names and make it clear that you value each and everyone of us. At the World cup you joined us on the field and were viewed by all watching. You walked up to each and everyone of us and you wished us luck. I noticed that you new all of our names, even many of us whose names are not known as well. I for certain know that the whole team was motivated very much after you appointed each of us. We showed our motivation and appreciation through the brutal and tough games throughout the rugby world championship and hope you are pleased with the outcome. We appreciate your dedication that you have put forth towards the team and I thank you for everything you have done for myself, the springboks and the country.

The last thing I wanted to draw attention to, is when our whole team and the stadium stood in harmony, singing the national anthem. President Mandela, you Inspired all of us to stand together and sing. You had such a big influence on us that we all agreed to take the time and learn the Anthem. Many of the players were unwilling to memorize the anthem at first. But later on they soon realized the right thing to do was to represent Africa. The National Anthem brought the fans and the players together, which lead us to believe in ourselves throughout the final game of the season. We won the Championship with pride and It was all because of you Mr. President. I thank you for what you have done for the Springboks but most importantly what you have done for the country.

I hope we have exceeded your wishes in the world of rugby. But most importantly, I want you to know that we are very grateful for what you have done for everyone, not only on the team but in the country.

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