SA Schools 2023 lock Jaco Grobbelaar of Fichardtpark in Bloemfontein obtained an amazing 8 distinctions (91% average) for matric in 2023.
Jaco who is over 2m tall, represent South Africa at lock in the u18 rugby internationals in 2023 and was named Man of the Match for his top form during the England encounter.
Apart from being a special player with a bright future, he also is described as a humble well-mannered young man by his coach.
Fichardtpark had an outstanding 1st XV rugby season during 2023 and would have been worthy winners of an SA Team of the Year award. They captured the Wesgrow title for the being the best co-ed 1st XV in the central league last year and only fell short of a remarkable unbeaten season by the last two matches of the season when Jaco was not available due to Green and Gold commitments.