RETIRED Springbok wrestler Jan Bezuidenhout helps fellow South Africans to fulfil their dreams of becoming champions.

His Welkom Wrestling Club is the 2008 winner of the Murray and Roberts-sponsored Jack Cheetham Memorial Award. The club received a floating trophy and R500000 spread over five years.

The award, which acknowledges the inspirational and motivational ideals of Cheetham, a former Murray and Roberts director, community builder and erstwhile national cricket team captain during the 50s, is supported by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, Sowetan and the Aggrey Klaaste Nation Building Foundation.

Bezuidenhout has been using his own money since 1992 to train children from Welkom and surrounding black townships and informal settlements, including Thabong.

The club needs a bus to transport its young players to tournaments throughout South Africa. To help, call Pieter Bezuidenhout on 082-413-1760.