The South African Jockey Academy held their annual awards ceremony on Friday, 10 December 2021, at The Clubhouse, Summerveld Training Centre, Hillcrest. The ceremony was sponsored by Hollywoodbets and held to celebrate the talent of many apprentices in our beautiful country.
The day was filled with plenty of smiles as guests gathered to recognise the hard work and determination of many apprentices during a very challenging year. Guests who attended the ceremony and represented Hollywoodbets included Brand Ambassador, Anthony Delpech; Group Transformation Manager, Babongile Mkhize; Hollywoodbets Consultant, Basil Thomas; Betting Operations Manager, Dermot O’Connell; Brand and Communications Manager, Devin Heffer; and Consultant for the Foundation, Nicky Le Roux.
The Hollywood Foundation chose to make the awards ceremony even more special for the apprentices by doing prize-sponsoring for bursary recipients from Hollywoodbets, as motivation for their performance. Given that we are in the festive season, the Team also added a special touch and chose to give Christmas hampers to the apprentices at the awards. The award for Qualifying Apprentices, which was powered by the Hollywood Foundation, was given to Jabu Jacobs and Thabiso Gumede, two thrilled little boys who also received a R250 cash voucher.