LEPHALALE — Lloyd Seleka is soft spoken, down to earth and very well mannered. He grew up in Lephalale (then Ellisras), went to Laerskool Bosveld Primary and played for the first cricket and rugby team. He was also an outstanding athlete.
After he finished his primary school years, he went to Polokwane where he was a learner at Tom Naudé Technical High School.
He played rugby and cricket for the first teams of his school and was offered a bursary by the North-West University.
While studying for his degree in Sport Science from 2006 to 2009, he played rugby for the Pukke from 2007 to 2009 in the position as centre.
He finally said goodbye to rugby in 2010 after he realized that his injuries (especially his back) made it impossible for him to play rugby any longer. He says it was a sad day for him and he decided never to play or watch any sports again.
He never worked in the Sport Science field but rather took up a learner ship in a mine. Safety consulting in mining environments is now his forte.
He moved back to Lephalale in 2012 and worked at Matimba Power Station as a Safety Consultant.
Slowly but surely his love for sport could no longer be supressed and he joined Mogol Cricket. After one of the cricket games at Mogol, one of the trainers of Hoërskool Ellisras’ first rugby team recognized him as the rugby player who played rugby for the Pukke. He approached Lloyd and asked him if he would be interested in assisting with the coaching of the first team. “I thought maybe it’s time to move forward and to get involved in rugby again” he says.
He attended a week’s practice sessions and voila! He is now assistant coach for a very privileged first team.
Lloyd’s secret to maintaining a healthy and toned body is eating a lot of meat and no carbs! And no ladies, he is not available, he is in a steady relationship.
May Lloyd’s skills contribute to a successful year of rugby!