Simnikiwe Bosman

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SchoolGraeme College
Lives inGrahamstown, Eastern Cape


Simnikiwe Bosman dislocated his knee during a local rugby derby in Makhanda in 2021. The damage caused by the complicated injury led to his leg being amputated – changing the course of his life forever. Rugby was his passion.

In 2022, he became a Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund beneficiary and, after a period of adjustment to life as a prosthetic device user, Simnikiwe was fitted with his first sports prosthesis, also known as a Cheetah Running Blade, that same year.

He has since joined the team at Stirling Biokinetics to help him prepare for his debut performance in Para Athletics at the 2023 Toyota SASAPD National Championships in Cape Town. He aims to become one of the best Para athletes in the world.

HIGHLIGHTS since becoming a Jumping Kids beneficiary…

  • Selected to (unofficially) represent the Eastern Cape at the 2023 Toyota SASAPD National Championships in Cape Town, South Africa, where Simnikiwe tried Para athletics for the first time in a competitive setting.
  • Joined the Stirling Biokinetics team to prepare for his Toyota SASAPD National Championships debut in Cape Town in 2023.
  • Had the opportunity to meet his rugby hero, Malcolm Marx at King Edward VII School in 2022 when he visited Gauteng to be fitted with his sponsored sports prosthesis.
  • Became a beneficiary of the Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund in 2022 and was fitted with his walking prosthesis.
  • Selected to play first team rugby for Graeme College in 2021.

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