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VIDEO - England U18 follow in Barack Obama's footsteps

21 August 2013

  • England U18 visit Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Centre
  • Humbling experience – Captain James Chisholm

The England Under 18 squad paid a visit to the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Centre in South Africa during their recent visit to the country - just one month after US President Barack Obama was there.

The centre's purpose is to provide a safe haven for young South Africans and Manager Dante Robbertze was delighted to have England's young guns come and visit.

England U18 visit Desmond Tutu HIV centre in South Africa

Photo: RFU Archive

He said: "It's wonderful have people such as yourselves coming to visit us. It raises awareness and it helps people to become more aware of the troubles that our children face.

"But more than that, it goes to show that young people are pretty much the same, regardless of where they're from in the world."

England captain James Chisholm added: "It's nice to come and see what it's all about and have an impact. It's awfully humbling to come here and to see what their lives are like. If we can spread knowledge of rugby then great, but the main thing is that these kids are keeping active."