As part of the official launch of the new ION4, Powerade hosted an exciting surprise sweat session at the Emirates Airline Park where players from the Wanderers under-19 development team got the surprise of a lifetime. Expecting a mid-week match, instead the aspiring young rugby players got to meet former Springbok Ashwin Willemse and some of SA’s top Super15 players including: Pat Lambie, Jessie Kriel, Warren Whiteley and Marnitz Boschoff. The teens also got to test the new Powerade ION4 and were put through the paces by former All Black and current Lions coach, John Mitchell, completing a rigorous sweat session alongside some of their sporting heroes.

Check out the exciting video from this amazing experience #PowerThrough:







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