Van Heer­den en­joys trav­els with his fam­ily

Sunday World - - Sport - By Go­molemo Motshwane

Chang­ing cities of­ten has brought out the ad­ven­tur­ous side of Marc van Heer­den. Since 2016, the winger has lived in Dur­ban (AmaZulu), Port Eliz­a­beth (Chippa United), Jo­han­nes­burg (Or­lando Pi­rates) and now back in Dur­ban.

The AmaZulu full-back has grown fond of the mys­tery that comes with tak­ing on a new jour­ney. This he does with his wife Saman­tha and their two young chil­dren.

“My fam­ily goes wher­ever I go. We never sep­a­rate and that’s how we like to do it,” Van Heer­den said. “As a fam­ily we are like gyp­sies, and we en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ences and mov­ing around a bit.

“For now I think we are set­tled here in Dur­ban and hope to be here for a while.”

The 30-year-old likes to live life on the lighter side, which is why he goes the ex­tra mile to take care of his body.

Van Heer­den has two health spon­sors to take care of his needs. “I have Nutri-tech which is my sup­ple­ment spon­sor and takes care of my nu­tri­tional needs in terms of en­ergy and re­cov­ery. And Sun­life makes sure that the vi­ta­mins and min­er­als I need in my body [are] in check.”

He ad­mits that he has in the past few years been tak­ing bet­ter care of his body than he did in the past. “If you want longevity in life you have to treat your body with re­spect. So it’s about eat­ing the right stuff and drink­ing the right liq­uids.

“I have not eaten a McDon­ald’s, KFC or Steers burger for more than seven years. My wife and I do go out to a few se­lected places for a pizza or burger but we look deeply into where we eat.”

On his wife Saman­tha, he said: “My wife is the rock of the fam­ily and keeps ev­ery­thing to­gether.

Marc van Heer­den and his lovely wife Saman­tha with their kid.

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