SA Legends give platform to Border youth
Young rugby players from disadvantaged communities who have been traditionally excluded from structured rugby will receive expert training and participate in grassroots level competitions.
South African Legends will host the first VUKA Tournament for the under 15 boys in the Border Region at Lilyfontein School on Saturday, August 10.
Twenty teams of 22 players have been invited, with a total of 440 players and 40 coaches/managers. Two pools will be established, with each team playing two matches. The top points of each pool will go into the final and play for a prestigious Cup and medals. “This is the first event of its nature to be held in the Border region to promote and expose the rugby community and looks to involve teams from across the Border region,” said Robbie Du Rand, Project Director for South African Rugby Legends’ Vuka Program in the Border Region, Eastern Cape.
VUKA Rugby is a partnership between South African Rugby Legends Association (SARLA) and the South African Rugby Union (SARU) endorsed by SARU which forms part of their National Development Objectives which includes bringing rugby to the masses on a national level.
The event will start at 8am and will run with two matches parallel throughout the day, the final will be played at 4pm.