2016 has certainly been a challenging year for rugby. Club Newlands, the official supporters club of the DHL Stormers and DHL WP – will be ushering in the 2017 rugby season early with a hive of fun activities to lift the spirits of the whole family! We start the year off with a bang in the form of the annual Club Newlands DHL Stormers Sleepover on Friday, 3 February 2017 at DHL Newlands Rugby Stadium.
Parents along with their kids are given the opportunity to pitch a tent on the sacred greens of the DHL Newlands Rugby Stadium.
The DHL Stormers team join the children and assist in a short coaching clinic, followed by a signing and photo session. This is then crowned with a braai and a hub of activities throughout the evening for the kids to enjoy.
Club Newlands aims to get kids involved in activities which promote a healthy lifestyle with the help of the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) coaching and development department. We also believe that by investing in family oriented events, such as the Sleepover, Club Newlands actively conveys the message that rugby is an activity suitable for the whole family.
“The DHL Club Newlands Sleepover not only promotes camaraderie between parent and child, but also encourages children to develop and pursue fitness within the realm of local rugby in a fun, interactive space.” said Selwyn Lewis, Chairman, Club Newlands.