The Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) Mini Rugby Day will be held on Saturday, May 11 at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Bellville Campus.
One of the biggest rugby events for children in the world, the WPRFU expects to host over 2000 young players that will make up 200 teams coming from 77 different schools.
Matches will start at 08h30 and finish at 14h00 with food available from stalls. The entry fee is R20 per adult and R10 for scholars over 12 years, free for children under the age of 12.
There will be a number of DHL Stormers players there at 10h00 for signature and photo opportunities with Mini Rugby players and fans.
President of the Western Province Rugby Football Union, Zelt Marais, said that the Mini Rugby Day is always an event to look forward to.
“The Mini Rugby Day introduces many young people to the game and is vital for the continued growth and prosperity of our sport.
“This forms part of the WPRFU’s effort to make the game of rugby accessible to all and judging by the enthusiasm that surrounds the WPRFU Mini Rugby Day, it is clear that schools rugby as a feeder to the club rugby structures within Western Province has a bright future,” he said.
Western Province Rugby Group CEO Paul Zacks said that encouraging the next generation of rugby players is an important initiative.
“This event has signalled the start of many successful careers of rugby players that have gone on to play at DHL Newlands
“If the past successes of this event are anything to go by, the WPRFU Mini Rugby Day on Saturday will once again be enjoyed by players and parents alike,” he said.
This event would not be possible without the generous support of our valued sponsors Spur Steak Ranches, Genuine Connection, ER24, Peninsula Beverages and Waltons who do so much for the WP Schools Rugby Department.