Preparations are well underway for a rugby tournament in Soweto that will feature some prominent clubs from various Gauteng townships.
The fixture for this grassroots township rugby tournament will see eight teams fighting it out for glory in a three day battle at Braamfischerville. from April 28-30.
According to Gauteng MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Lebogang Maile the tournament aims to celebrate the achievements of township rugby as well as to boost interest in the sport among supporters and potential players.
“We are building a new spirit, a new vibe and thereby increasing options for the fans and supporters of sport in general.
“We therefore would like to encourage residents in and around Soweto to go down and support the tournament as we bring it closer to them,” said Maile
He added that the tournament will contribute to the shaping of the country’s identity as it will develop a common interest in sport.
28 April 2012:
- Matlosana Rugby Club v Soweto Rugby Club
- Gauteng Invitation XV v Eldoronians Rugby Club
Time: 12:30pm kick off
- Dipoho Rugby Club v Harmony Rugby Club
Time: 10:55am kick off
- Alexandra Rugby Club v Eye of the Tiger Rugby Academy
Time: 9:20am kick off
The top 4 teams will proceed to a Cup Semi final and Bottom 4 will play the Plate Semi final
29 April 2012:
Plate Semi-Final for the bottom 4 clubs
Cup Semi-Finals for the top 4 clubs
30 April 2012
Finals from the bottom four teams playing for the plate
Finals from the top four teams and finals starting at 9am