The World Rugby U20 Championship and U20 Trophy return for the first time since the pandemic hit nearly three years ago, with the tournaments to be hosted in South Africa – from 24 June to 14 July across three venues in the Western Cape and Kenya respectively.
Picture:- Google.com – World Rugby U20 Championship 2023 kicks off in South Africa on 24 June 2023
The teams are divided into three pools as they aim to clinch the coveted title and succeed two-time defending champions France, while the team finishing in last place will be relegated to next year’s World Rugby U/20 Trophy. The Junior Boks will face Argentina, Italy and Georgia in Pool C.
West Coast Sports Solutions (WCSS) has been invited to take 60 children to any of the 16 matches in the group stages for free. WCSS was founded precisely to give less privileged children exposure on the biggest stages. With this invitation, that vision becomes a reality, which should only be the beginning for our children.
The opening matches kick off on 24 June in the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch and the Paarl Gymnasium Stadium respectively. The late doctor Danie Craven is an icon in South African rugby, and taking our children to the stage named after him, will be a privilege.
Picture:- Google.com – World Rugby U20 Championship makes a welcome return to the sporting calendar in June and July 2023.
Four learners from Weston Senior Secondary School in Vredenburg, have been selected to tour a SA rugby team in England from September to October. Etan Engelbreght from Velddrif who was recently on a rugby tour in George with his class mates, where he won the title, “Man Of The Match” in the last match.
However, their overseas tour is in the balance, because their parents cannot pay the enormous expenses. According to Karen Engelbrecht, Etan’s mother, she can only imagine how disappointed her son will be, if he can’t go.
To help Etan and the other three boys, we are going to invite them to attend the opening games with our Hopefield children. There will we try to get help for the boys involved, because apparently there will be Springboks and famous rugby players, who will be introduced to the guests.
There will of course also be TV reporters, who just might be able to bring a solution.
But if you want to help Etan, please call Karen on 071 064 2569 if you are interested in helping with any donation. To make the boys’ dreams come true, each child needs a enormy R45 000 to make the tour.
WCSS is invited to attend matches by JBC Foundation & Starter Rugby Academy in Cape Town. The organization involved in schools rugby across the Cape Peninsula, will possibly be guests of our U/19 sevens tournament in Hopefield in September.
Need sponsors or donations
Tickets to attend the championships are free, but unfortunately transport is not included. However, the parents of each child who would like to be part of the guests are asked to pay R50.
We want to use that money to spoil all the children, because they will be away from home all day.
However, we are asking businesses to support us in our effort to make a difference for our children. Therefore, your contribution will be greatly appreciated. Even sharing our story, or sending it to businesses that can help, can make a huge difference.
For enquiries, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the following people,
George April – 067 074 5040
Businesses interested in sponsoring can advertise their companies on our website for life. Their contribution will also be recognized in the print media and even on online newspapers for which I work as a freelance reporter. Interviews on radio stations for support, are also planned to share our organization’s objectives and vision with the rest of Africa. Your business will therefore immediately get the necessary introduction, if interested parties open our website.