Good Hope FM, the SABC and the City of Cape Town will officially launch the inaugural Cape Flats 7’s rugby tournament at Spine Road High School in Mitchells Plain.
The tournament will take place at the Athlone Stadium between Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4.
The event, which is endorsed by Western Province Schools Rugby, is aimed at giving schools and players the opportunity to participate in a televised tournament held at a professionally equipped venue.
Schools will be invited to participate and bring their friends, families and other members of their surrounding communities along.
Those not participating will be encouraged to compete for the title of best dressed, best dance, and best ‘gees’.
The trio says that the aim of the tournament is to promote the Rugby 7’s format and to make it more accessible to both male and female high school students who don’t necessarily have easy access to the sport.
Gerard Muller, program manager at Good Hope FM said the event is a massive privilege from the station to be involved. Muller added, it is a top priority for us to listen to — and continuously better the communities in which the station operates.
“In an area faced with many challenges and a substantial risk of promising young talent being lost, this provides a solid platform for them to partake in something positive and empowering and possibly even to be spotted by those who can develop their skills further and help them to build successful careers. In addition, it’s a fun day out for the whole family,” Muller added.
Leading up to the tournament, Good Hope FM will host a series of outside broadcasts on Wednesday, 24 August from 06:00 to 09:00 at Spine Road High, Mitchells Plain (launch event is at 09:00); Thursday, 25 August from 06:00 to 09:00 at Bellville South High, Bellville; Friday, 26 August from 06:00 to 09:00 at Elsies River High, Elsies River; Tuesday, 30 August from 06:00 to 09:00 at Curro Digital Education, Delft, and Thursday, 1 September from 06:00 to 09:00 at Scottsdene High, Kraaifontein.