Outstanding rugby expected at Whk Gym

04 March 2019 | Sports

Yolanda Nel - Excitement levels are rising for the annual Capricorn Group Sevens Rugby Tournament taking place in Windhoek next weekend, when a number of u/18 national teams from Namibia, Germany, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as various u/19 and u/15 school teams battle it out on the rugby field.

The tournament is hosted at Windhoek Gymnasium private school in Kleine Kuppe. “We hosted the first event in 2017 and it has been an honour to be hosting it every year since,” said Nicole Diën of the school.

According to her, sporting events like these are important because it gives players the opportunity to engage in high quality rugby. “And the more exposure they receive, the better.”

The school is excited about the community coming together, “and of course to be spectators of great, exciting rugby,” she added.

On Friday (8 March), spectators will be entertained as from 13:00 until late, with the official opening of the tournament taking place at 19:00. The night end with the traditional match between Namibia and South Africa.

On Saturday gates are open from 08:00 to 15:30.

Food and drinks will be on sale throughout the weekend, all supplied by local vendors. With a beer tent for over 18’s and a slip & slide and play area for the little ones, this event is a great outing for the whole family.

Dress up in true Sevens Rugby style and stand a chance of winning great prizes.

Tickets are available at the school and at the gates.

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