Bayhill build up draws increased excitement

2019-03-28 06:00
The draw for the 30th Bayhill Premier Cup took place in Cape Town last week.PHOTO: Rayaan Alie

The draw for the 30th Bayhill Premier Cup took place in Cape Town last week.PHOTO: Rayaan Alie

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This year’s edition of the Bayhill Premier Cup is set to be special.

With the draw at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Tuesday 12 March, the 30th annual Bayhill tournament is ready for kickoff. The tournament will take place at Erica Park, in Belhar, during the Easter week from Wednesday 17 April to Monday 22 April. The draw confirms the game schedule for the premier u.19 soccer event on the South African Football Association calendar.

Of the 32 teams participating, 23 are based in Cape Town, with eight representatives from the rest of the country and one foreign team. The teams have been divided into eight groups of four, with the knockout rounds of the tournament scheduled to take place during Easter weekend.

“Sport contributes towards cohesion in communities and soccer is an excellent example of competitive sportsmanship. Some years ago, the City also played host to a successful Soccer World Cup. It was during this event that I experienced how sport can bring people from different backgrounds and cultures together. Soccer is a game unlike any other sporting code that allows young people to participate and build character, self-discipline and respect,” says Mayor Dan Plato.

The City has been involved in the tournament for the past 15 years, with the recreation and parks department a key sponsor of the tournament, while assisting with logistical arrangements.

The Recreation and Parks Department has been working closely with the event organisers to ensure that the facilities and venue will be ready for the tournament. Taking into consideration the drought experienced last year and the mitigation measures that have been put in place, there are visible improvements in the quality of the venue. With the current Level 3 water restrictions, more alternative irrigation methods can be utilised and the fields were fertilised twice since January this year. Mowing is done every week.

“Erica Park is a community asset of which we can all be proud of. To host a tournament of this calibre for young people where they can hone their skills is a motivation to all of us. Not only do we create opportunities for young people to play soccer competitively, but it also shows the good working relationship between the City and the event organiser to ensure a successful tournament.

The City has a proven track record that shows that we are willing and able to host successful events. This tournament will be no different,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

City sponsorship amounts to R350 000 and includes services such as the venue, transport for teams, ablution and refuse facilities, electricity, perimeter fencing and audio-visual equipment. The City’s traffic services will also assist with traffic flow during the tournament.

“To all the teams who will be participating, I wish you well and I hope the tournament will be a memorable event. Let us all go out and support the teams during the tournament at Erica Park and may the best team win,” adds Badroodien.

The opening ceremony of the Bayhill Premier Cup will take place on Wednesday, 17 April at 20:00 at Erica Park with the final championship game scheduled to take place at 15:00 on Monday, 22 April 2019.

This year’s edition of the Bayhill Premier Cup is set to be special.

With the draw at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Tuesday 12 March, the 30th annual Bayhill tournament is ready for kickoff. The tournament will take place at Erica Park, in Belhar, during the Easter week from Wednesday 17 April – Monday 22 April. The draw confirms the game schedule for the premier u.19 soccer event on the South African Football Association calendar.

Twenty-three of the 32 participating teams are based in Cape Town, with eight representatives from the rest of the country and one foreign team. The teams have been divided into eight groups of four, with the knockout rounds of the tournament scheduled to take place during Easter Weekend.

“Sport contributes towards cohesion in communities and soccer is an excellent example of competitive sportsmanship. Some years ago, the City also played host to a successful Soccer World Cup. It was during this event that I experienced how sport can bring people from different backgrounds and cultures together. Soccer is a game unlike any other sporting code that allows young people to participate and build character, self-discipline and respect,” says Mayor Dan Plato.

The recreation and parks department has been working closely with event organisers to ensure that the facilities and venue will be ready for the tournament. Taking into consideration the drought experienced last year and the mitigation measures that have been put in place, there are visible improvements in the quality of the venue. With the current Level 3 water restrictions, more alternative irrigation methods can be utilised and the fields were fertilised twice since January this year. Mowing is done every week.

“Erica Park is a community asset of which we can all be proud. To host a tournament of this calibre for young people where they can hone their skills is a motivation to all of us. Not only do we create opportunities for young people to play soccer competitively, but it also shows the good working relationship between the City and the event organiser to ensure a successful tournament. The City has a proven track record that shows that we are willing and able to host successful events,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

The opening ceremony of the Bayhill Premier Cup will take place on Wednesday, 17 April at 20:00 at Erica Park with the final championship game scheduled to take place at 15:00 on Monday, 22 April.

This year’s edition of the Bayhill Premier Cup is set to be special.

With the draw at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Tuesday 12 March, the 30th annual Bayhill tournament is ready for kickoff. The tournament will take place at Erica Park, in Belhar, during the Easter week from Wednesday 17 April – Monday 22 April. The draw confirms the game schedule for the premier u.19 soccer event on the South African Football Association calendar.

Twenty-three of the 32 participating teams are based in Cape Town, with eight representatives from the rest of the country and one foreign team. The teams have been divided into eight groups of four, with the knockout rounds of the tournament scheduled to take place during Easter Weekend.

“Sport contributes towards cohesion in communities and soccer is an excellent example of competitive sportsmanship. Some years ago, the City also played host to a successful Soccer World Cup. It was during this event that I experienced how sport can bring people from different backgrounds and cultures together. Soccer is a game unlike any other sporting code that allows young people to participate and build character, self-discipline and respect,” says Mayor Dan Plato.

The City has been involved in the tournament for the past 15 years, with the recreation and parks department a key sponsor of the tournament, while assisting with logistical arrangements.

City sponsorship amounts to R350 000 and includes services such as the venue.

This year’s edition of the Bayhill Premier Cup is set to be special.

With the draw at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Tuesday 12 March, the 30th annual Bayhill tournament is ready for kickoff. The tournament will take place at Erica Park, in Belhar, during the Easter week from Wednesday 17 April – Monday 22 April. The draw confirms the game schedule for the premier u.19 soccer event on the South African Football Association calendar.

Twenty-three of the 32 participating teams are based in Cape Town, with eight representatives from the rest of the country and one foreign team. The teams have been divided into eight groups of four, with the knockout rounds of the tournament scheduled to take place during Easter Weekend.

“Sport contributes towards cohesion in communities and soccer is an excellent example of competitive sportsmanship. Some years ago, the City also played host to a successful Soccer World Cup. It was during this event that I experienced how sport can bring people from different backgrounds and cultures together. Soccer is a game unlike any other sporting code that allows young people to participate and build character, self-discipline and respect,” says Mayor Dan Plato.

The City has been involved in the tournament for the past 15 years, with the recreation and parks department a key sponsor of the tournament, while assisting with logistical arrangements.

The recreation and parks department has been working closely with event organisers to ensure that the facilities and venue will be ready for the tournament. Taking into consideration the drought experienced last year and the mitigation measures that have been put in place, there are visible improvements in the quality of the venue. With the current Level 3 water restrictions, more alternative irrigation methods can be utilised and the fields were fertilised twice since January this year. Mowing is done every week.

“Erica Park is a community asset of which we can all be proud. To host a tournament of this calibre for young people where they can hone their skills is a motivation to all of us. Not only do we create opportunities for young people to play soccer competitively, but it also shows the good working relationship between the City and the event organiser to ensure a successful tournament. The City has a proven track record that shows that we are willing and able to host successful events. This tournament will be no different,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

City sponsorship amounts to R350 000 and includes services such as the venue, transport for teams, ablution and refuse facilities.

This year’s edition of the Bayhill Premier Cup is set to be special.

With the draw at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Tuesday 12 March, the 30th annual Bayhill tournament is ready for kickoff. The tournament will take place at Erica Park, in Belhar, during the Easter week from Wednesday 17 April – Monday 22 April. The draw confirms the game schedule for the premier u.19 soccer event on the South African Football Association calendar.

Twenty-three of the 32 participating teams are based in Cape Town, with eight representatives from the rest of the country and one foreign team. The teams have been divided into eight groups of four, with the knockout rounds of the tournament scheduled to take place during Easter Weekend.

“Sport contributes towards cohesion in communities and soccer is an excellent example of competitive sportsmanship. Some years ago, the City also played host to a successful Soccer World Cup. It was during this event that I experienced how sport can bring people from different backgrounds and cultures together. Soccer is a game unlike any other sporting code that allows young people to participate and build character, self-discipline and respect,” says Mayor Dan Plato.

The recreation and parks department has been working closely with event organisers to ensure that the facilities and venue will be ready for the tournament. Taking into consideration the drought experienced last year and the mitigation measures that have been put in place, there are visible improvements in the quality of the venue. With the current Level 3 water restrictions, more alternative irrigation methods can be utilised and the fields were fertilised twice since January this year. Mowing is done every week.

“Erica Park is a community asset of which we can all be proud. To host a tournament of this calibre for young people where they can hone their skills is a motivation to all of us. Not only do we create opportunities for young people to play soccer competitively, but it also shows the good working relationship between the City and the event organiser to ensure a successful tournament. The City has a proven track record that shows that we are willing and able to host successful events,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

The opening ceremony of the Bayhill Premier Cup will take place on Wednesday, 17 April at 20:00 at Erica Park with the final championship game scheduled to take place at 15:00 on Monday, 22 April.

This year’s edition of the Bayhill Premier Cup is set to be special.

With the draw at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Tuesday 12 March, the 30th annual Bayhill tournament is ready for kickoff. The tournament will take place at Erica Park, in Belhar, during the Easter week from Wednesday 17 April – Monday 22 April. The draw confirms the game schedule for the premier u.19 soccer event on the South African Football Association calendar.

Twenty-three of the 32 participating teams are based in Cape Town, with eight representatives from the rest of the country and one foreign team. The teams have been divided into eight groups of four, with the knockout rounds of the tournament scheduled to take place during Easter Weekend.

“Sport contributes towards cohesion in communities and soccer is an excellent example of competitive sportsmanship. Some years ago, the City also played host to a successful Soccer World Cup. It was during this event that I experienced how sport can bring people from different backgrounds and cultures together. Soccer is a game unlike any other sporting code that allows young people to participate and build character, self-discipline and respect,” says Mayor Dan Plato.

The recreation and parks department has been working closely with event organisers to ensure that the facilities and venue will be ready for the tournament. Taking into consideration the drought experienced last year and the mitigation measures that have been put in place, there are visible improvements in the quality of the venue. With the current Level 3 water restrictions, more alternative irrigation methods can be utilised and the fields were fertilised twice since January this year. Mowing is done every week.

“Erica Park is a community asset of which we can all be proud. To host a tournament of this calibre for young people where they can hone their skills is a motivation to all of us. Not only do we create opportunities for young people to play soccer competitively, but it also shows the good working relationship between the City and the event organiser to ensure a successful tournament. The City has a proven track record that shows that we are willing and able to host successful events,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

The opening ceremony of the Bayhill Premier Cup will take place on Wednesday, 17 April at 20:00 at Erica Park with the final championship game scheduled to take place at 15:00 on Monday, 22 April.

This year’s edition of the Bayhill Premier Cup is set to be special.

With the draw at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Tuesday 12 March, the 30th annual Bayhill tournament is ready for kickoff. The tournament will take place at Erica Park, in Belhar, during the Easter week from Wednesday 17 April – Monday 22 April. The draw confirms the game schedule for the premier u.19 soccer event on the South African Football Association calendar.

Twenty-three of the 32 participating teams are based in Cape Town, with eight representatives from the rest of the country and one foreign team. The teams have been divided into eight groups of four, with the knockout rounds of the tournament scheduled to take place during Easter Weekend.

“Sport contributes towards cohesion in communities and soccer is an excellent example of competitive sportsmanship. Some years ago, the City also played host to a successful Soccer World Cup. It was during this event that I experienced how sport can bring people from different backgrounds and cultures together. Soccer is a game unlike any other sporting code that allows young people to participate and build character, self-discipline and respect,” says Mayor Dan Plato.

The City has been involved in the tournament for the past 15 years, with the recreation and parks department a key sponsor of the tournament, while assisting with logistical arrangements.

The recreation and parks department has been working closely with event organisers to ensure that the facilities and venue will be ready for the tournament. Taking into consideration the drought experienced last year and the mitigation measures that have been put in place, there are visible improvements in the quality of the venue. With the current Level 3 water restrictions, more alternative irrigation methods can be utilised and the fields were fertilised twice since January this year. Mowing is done every week.

“Erica Park is a community asset of which we can all be proud. To host a tournament of this calibre for young people where they can hone their skills is a motivation to all of us. Not only do we create opportunities for young people to play soccer competitively, but it also shows the good working relationship between the City and the event organiser to ensure a successful tournament. The City has a proven track record that shows that we are willing and able to host successful events. This tournament will be no different,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.

City sponsorship amounts to R350 000 and includes services such as the venue, transport for teams, ablution and refuse facilities, electricity, perimeter fencing and audio-visual equipment.

This year’s edition of the Bayhill Premier Cup is set to be special.

With the draw at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Tuesday 12 March, the 30th annual Bayhill tournament is ready for kickoff. The tournament will take place at Erica Park, in Belhar, during the Easter week from Wednesday 17 April – Monday 22 April. The draw confirms the game schedule for the premier u.19 soccer event on the South African Football Association calendar.

Twenty-three of the 32 participating teams are based in Cape Town, with eight representatives from the rest of the country and one foreign team. The teams have been divided into eight groups of four, with the knockout rounds of the tournament scheduled to take place during Easter Weekend.

“Sport contributes towards cohesion in communities and soccer is an excellent example of competitive sportsmanship. Some years ago, the City also played host to a successful Soccer World Cup. It was during this event that I experienced how sport can bring people from different backgrounds and cultures together. Soccer is a game unlike any other sporting code that allows young people to participate and build character, self-discipline and respect,” says Mayor Dan Plato.

The City has been involved in the tournament for the past 15 years, with the recreation and parks department a key sponsor of the tournament, while assisting with logistical arrangements.

The recreation and parks department has been working closely with event organisers to ensure that the facilities and venue will be ready for the tournament. Taking into consideration the drought experienced last year and the mitigation measures that have been put in place, there are visible improvements in the quality of the venue. With the current Level 3 water restrictions, more alternative irrigation methods can be utilised and the fields were fertilised twice since January this year. Mowing is done every week.

“Erica Park is a community asset of which we can all be proud. To host a tournament of this calibre for young people where they can hone their skills is a motivation to all of us. Not only do we create opportunities for young people to play soccer competitively, but it also shows the good working relationship between the City and the event organiser to ensure a successful tournament. The City has a proven track record that shows that we are willing and able to host successful events. This tournament will be no different,” says Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien. City sponsorship amounts to R350 000 and includes services such as the venue, transport for teams, ablution and refuse facilities, electricity, perimeter fencing and audio-visual equipment. The City’s traffic services will also assist with traffic flow during the tournament.

“To all the teams who will be participating, I wish you well and I hope the tournament will be a memorable event. Let us all go out and support the teams during the tournament at Erica Park and may the best team win,” adds Badroodien. The opening ceremony of the Bayhill Premier Cup will take place on Wednesday, 17 April at 20:00 at Erica Park with the final championship game scheduled to take place at 15:00 on Monday, 22 April 2019.

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