Bees seek help for Easter games

2018-03-08 06:00
Busy Bees RFC women in action.

Busy Bees RFC women in action.

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One of oldest rugby clubs in the country, Busy Bees RFC from Langa, will host their Easter tournament pride in the knowledge that it is also held to mark Mandela’s Centenary celebrations.

Club spokesman Alfred Kewana said the team itself is celebrating 95 years of existence.

“We are the first black African rugby club on the Cape Flats townships and in the Western Cape at large,” he said.

The team has just been promoted to the super league of the Western Province Rugby Union in C division.

Kewana said this was a major step in “building a colossal team for the future”.

“Super league C is an elite division within the province so we are on the right track in terms of development,” he said.

The club consists mainly of learners and unemployed people that are coming from almost all the townships and informal settlements. At the moment it boasts about 1275 members, which consists of four senior teams, 18 junior teams and a woman’s team.

“Busy Bees has produced a number of provincial players and Springboks for the woman’s team and Springbok Jongi Nokwe.

“We also produced a woman Springbok in Banele Makhwezela who went to the World Cup 2013 in France,” enthused Kewana.

Four under- 20 Springbok girls toured England.

The club has the potential to produce more provincial and national players but is hamstrung by lack of finances and resources.

“It is on that basis that we are appealing to local businesses to help us,” he said.

“With your help we can be able to produce Springbok material. We hope you will find it in your heart to assist us as we have embarked on the second phase of development and transformation,” he added.

Anyone who would like to help the club is invited to call Alfred Kewana 0739097476 or or Loyiso Dyantyi on 0738462608.

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