Albany, PE North claim victory in u/15 Regional Programme

2017-07-05 06:01
PE North side celebrate with their head coach Ashwell Stride.Photo: SELBY MADIKANE

PE North side celebrate with their head coach Ashwell Stride.Photo: SELBY MADIKANE

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ALBANY and PE North collected silverware during the EP High Schools Rugby Qhawe u/15 Regional Programme that took place at Zwide Stadium from June 30 to July 1.

According to the EP High Schools Rugby Qhawe u/15 team manager Bruce Stowman, the aim of the programme is to select players that come from previously disadvantaged communities.

“These games give the less fortunate players an opportunity to showcase their talent. Some of the players hail from rural areas. We selected a team that consists of players who are consistent and disciplined in their play as well as dedicated. It was very difficult to select a team because many of these players have shown a lot of character, but the team has been chosen. I am very pleased with the standard of the games that were played,” Stowman said.

“I would like to thank the SA Legends for making this programme possible because they have provided us with financial assistance. I would also like to thank Jesse Kriel for his contribution as far as this programme is concerned.”

The Albany region stole the show by winning all the games convincingly. Albany went home with a floating trophy and gold medals while the PE North side received silver medals for their outstanding performance. Both teams did not taste any defeat.

According to EP High Schools Rugby Chairman, Willem October, the team that has been selected will take part in the National Qhawe Rugby Schools Tournament in Johannesburg during the September schools holiday.

The technical team consists of head coach Luvuyo Sompondo, assistant coach George Lamani and team manager Bruce Stowman.

The schools will be informed of the players who have been selected.

The results of the whole programme:

Day 1: June 30

PE East 20-19 Uitenhage and Districts

Albany 45-0 Kouga

PE North 24-0 Koukamma

Coega 0- w/o Invitation Team

Day 2: July 1

Uitenhage and Districts 24-10 Kouga

Albany 10-0 PE East

PE North 17-7 Invitation Team

Koukamma 65-0 Coega

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