Violets make the step up

2015-05-05 06:00

Taurique McKenzie scores one of his two tries against Pniel Villagers at the weekend. He was named man of the match for his great game. Violets won 23-22.

Taurique McKenzie scores one of his two tries against Pniel Villagers at the weekend. He was named man of the match for his great game. Violets won 23-22. PHOTO: OMAR IMAGES

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Violets Rugby Football Club started off its 2015 season with a tough 23 -22 victory over Pniel Villagers this weekend in the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) Super League B.

For Violets this has been a remarkable rise out of the dungeons of club rugby after finding itself in the lowest league the union could offer. Violets responded by winning promotion five times in as many years, to find themselves in the second highest league – the Super League B.

Club chairperson Ismail Isaacs says that the club is firmly rooted in the surrounding community that it serves. As the club has grown, so too have the players that have stood by the club through good and bad times, he says.

Violets is based at Chucker Road sports complex and most of the players are from the surrounding areas, such as Lansdowne, Hanover Park and Wynberg.

“The club plays an important role in the community as it aides in keeping the youngsters occupied away from other ills that are rife in our community,” says Isaacs.

The club already has a junior structure which comprises U-9, U-10, U-12, U-14 and U-16. The senior youth structure is made up of U-19 and U-20.

Isaacs adds that the success of the club is a direct result of the huge investments made by the club in its own youth structures.

Isaacs says he is very chuffed after this weekend’s win, but he is aware that lots of hard work lies ahead for the rest of the season

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