Iconic Buco Rugby Challenge kicks-off

2019-07-18 06:01

THERE are few things that draw a community together like sport does. One of the prolific sporting occasions enjoyed in Uitenhage is the Buco Challenge, a rugby clash between Uitenhage High School and John Walton.

This coming Saturday all roads will lead to the Derrick Ferreira stadium to see these top schools taking one another on at rugby.

Defending champions Uitenhage High School will be looking to ward off the advances of an eager yet wounded John Walton, who exacted some revenge by walking away with top honours of the Derby Day, held in May.

This year, the honour befalls Uitenhage High to host the Buco challenge and matches will kick off at 09:00.

A massive R55 000 raffle draw will take place at the sporting event and the crowd will have access to food stalls and live entertainment by Patrick “Tururu” Lindoor.

An exclusive VIP tent will be erected for entertainment after the Buco challenge and to screen the match between South Africa and Australia. The school, along with its patrons would like to invite all rugby fans to come and enjoy the day.

The day is sponsored by Buco Hardware, Nelson Mandela Municipality, A Soon Shiong, DSAT TV services and South African Police Services (SAPS).

March against gangs and drugs

Uitenhage High also invites all churches, schools and the community to partake in a peace and unity march against gangsterism which is increasingly plaguing the area.

All have to meet at 07:30 the Kamesh four way stop. The march will end at the Derrick Ferreira Stadium.

Uitenhage High supports the plight and encourages the community to take a stand against gangsterism and drug abuse that are crippling the community at large.


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