Local teams from the Alice area walked away as the champions in all four categories at the 20th Score Red Lion Easter Rugby Tournament that kicked off with a new title sponsor, Score Energy Drink.
Hosted by the Red Lion Club and presented by Stormforce, an Eastern Cape sports equipment company, this annual club rugby tournament, attracted 36 teams from clubs throughout South Africa including the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Free State and Western Cape. The teams comprising senior men, women and youth rugby, competed at the Nqgele Location Sports Fields in Alice.
The Red Lion Rugby Club was crowned as winners of the Senior Men’s category, with the Keiskammahoek teams, Killers and Boiling Water, respectively in second and third positions. The Blue Jet team from Cape Town was fourth.
The Senior Ladies category brought Alice another win with the UFH Baby Blues winning the tournament, while the Busy Bees from Cape Town took the second spot.
In the Youth category home sides from Alice, the U-13 Flying Eagles and U-16 Red Lion Rugby Club, both won their leagues.
”It is important to reflect on the role of sport in the upliftment of our society. The Score Red Lion Easter Rugby Tournament gave our region an opportunity to reflect on our proud rugby heritage, a unity of purpose to maintain and develop our sporting facilities and a boost to rugby development and the local economy. This event allowed our youth to dream and relate to a set of values that will shape them into the leaders of tomorrow,” says Councillor Bandile Ketelo, Mayor of Raymond Mhlaba Municipality.
As the new sponsor of this long established club rugby tournament which has taken place annually since 1998, Score, one of the country’s biggest selling energy drinks, gives credence to its commitment towards the development and promotion of rugby in rural areas.
“This tournament brought the unity of our people into action. We are grateful to Score Energy Drink for sponsoring this event within our community. It is indeed rightly called the ‘unity drink’,” adds Counsellor Ketelo.
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