Team spirit, persistence, solidarity and positivity –these are the values embodied by the young South African athletes chosen to participate in the Sainte Dévote Tournament, a rugby 7s tournament, which is being held in Monaco in March 2017. This week, the team, which is made up of youngsters from the Western Cape, will fly to Monaco to participate in this exciting event. This is made possible by the joint efforts of the South African Rugby Legends Association (SARLA), The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and Cell C. The team will also be receiving fantastic new kit prior to their departure.
Each of the 12 players and the coach will be fully kitted out from top to toe, so that they can represent their country at the tournament looking smart and professional. The full playing kit includes, SA Rugby Legends t-shirts, caps, shorts, tracksuits, jackets and backpacks from FLYA Sportswear. Rugby boots and trainers are being co-sponsored by Puma for each player. The players will also receive some additional kit from the Monaco Rugby Federation on arrival.
For these youngsters, a rugby tournament such as the Sainte Dévote is an opportu-nity of a lifetime to travel, experience new cultures and represent their country on an international platform. The initiative to form a rugby team is based on the fact that sport can have a powerful and uplifting effect on the lives of children and young people.
Gavin Varejes, President of SARLA, says,“This is the third year that SA has sent a team to participate in this tournament and it is a venture that has gone from strength to strength. These exceptional young players get so much from the experience and we wish our 2017 team the best of luck for the tournament. We know you will do SA proud.”Stefan Terblanche, SARLA CEO, explains that SARLA works extensively to use rugby as a form of social development and that this is a dream come true for the players. “We are thankful to all of the sponsors and individuals that have contributed: Cell C, Richmark Holdings, FLYA Sportswear and Puma. And, of course, we are incredibly grateful to The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and the Monaco Rugby Federation for the opportunity to take part in the tournament once again”
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