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Media Alert: Saldanha Bay Rugby Clubs to receive equipment from Minister Marais

16 October 2018

Tomorrow, 17 October 2018, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, will present sporting equipment to clubs in the Saldanha Bay Municipality.

The handovers follow requests from St Helena Bay Rugby Club and West Coast community members who will participate in the 2018 SA Fish industries Rugby Tournament.  

The SA Fish Industries Tournament creates the opportunity for rugby players in the fishing industry to make their mark at the two-day rugby festival starting on 26 October 2018 in Saldanha Bay.

The annual tournament, which features 16 teams from the surrounding fish factories, was the brainchild of the late Dr Danie Craven, former Springbok centre, Ian Kirkpatrick and former Proteas skipper Dougie Dyers, and was first held in Saldanha in 1987. The objective of the tournament is to offer players working in the fishing industry an opportunity to participate in sport and to wear the colours of their employers.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is committed to creating an enabling environment in which our sport clubs can flourish at grassroots level to increase mass participation, skills development and talent identification in the province.

ALL MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

Saldanha Bay Fishing Tournament Team Handover

Date:             Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Time:             16h00
Venue:          Sea Breeze Park (Old Rugby Field, Langebaan)

St Helena Bay Rugby Club Handover

Date:             Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Time:             18h00
Venue:          Laingville Sportsground, St Helena Bay.

There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.

Media Enquiries: 

Stacy McLean
Spokesperson for Minister Anroux Marais
Email: Stacy.McLean@westerncape.gov.za
Tel: 021 483 4426
Cell: 083 504 1171