Minister Meyer Speaks at SA Junior Tug-of-War Championships
The Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, will be speaking at the official opening of the Junior South African Tug-of-War Championships on 16 March.
South African school tug-of-war has grown to become the third largest school event is South Africa. A total of 202 teams have signed up for the forthcoming event, the largest number ever, and will be competing in three divisions, namely, boys' boots with Drostdy School and Oakdale school as the favourites, girls' boots with Montana (Worcester), Paarl and Jan Kriel (WP) the favourites and the barefoot division (primary schools) with Suurbraak (SWD), Goudini (Boland), Simon van der Stel (WP) and Helderberg (WP) as the favourites. The 560 kg boys boots division winner will represent SA at the Junior World Championships in Switzerland during September 2012.