The 2019 GetSavvi Walker Bay 7s event has seen a 100% growth in participation, with close to 1 000 athletes who will be attending the tournament at Hermanus High School on Saturday, 28 September.

This exciting one-day sporting tournament will be welcoming players representing clubs, schools and provincial teams from all over South Africa.

The GetSavvi Walker Bay 7s was initiated in 2018 by two local businesspeople and sports enthusiasts, Bianca le Roux and Jian Henn. At the first tournament held last year, over 400 athletes visited Hermanus to participate in rugby, netball, hockey and dodgeball.

“In conjunction with the GetSavvi Walker Bay 7s tournament, we believe that it is equally important to give back to the community of sports in Hermanus and the Overberg. That’s why we’re very excited to have partnered with the Western Province Rugby Academy to award rugby bursaries at the GetSavvi Walker Bay 7s tournament in our U18 categories,” says Bianca le Roux, organiser of the tournament.

She explains that the Western Province Rugby Academy will be selecting one player from each U18 rugby team who performs well to be awarded a rugby bursary by the Academy. “What a fantastic opportunity this has become for young talent in the Overberg and Western Cape,” says Bianca.

“As part of our passion to give back to the community and develop local sport in our region, the GetSavvi Walker Bay 7s team have also decided to host a development clinic on 27 September. The clinic will introduce children to some of the best coaches, provincial and SA players, right here in Hermanus.”

Over 200 players have already been signed up for the development clinic on Friday at Hermanus High School from 14:00 – 17:00. The age group of the children that can attend the development clinic are from 7 to 18 years.

The tournament has a fan park and will be screening the live World Cup Rugby on Saturday, 28 September. Ex-Springbok rugby player, De Wet Barry will be doing signatures in the morning, so bring your families along to enjoy the day together. For more information, contact info@walkerbay7s.co.za.

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