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Kit handover ceremony

Written by beet bailey (beet)

Posted in :Original Content, School Rugby, Sharks on 6 Jul 2011 at 21:24
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Mr Price Sport has extended its existing partnership with schoolboy rugby in the Kwazulu-Natal. During a handover ceremony held at Kearsney College yesterday, the Kwazulu-Natal Under 18 Craven Week team received Maxed branded technical kit from their sponsor.

Twenty-two clearly delighted young provincial representatives along with their coaching staff were able to take a well-earned breather, just two days into a strenuous week long training camp at Botha’s Hill, which has to date included a match against the Sharks Under 19 Currie Cup team, to attend the event where they receive what is best described as cutting edge iRB approved technical kit.

On hand to present the technical kit were two of Sharks rugby’s most distinguished gentlemen, Stefan Terblanche and Jacques Botes. With a combined total of more than 200 SupeRugby caps under the belt, the two players who are no strangers to the role of captain, were able to share some sound advice and provide good motivation to a KZN Schools team that face a mountain of a challenge in the form a first up Craven Week game against perennial favourites Western Province next Tuesday.

Botes is no stranger to the protective kit. Apart from using the Maxed headgear himself, the reliably Sharks openside flanker has along with Franco van der Merwe of the Lions, played an instrumental role in the development and constant improvement of the products.

Botes congratulated the players and paid tribute to the value of being selected, underlying that he himself had not been amongst the privileged few to attend Craven Week back in his school days. He also emphasized how important is to enjoy the moment. Terblanche added perspective by pointing that no matter where a player is at in his rugby career, a healthy balanced lifestyle is always essential.

Most importantly the two witty veterans were able to lean heavily on their own similar experiences and kept the handover ceremony speeches short and sweet, much to the satisfaction of the eager schoolboys who wasted no time opening and evaluating their technical kit packages consists of iRB approved headgear, protective shorts & compression.

Levelheaded KZN captain Stefan Ungerer echoed his young team’s gratitude to the sponsors and was quietly confident ahead of next week’s big occasion. The team shared the spirit of their more senior Sharks counterparts, making their positive vibe very easy to pick up on.

Mr Price Sport has an ongoing and proud history of player development, which includes a current initiative to support seven “Tomorrow’s Sporting Heroes”. They have identified schoolboy rugby as the foundational building blocks of rugby in South Africa and are looking forward to lengthening their mutually beneficial relationship with both the KZN team and several of the players who intend to pursue rugby as a career after school.


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