Posted on Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022
President Brand Primary School, Fichardt Park Primary School and Bloemfontein Primary School hosted the Sevens rugby tournament for both primary and high school learners which took place from 26 August - 10 September 2022.
The Sevens tournament was divided into two, namely:
U13 Sevens (Primary Schools):
1. President Brand Primary School
2. Fichardt Primary School
3. Bloemfontein Primary School
U17 Sevens (High Schools):
1. Sentral High School
2. Jim Fouche High School
Free State Rugby Union Development Officer, Martin Lekhanya shared his thoughts on how the Sevens tournament turned out.
"From our side, our schools didn't play in both primary and high school association league hence our boys struggled to compete. Our primary schools improved with every match.
We managed to compete when it came to high schools because they have quite an experience from U13 till U17 level we also started this year on a higher note by attending sports days and tournaments. It was difficult two years ago because of COVID but we managed to pull through." Martin Lekhanya concluded
Unfortunately, there will not be primary school tournaments from now as they will be focusing more on their academic work, whilst there are upcoming tournaments for high schools.
There's an upcoming tournament called the Upcoming Government U15 for boys and girls known as Summer Games. Free State team selection will include Free State Cheetahs and Griffons.
We are hosting Summer Games trials for U15 boys and girls on Saturday, 24 September 2022 at Clive Solomon Stadium Heidedal, Bloemfontein. The U15 Provincial team will attend the Iqhawe week tournament hosted by South African legends from 02 - 06 October in Johannesburg.