What started out as a SARU Tag Rugby clinic for 10 community schools on Thursday afternoon turned out to be an inspirational two hours for Rytis Davidovicius, President of the Lithuanian Rugby Union. The Tag Rugby Association, who have for the last 20 years being promoting rugby development in underprivileged areas of South Africa, used the opportunity to provide a few insights to growing the game from a grassroots level upwards. Basketball and soccer are the most popular sports in Lithuania and Tag Rugby is a novel way to introduce the concepts of rugby to boys and girls. "Thanks to SARU, Jurie Roux and the entire development department and regional rugby unions we are able to give schools the opportunity to introduce rugby where sports facilities are non existent as Tag Rugby can be played on any surface. Thursdays chance meeting with the President of Lithuanian Rugby gave us an opportunity to share our experiences and grow the game globally. We have recently assisted individuals (that we have donated Tag rugby equipment to) in Brazil and the Congo in getting rugby going using Tag Rugby. Our Association offer corporates and individuals the opportunities to get involved in a community or just one school though Tag Rugby Adopt a school Programme. This week we have had some really good meetings with companies and individuals that what to make a difference through sport and rugby in particular." commented Stuart McConnell, Director of the Tag Rugby Association. As a result of the wonderful work done by SARU, The Blue Bulls and the Tag Rugby Association boys and girls from Ezazi and Mogale Primary Schools will have a once in a life time experience of playing a Tag Rugby game at half time of the Springboks vs. Argentina game on Saturday. The winner of this game will represent the Blue Bulls Rugby Union at the SARU Tag Rugby U9 event at the IRB Sevens in Port Elizabeth. It is through wonderful initiatives like this that rugby will grow and be played by a . . .
Oxbow Xerox has shown their commitment to this unique grass roots development programme and has adopted their forth school in the Tag Rugby® Adopt a School programme in the Western Cape. Sophakama Primary School, based in Dunoon township received ‘Tag in a bag’ equipment and their first coaching lessons this morning by skilled Tag Rugby® coaches, supported by enthusiastic Oxbow Xerox staff. This is the fourth school out of six in Oxbow Xerox’s CSI initiative. The other schools already on the programme are Levana, Zilreda and Capricorn Primary Schools. These schools are all now part of the National SARU Grassroots Development programme that will give the schools the opportunity to play in Tag Rugby® leagues and to enter tournaments run by the Tag Rugby® Association. “With the Tag Rugby® Adopt a School Programme, we are attempting to get children off the streets and away from the ills they are confronted with on a daily basis to enjoy sport with other children”, enthused Stuart MC Connell, Executive Director of the Tag Rugby® Association. Brett Furlong, Managing Director of Oxbow Xerox commented, “Making a difference in the community through improving the quality of children's lives is our social responsibility focus this year. Tag Rugby® is a reputable association this allows Oxbow the opportunity to make a direct contribution to local schools by making a difference and dedicating valuable time of our people to a worthy cause. Oxbow is making a difference because we want to be part of the positive future in the Western Cape and we encourage other corporates to adopt more schools through the Tag Rugby® Adopt a School programme". By using Tag Rugby® (which requires no infrastructure and rugby experience) the learners in under-privileged areas with no facilities enjoy the feeling of playing sport and having fun with their peers. Tag Rugby® can be played by boys and girls and there is no contact in Tag Rugby®, so the fear of injury is removed from the . . .
The Tag Rugby® Association is honoured to have received a letter of support from the Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Sport for Development and Peace. Since 1992, the Tag Rugby® Association has promoted sport for development on a grassroots level in South African townships, targeting primarily children and youth of all ages. ‘Our programmes focus on getting children off the streets and away from ills by raising awareness on the risks of drugs and crime through sport.’ said Stuart Mc Connell of Tag Rugby®, which is an official associate member of the South African Rugby Union. . Tag Rugby®, is a non-contact team sport and used as a vehicle to promote sports for development and peace. The youngsters learn solidarity, respect, fairness and teamwork. The organisation has recently been invited to start their programme in two prisons in the Cape Town area, training offenders in how to teach sport, fulfill administration and get coaching qualifications to contribute to their reintegration into society and increase their employment chances in the field of sports. The Tag Rugby® Association is a successful example for how sport can get both boys and girls physically active whilst promoting peace, solidarity, anti-drugs and anti-crime messages. Mr Wilfred Lemke, the Under-General-Secretary, said that he hopes that this special project will continue its outstanding efforts. More Info link:: Twitter: TagRugbySA Facebook: YouTube: Author: Carol Vosloo from Tag Rugby Association. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. . . .
BOKKIE INVITES YOU TO JOIN HIM at the BLITZBOKKE OPEN TRAINING SESSION Bokkie, South Africa’s favourite mascot, will be supporting our Blitzbokke players at their open training session at the University of the Western Cape on Thursday 14 March 2013 on the main field. You are invited to join Bokkie from 15:30 – 17:30 and support the Sevens players at their practice session before they leave for Tokyo this Saturday. Follow Bokkie on twitter @bokkiemascot. URL: Twitter: @bokkiemascot Facebook: YouTube: Author: Carol Vosloo from Tag Rugby . Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za . . .
BOKKIE IN A SPIN FOR CHARITY Bokkie, South Africa’s favourite mascot, will be pedalling it out at a 25-hour Cyclathon in aid of Habitat for Humanity from 19:00 to 20:00 on Friday 22 February 2013 on the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre. Local high schools Rustenburg Girls’, Bishops, Westerford and Herschel Girls’ High Schools, South African College Schools and newcomer Rondebosch Boys’ High School have teamed-up with the Habitat for Humanity fundraising team to organise the annual Cyclathon. The 25-hour Cyclathon takes place from 14:30 on Friday 22nd to the 15:30 Saturday 23rd of February 2013. Habitat for Humanity is a world-wide, non-profit, non-governmental organisation that is aimed at eliminating substandard housing in South Africa. One house costs R88 000 to build. This joint venture needs the support of the schools and businesses in the community, as well as the City of Cape Town. For the duration of the two days, there will be seven stationary bicycles on the stage of the amphitheatre. Cyclists participating are from the Habitat for Humanity committee, a variety of schools in the area, the public, various celebrities and representatives from the businesses that sponsor the event. In order to raise money throughout the actual 25 hour period, paper ‘bricks’ will be sold for a minimum of R20. All the bricks sold in the hour are placed in a box and the MC, Michael Moll, will draw eight bricks every hour on the hour. Buying a ‘brick’ puts you in the running to win the most wonderful and aspirational prizes. Throughout the Cyclathon there will be entertainment by various bands including Oxygen Thieves, Brother Streep, Juke Royal, Grassy Spark, System Renegade, Ballistic Blues, The Desperates, Early Hours, Changeling, Zars of Russia, Black Stone Radio. The public are invited to join Bokkie and other celebrities, as we all grow to become a powerful force in the movement of change in our community. Ends. Contact for Bokkie: Carol Vosloo – . . .
Tag Rugby® will be played at the Cape Town Tens on Saturday 2nd February 2013 at Hamilton's Rugby Club on the Greenpoint Stadium Prescient. The ever-popular Cape Town Tens Rugby festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2013 and to help celebrate the occasion Tag Rugby® will be hosting a Tournament on the final day for all the teams that missed out on entries, as well as any other teams (men’s, ladies or mixed,) who are looking for a fun, "contact free" activity, but still wanting to work up a sweat to earn their keep in the beer tent! Spaces are filling up fast and remember we can only accommodate a limited number of entries so it's "First come, first served basis"! Entry fee of R 3 420.00 (VAT Incl.) will secure your team's entry to the tournament as well as the following: Entrance to the Tens events on Friday as well as Saturday including all players areas and beer tents. Entrance to the concert on both mentioned days including the following live entertainment: Sox, Me and Mr. Brown, SA/DC, aKing, Lonesome Dave Ferguson, Good Luck and Albert Frost. A t-shirt for your team members, a high quality tournament and opportunity to win great prizes. Remember that mixed teams can be entered along with men’s and women's teams. We will also be forming a Bystanders Barbarian side for all the individual players without a team. Contact person: Gerhard Scholtz - firstname.lastname@example.org 082 596 1890 Website: www.tagrugbyleagues.com Facebook: Tag rugby Twitter: @AdultTag URL: http://tagrugbyleagues.com Twitter: @Adult Tag Facebook: Tag rugby YouTube: Author: CAROL VOSLOO from Tag Rugby® . Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: TAG RUGBY POSTER [/l2g] . . .
ADULT TAG RUGBY® TOURNAMENT AT CELL C NMB SEVENS A new addition to the Cell C NMB Sevens in 2012 has been a Tens Rugby event. This sees 10 players (and not 7 or 15) playing in a team in a Tournament. It is a festive occasion and ties in well with the Rugby Biggest party theme. Adult Tag Rugby® is growing extremely quickly in South Africa (now part of the widely acclaimed Corporate Games held in Cape Town annually.) We are extremely proud to have recently become a part of the three Tens events held in South Africa annually. These events are the Jozi Tens, PE Tens and the Cape Town Tens. The Adult Tag Rugby® event takes place on Sunday 9 December on the fields adjacent to the NM Stadium from 10:00 – 13:00. You can enter a team of staff, family or your favourite clients. Entry gets you a ticket to the Cell C Sevens event and a t-shirt. Tag Rugby® is a non-contact form of the game and a tackle is made by removing a ribbon when your opponent has the ball. The game is fast, fun and great for corporate team building. Men and women can play in the same team and don’t worry, there is no kicking, scrums or line outs and beginners can play too… To enter a team of 10 players in the Adult Tag Rugby® event or put your name down to play in a team please contact Gerhard Scholtz email@example.com or on 021 683 2269. More Info: Author: Carol Vosloo from Tag Rugby Promotions . Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .