A Dream Comes True with the Val de Vie Foundation

 

Andre du Toit, coach for Klapmuts primary has big dreams for his school, the community and the aspiring young Boks that live in the Western Cape community.

On May 5th and 6th, that vision became a reality with a highly professional 7’s tournament right here in Klapmuts.

100 under 13 players from 10 schools and 80 organizers were involved over the 2 days. It drew from afar afield as Bredasdorp, Worcester, Grabouw and ST. Helena Bay

From the delicious Friday night Braai and Lunch provided by the Val de Vie Foundation to taking selfies with their Bok heroes and playing their heart out, it was a never to be forgotten weekend.

 

The learners and Klapmuts community could not get enough of their rugby heroes: Franzyl September (former Boland Cavaliers captain), Jacquin Jansen (Boland Cavaliers), Siviwe “Shakes” Soyizwapi (Springbok 7’s), Ruhan Nel (Springbok 7’s), and Cornal Hendricks (former Cheetah and Springbok).

For many of the learners who have never ventured out of their hometown, the tournament broadened their world view and learned that with vision, hard work and determination, dreams do come true.

Klapmuts Primary, under the guidance of Ronald Frans, is fast becoming a role model school in the Western Cape, with a major focus on sport and a world-class education.

“We would like to thank our main sponsor, the Val de Vie Foundation, in always believing in a better life for all in our community and our other sponsors Signature Flights, Remgro, Arnot Power Station (Mpumalanga), Butterfly World and Chilled Beverages.” said headmaster Ronald Frans

Schools that took part: Klapmuts, Pineview, Kathleen Murray, ( Grabouw) ST. Helena, De Heide (Bredasdorp), RK Worcester, Paarl Zicht, Magnolia, Joorstenberg, and Dal Josaphat.

Winners:
Cup winners: Kathleen Murray 1st
Runners up: De Heide 2nd
Bronze: Klapmuts 3rd
Plate: Pineview 5th
Bowl: Paarlzicght 7th
Shield: RK. Worcester 9th

Learn more about the Val de Vie Foundation here.

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