The first technical and place kicking challenge of its kind for young South African rugby players will be held tomorrow, 1 June, at the Harlequin Rugby Club in Pretoria. Not only is the title of Kicking King up for grabs in this exciting competition, but the winners will also be able to boast with the first ever formal place kicking records in South Africa.
“The Kicking King is an open competition and we invite all youth rugby players to come and test their kicking skills. We already have 12-year-old boys kicking 40-meter kicks and believe that we will set records that will be worth defending,” says Andrew Berry from Harlequin Youth Rugby Club. The records registered tomorrow will be challenged in further competitions on the cards for later this year in other parts of the country. The competition is open for all rugby players from u/9 – u/20.
“After tomorrow we will go on a national tour so young players throughout South Africa will have the chance to compete for the Kicking King title. Beeswinkel got involved due to the synergism of rugby and braai and will use this opportunity to promote the use of beef and lamb for our producers and feedlot customers,” says Petrus van Heerden, director of Beeswinkel and main sponsor of the event.
Van Heerden says he firmly believes that this challenge will become huge and there is space for more sponsors to partner up with them.
“We have created a fun-filled day with great cash prizes to be won,” he added.
Entries must be done on their website at www.kickingking.co.za or www.skopkoning.com. Entries close at 17:00 this afternoon but if anyone has problems to register online, they can call Sindy of HYRC at 082 707 9821 to arrange for registration on the day from 08:00 to 09:00.
The program for the day is available on the website. The prize-giving will take place after each age group event so parents don’t have to spend the whole day at HYRC.
The next Kicking King Challenge will be held in Limpopo on Saturday, 31 August.
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