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SPORT fa­nat­ics from King Wil­liam’s Town and sur­round­ing ar­eas will be en­ter­tained with a fun­filled day at the fifth an­nual Africans Sport Club Leg­ends Her­itage Tour­na­ment.

The tour­na­ment will be held at the Brei­d­bach Sports Grounds on Septem­ber 23.

Africans pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer Sean Carelse said this year’s tour­na­ment co­in­cided with their mother-body’s 90th an­niver­sary.

“We want to make it ex­tra-spe­cial . . . rugby, foot­ball and net­ball will be ac­com­mo­dated dur­ing the event, which prom­ises to be filled with lots of fun for the whole com­mu­nity,” Carelse said.

Since they re­grouped as former play­ers in 2012, Carelse said they had gone from strength to strength and man­aged to stage some mem­o­rable, com­mu­nity-ori­en­tated events.

“What we want to achieve this year is to re­live the great sport­ing at­mos­phere that used to at­tract great teams such as El­doro­ni­ans [Jo­han­nes­burg], Gar­dens [Port El­iz­a­beth], Eer­sterus [Pre­to­ria] and play­ers who used to com­pete fiercely with our lo­cal teams dur­ing tour­na­ments; the likes of Rub­ber­hides, Sham­rocks, St Joseph’s Old Boys and Africans.”

Carelse said sports en­thu­si­asts had al­ways sup­ported the event.

“We re­ceive over­whelm­ing sup­port from the en­tire King com­mu­nity and this has mo­ti­vated us to keep on stag­ing this event,” Carelse said.

“The Africans Alum­nae is proud to be part of a club with such a rich his­tory and this re­union with former team­mates will be ex­tra-spe­cial.”

He added that a do­na­tion would be of­fered to one of the lo­cal schools as part of their way to plough back to the com­mu­nity.

“This is to as­sist with rugby de­vel­op­ment at school level,” Carelse said.

Cricket South Africa pres­i­dent and Africans Sports Club leg­end Chris Nen­zani and former Spring­bok and Rub­ber­hides great Tommy Ester­huizen will be among the spe­cial guests who will at­tend the event.

In­quiries: Carelse, on 078-326-1520 or 079-311-2443 or e-mail

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

RICH HIS­TORY: Africans Alum­nae are get­ting ready to stage their an­nual Her­itage Day tour­na­ment at the Brei­d­bach Sports Grounds later this month

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