Old Boys Rugby Tour­na­ment funds to go to pupils

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The Stor-Age Old Boys Tens are rais­ing funds to as­sist dis­ad­van­taged pupils to be able to at­tend cul­tural and sport­ing tours.

Old Boy Sikho Jekubeni said the Stor-Age Old Boys Tens, in­cor­po­rated into Stir­ling Old Boys, would take part in the OBX Old Boys Tens Rugby Tour­na­ment once again, to help raise funds for dis­ad­van­taged pupils.

“The event is a fundraiser for the Ed­u­ca­tion En­dow­ment Fund NPC. It will be played over two days and will fea­ture over 30 rugby teams and about ten Old Girls net­ball teams.

“Last year, Siyanda Nazo ini­tially reached out to the Stir­ling com­mu­nity to help in reg­is­ter­ing a Stir­ling team in the com­pe­ti­tion.

“We as­sem­bled a few Old Stir­lites and we set off on a mis­sion of fly­ing the Stir­ling flag high.

“All the pro­ceeds won went back to the school to as­sist dis­ad­van­taged pupils for cul­tural and sport­ing tours,” he said.

They have funded more than 12 bur­saries and ed­u­ca­tional pro­grammes in the past.

Or­gan­iser Mar­cel Mal­herbe said: “We needed to make a dif­fer­ence to so­ci­ety by mak­ing a con­tri­bu­tion and thus came up with the idea of an event that would not just serve to raise funds but also pro­vide the alma mater from dif­fer­ent back­grounds with a plat­form to give back.”

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