We are only three weeks away from crowning South Africa's first virtual schools' rugby champion in the BDCE Campus Cup. After last week's round of matches, there are only eight teams left as we move into the quarterfinals of the competition.
It was a challenging round for all with the forced format change forcing us at School of Rugby, the various marketing teams of the school as well as the voters to learn a few new social media tricks.
"We know that this round was challenging to all participants, and thanks to all the schools for their patience and effort as we enter the business part of the competition. Good luck to all in the remaining rounds," said Hannes Nienaber, owner of School of Rugby.
We can also announce that Hoërskool Punt who managed to book a place in the quarterfinals thanks to a victory over Nico Malan of Humansdorp last week is the winners of our so-called second-tier school that progressed the furthest within the competition. Congratulations Punt on winning the R 5000 cash prize, we are sure you still have your eyes on the big prize.
Punt, also are one of the DigiTV schools, that took part in the competition. Please go and have a look at their VisTV station on the digitv.co.za platform.
The first champion of the BDCE Campus Cup will receive a lucrative prize in R15 000 in cash and also a USN hamper worth R8 000. The losing finalists will also receive a cash prize of R10 000, while there is also something in it for the smaller schools that take part in the competition. The so-called second-tier school that progresses the furthest in the competition will also win R5 000 in cash.
Besides our title sponsors BDCE and DigiCampus - we also welcomed StrapFIT on board as a sponsor adding another R6 000 worth of strapping to the prizes. This week we also welcome Canterbury SA to the sponsors. Canterbury decided that they will provide the champions of the BDCE Campus Cup with a set of jerseys.
Our title sponsor, BDCE (Business Development Centre of Excellence), provides SETA Accredited Learnerships, Accredited Training, Skills Development, Non-Accredited Training, and Short Courses for businesses. Please have a look at what they offer by clicking on their banner or highlighted name in the paragraph.
The competition is a knock-out tournament like the FA Cup (in English soccer) or the former Lion Cup (SA Rugby competition). The winner of each match/tie is determined by who gets the most votes in the match-up.
Show support to your school or community by voting them to the next round. The competition will take nine-week in total and your school will need your support for eight of the week if they are going to be crowned the first virtual champions of South Africa.
DigiCampus is also one of our sponsors that made this unique competition possible. They provide online video lessons of the CAPS curriculum from Grade R to 12 for all subjects. If you have a child in school during these uncertain times - they provide an excellent free service in helping schoolchildren with an extra resource to better their grades.
For more information about the competition visit our website www.schoolofrugby.co.za or download the School of Rugby app on the Google Playstore. If you are an iPhone user you could also download the app by going to app.schoolofrugby.co.za and clicking on the home button in the right bottom corner and select install application on the device.
The Results from Round 5 of the BDCE Campus Cup are: