The Eastern Province Rugby Union will this year play host to the prestigious Under 18 Coca-Cola Craven Week schools tournament taking place from 8-14 July 2012 at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium. It has been 12 long years since EPRU hosted the event and 2012 promises to produce an eventful and entertaining tournament.
Coca-Cola South Africa has sponsored youth rugby for 27 years and has committed to continuing with this tradition. Of the current Springbok team 90 percent have competed in at least one of the weeks. “Coca-Cola South Africa is proud to be the brand where future stars start their quest in tackling the future,” said Craig van Niekerk, Coca-Cola South Africa, Marketing Assets Manager. “The youth weeks are also aimed at encouraging young rugby players to live an active and healthy lifestyle which is in line with our Live For A Difference strategy.”
The Coca-Cola Craven Week is synonymous with unearthing talent and fuelling South African rugby with future Springboks and with this in mind, we are confident that this year’s participants, as has been the case in recent years, will need no extra motivation to compete at their best for the duration of the tournament.
The participating teams will be accommodated in three Uitenhage school hostels, Daniel Pienaar, Brandwag and Strelitzia for the duration of the tournament, while the games will take place at the iconic and world class Nelson Mandela