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ABSA Wildeklawer Schools Sport Tournament celebrates record-breaking participation in 2024

The ABSA Wildeklawer Schools Sport Tournament, renowned for its legacy and significance in the world of school sports, is thrilled to announce its unprecedented growth and participation for the upcoming 2024 edition.

From its modest beginnings in 2009 with just a dozen rugby teams in Paarl, this event has evolved into a global phenomenon over the past 14 years. Now encompassing rugby, netball and soccer, the 2024 tournament boasts a record-breaking 192 teams, representing 111 schools from various corners of the globe.

What makes this year even more special is the inclusive spirit of the ABSA Wildeklawer Invitational Tournament, welcoming 35 local teams from the Northern Cape region, alongside the exciting addition of two international schools to the lineup.

“We’re beyond thrilled to see the ABSA Wildeklawer Tournament reach new heights,” said Cassie Carstens, tournament manager. “This event isn’t just about competition; it’s about fostering friendships, sportsmanship and a love for the game.”

The tournament’s vision is clear: to provide equal opportunities for schools of all levels to participate and showcase their talents on an international stage. By promoting cohesion and camaraderie, the ABSA Wildeklawer Tournament aims to inspire the next generation of athletes.

Scheduled from April 24th to May 4th, 2024, the tournament will feature an exciting lineup of events across various age groups and sporting disciplines. Highlights include primary and secondary school rugby and netball tournaments, as well as junior and senior rugby and soccer competitions.

“We’re not just hosting a tournament; we’re shaping futures,” added Carstens. “Through sports, we’re building stronger communities and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.”

The ABSA Wildeklawer Schools Sport Tournament is proud to partner with Absa, reflecting a shared commitment to the growth and development of sports.

For more information and updates, visit the Absa Wildeklawer Facebook group here.



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