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Nabeelah & Rafeeq's Road to Malaysia - Let's get this duo to the 2019 Touch Rugby World Cup

Nabeelah & Rafeeq's Road to Malaysia - Let's get this duo to the 2019 Touch Rugby World Cup

Personal message

We have been selected to represent South Africa in the Ladies O27s (Nabeelah) and Men’s Open (Rafeeq) team taking part in the upcoming Touch Rugby World Cup in Malaysia, April 2019.

Touch Rugby is a growing, community-based sport which has assisted many Rugby Union players with improving their skills and abilities. Since 1995, South Africa has competed at the Open Touch World Cup tournaments and have consistantly ranked third, after Australia and New Zealand. These tournaments provide the elite players of the sport with an incredible opportunity to compete at the highest level, setting a leading example for younger players coming through the ranks.

We average 15 years of touch rugby experience between us, having participated in inter-provincial tournaments and represented our country in four World Cups since 2001. We have also worked hard at giving back to the sport by coaching junior and senior inter-provincial teams between 2012 and 2016. In addition, we've served on our provincial executive committee between 2010 and 2016 assisting with initiatives to raise awareness of the sport by doing fundraisers and running local community-based tournaments for youth and senior participation.

The sport is self-funded, hence the reason for launching our BackaBuddy campaign. Tour costs for Malaysia is R23,000 per player, which includes accommodation, transport, tournament fees, kit and excl. flights.

We are entirely grateful for this opportunity and are continuously reminded of this privilege as we are aware that such opportunities may not be available to many individuals in our communities. We hope that, with your support, we are able to represent our communities with pride on the international arena.

Your contribution and support is much appreciated.

Donations

  • Feb 28, 2019 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Good luck Aussies.. u 2 are so admirable " - Anonymous

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "BRING HOME THE GOLD GUYS! AND ALSO MAKE A COUSIN FOR ME TO PLAY WITH!" - Eesa

  • Feb 04, 2019 - USD $ 38.18
  • "Good luck!!!!!! You two are going to rock it!! Love you both!" - Crystal T

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 22 513.91

Fundraising target

R 46 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 21 000.00
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Nabeelah & Rafeeq's Touch Rugby Tour

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We have been selected to represent South Africa in the Ladies O27s (Nabeelah) and Men’s Open (Rafeeq) team taking part in the upcoming Touch Rugby World Cup in Malaysia, April 2019.  The sport is self-funded and hence the reason for launching our BackaBuddy campaign. Tour costs for Malaysia is R35,000 per player and includes accommodation, transport, food, tournament fees and kit.  Your contribution and support is much appreciated.