Touch Rugby World Cup Malaysia 2019
- By: Alexander Smith
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/touch-rugby-world-cup-malaysia-2019
I have been fortunate enough to be selected into the South African over 30's Mixed Touch rugby team that will represent South Africa at the next International Touch rugby world cup in Malaysia 2019.
As a non professional sport we are required to raise the funds ourselves to pay for the entire trip, including flights,accommodation,kit, coaches and any pre-tournament camps etc.
I am requesting the assistance and sponsorship of friends family and sporting enthusiasts to help me achieve my dream of representing my country at a sporting world cup.
The physical preparation began at the beginning of 2018, the first selection camp for world cup was held after our Inter Provincial Tournament in March which was held in Durban, after 3 days of a hard tournament we then had 2 days of SA trials.
Since then we have had 4 SA Camps, Fitness sessions, League games 3 days a week plus training on weekends, never mind normal life to contend with. The hard work is paying off as our team has been finalized and coming together sweetly. The next 5 months will be a hard push in final preparation for what will undoubtedly be a once in a life time opportunity to travel with a South African sporting code consisting of 7 Teams of both Men and Ladies all who have been pouring blood sweat and tears into making this all possible.
The junior teams all went to the world cup earlier this year and South Africa came 3rd overall and in every Division.
We are certainly hoping to come back with a medal and push Australia and New Zealand for the top honours!
Touch Rugby World Cup here I Come!
The World cup will take place at the Taman Ekuestrian Putrajaya just outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Dates: 21 April - 6 May 2019
Divisions: Mens / Womens / Mixed Open; Mens / Mixed 30s; Mens / Womens 35s; Mens / Womens / Mixed 40s; Mens / Womens 45s; Mens / Womens 50sm & Womens 27s
- Apr 15, 2019 - USD $ 75.35
- "Well done Alex wishing you all the best x" - Lynne & Jeff Messina
- Apr 09, 2019 - R 1 028.20
- "Yo Alex...bring back the Gold! Good luck Champ!" - Basil
- Apr 08, 2019 - R 1 015.00
- "So proud of you Ali, you have worked so hard for this. Don't forget to enjoy the experience of a lifetime. You should be so proud of yourself!" - Kayla
- Dec 29, 2018 - USD $ 70.45
- "Best of luck Ali. We’re both so supporting you on this awesome journey " - Simon & Julia Jurgs
- Dec 14, 2018 - R 1 015.00
- "Go for Gold Champ" - Mad Support
- Dec 12, 2018 - USD $ 17.43
- "So proud of you. Now remember - hard work, not a jol!" - Jenn
- Dec 12, 2018 - USD $ 34.85
- "Bring it home Gaelic" - John M