Celebrate Women’s Day at Loftus and see the Blue Bulls in action against the Sharks

The women of Pretoria can celebrate Women’s Day with their families at Loftus Versfeld on Wednesday 9 August when the Blue Bulls will play against the Sharks. Photo: twitter

The world of the oval ball may be traditionally dominated by men, but SA Rugby will celebrate Women’s Month this year by partnering with Caring4Girls to donate sanitary products to disadvantaged women, while females will be allowed free entry at selected Currie Cup matches.

In conjunction with the Currie Cup unions and sponsors Nashua and DirectAxis, would like to encourage rugby fans to support the Caring4Girls initiative by donating sanitary products at the six Premier Division matches on Women’s Day, Wednesday 9 August, and on Saturday, 12 August, in the collection boxes at the host stadium entrances.

DirectAxis and Nashua have each volunteered to donate R5000 worth of sanitary products to the cause, while they will also have sanitary product collection points at their offices.

“I would like to thank our provincial unions and Currie Cup sponsors for their support in assisting us to mark Women’s Month on a very special note this year. Women form the cornerstone of society and it is fantastic that we are able to celebrate their contribution through this joint-initiative with our partners. We live in a society in which some girls miss up to 50 days of school every year due to a lack of access to adequate sanitary products, and I would like to appeal to our rugby faithful to assist us in making a difference by donating sanitary products at the Currie Cup matches on 9 and 12 August,” said SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux.

Roux also said society is very similar to rugby in the sense that the best results are earned through a collective effort.

“We would like to wish all female rugby fans an enjoyable Women’s Month and we hope that you enjoy the jam-packed rugby treat next week,” Roux concluded.

Currie Cup round four fixtures (Wednesday, 9 August):

13:00 – Griquas v Western Province (Tafel Lager Park, Kimberley) Free entry to women

15:15 – Pumas v Free State Cheetahs (Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit) – Free entry to women and children

17:30 – Blue Bulls v Sharks (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)


Currie Cup round five fixtures (Saturday, 12 August):

15:00 – Free State Cheetahs v Griquas (Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein) – Free entry to women, tickets to be collected in advance

17:15 – Western Province v Blue Bulls (Newlands, Cape Town)

19:30 – Golden Lions v Sharks (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg)


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