Camps Bay gears up for Varsity 7s and Beach Volleyball

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Sport lovers are in for a treat next week, when Varsity Sports (VS) will take over Camps Bay during the second edition of the Varsity 7s Rugby and Beach Volleyball competitions from 29 November to 1 December.

In what promises to be an even bigger spectacle than the inaugural event in 2012, the defending beach volleyball champions, University of Western Cape (UWC) will be wary of the University of Johannesburg, who took silver in 2012. But they also need to keep a close eye on the girls from the other teams, from the University of Limpopo, Tshwane University of Technology, University of Pretoria, neighbours University of Cape Town and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

The 2013 event will see a few changes from last year. This time around teams will have squads of four players instead of three, with one tactical substitution allowed in each match.

Besides the best South African universities teams, South Africa’s top two ladies teams will go head to head with two top Camps Bay teams in a mini tournament.

Not too far away from the sand and sunshine of the Camps Bay beach the Camps Bay Sports Club will showcase the very best of university sevens rugby.

The eight universities in the beach volleyball competition will also be represented on the rugby field, together with the North West University Potchefstroom (Pukke), who just won the provisional 7s tournament in Kimberley last week and the most successful VS union and top seed, Stellenbosch University’s Maties, who took the inaugural title in 2012.

“Varsity Sports strives to remind everyone that sport is fun, while showcasing South Africa’s sport stars of the future. This tournament will be no different. Varsity Cup Rugby has been a great success and we plan to lift 7s rugby, beach volleyball and the other sports in the Varsity family to similar heights,” said former Springbok captain and VS sport director, Francois Pienaar.

“Taking these competitions to Camps Bay really was a no-brainer for us. It is a place with a great look, feel and vibe and I’m sure the students and spectators will have a great time. The decision to go there was met by huge support from all the role players.”

With the finals of both sports codes being played on Sunday it is not to be missed. For final times and fixtures go to the Varsity Sports Website.

This year teams will vie for even bigger incentives than in 2012. On the rugby field the player who scores the most tries of the tournament and the scorer of the best try will be rewarded with Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Cell C vouchers.

On the beach the girls will play for similar honours, with the best defender and super striker recognised.

There is also a cash prize of R1000 for the player of each tournament as well as Steers vouchers for the two MVPs.

Entertainment continues off the field with Local MCs Anton Taylor and Fran (Rico Lucas) and DJ Chopper, delicious burgers from the truly South African Steers, with refreshments from SAB for all over 18s.

To top it all, Samsung will provide VIP lounges, open to all Samsung mobile users.

“This season promises to serve as a platform for new talent and to provide memorable moments, both on and off the field,” concluded Pienaar.

Tournament Prizes Breakdown

7s Rugby

Cell C: Most Tries of the Tournament R500 Cell C voucher + Samsung Galaxy S4

FNB: FNB Player of the Tournament R1000

Samsung: Samsung Super Try Samsung Galaxy S4 Active + R500 Cell C

Steers: MVP (Most Valuable Player) R500 voucher

Beach Volleyball

Cell C: Best Defence of the Tournament R500 Cell C voucher + Samsung Galaxy S4

FNB: FNB Player of the Tournament R1000

Samsung: Samsung Super Striker Samsung Galaxy S4 Active + R500 Cell C

Steers: MVP (Most Valuable Player) R500 voucher

Tournament Sponsors

FNB

Cell C

Steers

Samsung

For more tournament information go to:

Website: www.varsitysportssa.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/varsitysportssa

Twitter: @varsitysportsSA

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