The FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International has many initiatives, that not only aim to increase awareness about the plight of abused women, the activities also drive further interest in the sport and involve different areas of society. One such initiative is the Pink Golf Shorts campaign which is run alongside the FNB Varsity Cup Pink Shorts drive.
Pink golf shorts
This is an extension of the FNB Varsity Cup pink shorts campaign, which came to fruition when former Springbok rugby captain Francois Pienaar, Duitser Bosman and Jurie Roux (CEO SA Rugby) were playing a round of golf in pink shorts at Fynbos golf club in Eersterivier. A player at the club asked if the shorts were the same ones from the FNB Varsity Cup – where the Player that rocks i.e. Man of the match receives a personalised pair of pink shorts. Hereon the idea was born to extend the campaign to golf clubs.
How it works: FNB’s Varsity Cup invites local golf clubs to take a pledge to create awareness of abuse against women by signing a pledge and taking a swing at their local club’s competition. On a monthly basis for the period of one year the winner of the competition will win a personalised pair of golfing shorts similar to those worn by the Man of the Match in the Varsity cup tournament. To participate in the action a minimum of fifty members of the golf course need to sign the pledge.
Strengthening the message of the campaign Varsity Cup also invites golfers to participate in the energy of the Varsity Cup.
The golf clubs that participate in this initiative are:
|Port Elizabeth Golf Club|
|Humewood Golf Club|
Potchefstroom Buite Golf Course
Bloemfontein Golf Club
Schoemanpark Golf club
Varsity Cup envisage that 25 golf clubs will become part of the Keep the Aggro on the Field drive.
About Varsity Cup
The FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff is now in its seventh year. The inter-university rugby competition sees eight universities play in a single round which is followed by a semi-final and a final that determines the National Varsity Cup winner.
Varsity Cup promotes entertaining rugby at University level with various platforms that involve the fans. Games are played on a Monday night with a second tier competition taking place in the form of the FNB Varsity Shield presented by Steinhoff International.