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By: Sata  11-11-2011

An Ever Growing Junior’s Tournament


Over the long weekend in September, the annual Junior Inter Provincial tournament was held in Athlone, Cape Town. What made this event more exciting was the addition of a mixed u21 division, a first ever for this growing tournament. With this exciting addition, SATA were challenged to find a venue that could accommodate 5 playing fields, another first for this tournament.       

It was clear from the very first round of games, that we were in for a thrilling tournament. What was immediately noticeable and particularly pleasing to see, was the improvement of basic skills by all the players. This was especially apparent in the under 17 girls division which also happened to be the largest division in the tournament with ten teams.  It is great to see how quickly our sport is growing and the strong base of young players coming through the ranks.       

Throughout the weekend it was clear to see that a lot of effort had gone into team preparation with focus on core skills and game structure, a remarkable improvement from previous years.
It was evident that the recent Coaching Courses presented by Dennis Coffey, FIT Secretary General, had a massive impact on all the coaches. It is obvious to many senior coaches that the young talent that is coming through have the willingness and ability to take the next step as a senior rep. Senior players better watch out!       

Recognition has to be given to all the people behind the scenes who put in a massive effort to ensure that the tournament ran a smooth as possible. Without the support of these helpers, we wouldn’t have tournaments at all, so thank you!       

Finally, congratulations to all the players for giving your best performances throughout the tournament. The final log for each division follows below.       

GIRLS U171. Western Province
2. Northern Gauteng
3. Eastern Gauteng A
4. Western Cape A
5. KwaZulu Natal
6. Gauteng B
7. Gauteng A
8. Soweto
9. Eastern Gauteng B
10. Western Cape B       


1. Northern Gauteng
2. Western Cape
3. Western Province
4. Gauteng
5. Eastern Gauteng
6. Western Cape  B      


1. Gauteng
2. KwaZulu Natal
3. Eastern Gauteng
4. Western Cape  


1. Western Cape
2. Western Province
3. Eastern Gauteng
4. KwaZulu Natal     


1. KwaZulu Natal
2. Western Province 


1. Northern Gauteng
2. Western Province
3. Eastern Gauteng
4. KwaZulu Natal
5. Boland
6. Gauteng
7. STA  

MIXED U21     

1. Western Cape
2. Eastern Gauteng
3. Boland
4. Soweto     

Junior Inter Provincials

The Western Cape Touch Association (WCTA) in conjunction with SATA, will be hosting the 2010 Junior Inter-Provincial Tournament (JIPT)

The event takes place on 24, 25 and 26 September 2010 at City Park Rugby Ground, Thornton Road, Belgravia, Cape Town.

The competing categories are Under 17 boys and girls, Under 19 boys and girls and Under 21 boys, girls and Mixed.

Come and support your junior provincial players as they compete against the best juniours in South Africa

Entry is Free.

Please contact Labeeb Levy for Information on 082 990 2476    


National Coaches Appointed 

Please be advised that the National Team Coaches Appointments are as follows: