Tshuma Stingers Hosts Midrand Junior Rugby Club Games With Much Success
This last Saturday the 28th of July 2018 Tshuma Stingers Rugby Club hosted the Midrand Junior Rugby Club games which saw over 200 boys and girls between 7 and 18 years old running down the ball at Midrand High School Rugby fields.
Tshuma Stingers was joined by Golden Lions Rugby Union affiliated members Ernedale, Union and UJ Junior Rugby Clubs on this fun filled day that celebrated the vibrancy of youth while encouraging the young ones to live healthy, productive and disciplined lives. Parents, teachers and coaches had their hands full taking the kids through various drills, teaching them ball skills and seeing them squaring off against one another in well observed contests.
Grassroots Development Payoff at Senior Level
These deep developmental foundations of mentoring youth from an early age are behind Tshuma Stingers success in the adult league where they currently sit comfortably at the top of the Golden Lions Senior Grand Challenge after beating Eldoronians 54 – 10 and winning 12 – 00 against Kagiso Rugby Club respectively.
In the match against Eldoranians and Kagiso, Stingers used their defence to good effect to finish at the top of the log and secure a home semi-final. In the opening stages against Eldoroninas, Tshuma Stingers Rofhiwa Mundalamo picked a loose ball with Divine Kawadza providing support to carry the attack forward. Minehnhle Dlamini received an offload from Divine to cross the white wash for an opening try for the Stingers and that made the intentions of the Stingers very clear for the day. The Stingers worked well together taking all opportunities given to score a total of 8 tries in the match.
The final round of games saw Stingers travel to Krugersdorp on a Cold Friday night to face Kagiso Sting Rugby Club. The opening exchanges of the contest between Stingers and Kagiso were scrappy, however the Stingers managed to shake off the early jitters and settled down. They engaged the Kagiso defenders and the rewards came in with Stingers scoring two tries and a single conversion to win the game 12 – 00.
Stingers remain the undisputed champions of the Golden Lions Senior Grand Challenge and they remain resolute that they will defend the cup in 2018. Tshuma Stingers will enjoy home ground advantage this Saturday 4 August 2018 at the Midrand High School rugby fields and calls upon the Midrand Community to come out in numbers to support the Under 19 Match commencing at 13h15 agaisnts Alexandra Wolves and the 1st team match commencing at 15h45. For more details contact Ndumiso on 0782660723 or Barry Nkosi on 0793726778.