The Golden Lions Rugby Union is proud to announce the results of their various Junior rugby teams in recent weeks which culminates in the Under 18 A side playing in the unofficial final of the Craven Week at Kearsney College on Saturday.
The Unions’ Under 12 side is ranked in the top 3 in the country while the Under 13 A side ranked in the top 4 of their competition.
The Under 16 Grant Khomo side was rated in the top 4 while the Under 16 B and C sides were unbeaten at their respective tournaments.
The Under 18 Academy side is ranked in the top 4, the Craven Week side meets Western Province in the unofficial final on Saturday and the Under 19 Welpie team is ranked in the top 2 in the country.
This is a testament of hard work behind the scenes where the names of Pieter Visser, Manager of Amateur Rugby at the GLRU, Timmy Goodwin, Manager of Development as well as Bart Schoeman, Manager of High Performance must be mentioned.
The names of Tinus Diedericks, chairman of the Golden Lions High Schools Rugby Association and Chris Schutte of the Primary Schools and their respective coaching staff also need to be mentioned and thanked for their hard work.
“We are so excited to see that our juniors are playing the same exciting brand of winning rugby and that they are enjoying it. We are working hard to ensure that all our teams on all levels, from management to coache, are equipped to be a successful Lions outfit. Lions play Lions way,” said Rudolf Straeuli, CEO of the GLRU.
Kevin de Klerk, president of the Golden Lions, said he had the pleasure of being able to attend this years’ Craven Week at Kearsney College. “It was really a wonderful privilege to see how well our Lions sides played so far at this tournament. Some amazing talent was on display and it made me immensely proud to watch our sides perform so well.
“I applaud our coaches, medical staff and all assistant staff for their excellent input, which has put us amongst the top of all our different categories. On average we are the top Union in all our teams across the board,” De Klerk said.