Of late the Springboks have been a great deal like having a brother in prison… you really love them, but don’t speak about them to others for fear of persecution. To put it bluntly, they’ve been shit. With the 2011 Rugby World Cup kickoff just over a month away 567 CapeTalk and 94.5 Kfm have partnered with Vodacom to bring you the Shosholoza Supporters Festival taking place over the next two Saturdays.
The gist of it is that the festival will provide an opportunity for fans to show some support for the boys in green and gold in the hope that this will spur them on to kicking some ass at the Rugby World Cup and retaining our title as the best rugby nation on Earth. The festival begins on Saturday the 6th August at False Bay Rugby club in Constantia from 11am to 6pm with the False Bay first team taking on the Helderberg first team at 4pm. It then continues on Saturday 13th at Florida Park where you can watch Tygerberg vs Kuils River.
There will be tons of former Springboks around and you can use the Big Red Vodacom Booth to record your own version (or sing along with Kurt Schoonrad & the 94.5 Kfm and 567CapeTalk presenters) of Shosholoza, which will be used as part of an inspirational video which will be given to each Springbok player.
There will also be games for the whole family including scrumming challenges, touchies, the ‘big kick’ and a chance to dunk the coach. The 94.5 Kfm and 567 CapeTalk djs will keep the music pumping and the energy going on the day.
One would hope that seeing that the country is still behind the National rugby team even after their horrendous displays of late will inspire them to play better. HOPE.