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George Mayor hosts Craven Week Function

Caption 1: The Mayoral Function was attended by SARU executives, provincial coaches & team managers. In the photograph are from left Christo Vorster, Headmaster for Outeniqua High School; Mrs Karen Vorster; Ald Leon Van Wyk and Mrs Gail Van Wyk.

George Executive Mayor Leon Van Wyk together with his wife Gail hosted a successful Mayoral Function last night at The Apprentice in celebration of the U18 Craven Week currently on at Outeniqua Park Stadium.

Christo Vorster , Headmaster for Outeniqua High School applied to host the Craven Week during the school’s Centenary Year, a process that started in 2019.

The Craven Week has been running since Monday 3rd July and finishes tomorrow Saturday 8th July. This prestigious SA Rugby schoolboy’s tournament is regarded as an avenue into the sport on a professional level.

Caption 2: Ald Leon Van Wyk with Fillip Venter, Deputy Headmaster Outeniqua High School and WP Bosch, Head of Rugby for Outeniqua High School.

George is the proud host city of the U18 Craven Week 2023 tournament, which last took place in the city in 1999.
The Craven Week was initially scheduled to take place at Outeniqua High School in George, but after realising that the school’s fields would not be able to handle the heavy workload due to the high volume of rain that has fallen in the area in recent weeks it was decided to move the Craven Week to Outeniqua Park, the home ground of the South Western Districts Eagles. Outeniqua High School who are celebrating their centenary this year – will still host four matches on their C-Field on Saturday 8 July.