Rassie Erasmus will be teaming up with comedians Rob van Vuuren and Nick Rabinowitz for a fundraiser event for the Masiphumelele rugby club in Cape Town.
Masiphumelele Rugby Football Club is one of the youngest clubs in Cape Town, not only representing the South Peninsula, but actively supporting the development of rugby for all communities in the area.
The club was formed in 2010 as part of UCT and has its origins as a Sunday team playing its games in the Khayelitsha league. With no home venue to train or play at, their survival was dependent on their individual passion to play rugby. Now Masiphumelele RFC has a home at the Noordhoek Sports Grounds, in the South Peninsula.
Masiphumelele RFC not only represents the South Peninsula, but actively supports the development of rugby for all communities in the area. The players call themselves ‘The Pumas’.
Unfortunately, the Noordhoek Sports Grounds does not have sufficient lighting for the players, which is much needed to enable them to continue their training after dark. The club has been quoted R403,000 for the lighting installation.
The club is also in dire need of a bus for transportation of the players to and from practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as to and from away games as players come from all over the deep south and often miss practice due to unreliable lifts. The bus needed will cost between R650,000 to R875,000.
The event will be MCd by local comedy icon Nik Rabinowitz, and Rob van Vuuren will keep guests giggling with his classic brand of humour. Rassie Erasmus will host a talk and an auction is sure to get hearts beating for bids on some try-worthy items.