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Thursday, 06 June 2013 15:13

Rugby: Rondebosch Go Purple

Rondebosch Boys’ High School 1st XV will wear purple socks at this year’s Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools derby match vs Bishops in support of the JAG Foundation’s anti-bullying campaign - JAGBullyProof which culminates in National Bullying Awareness Day on 26 July 2013.


The team will be unified as they “Go Purple” - the RBHS 1st hockey team will also play in purple socks on Friday night in their derby against Bishops and Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory School U13A rugby team do the same on Saturday morning.

Mr Gustaf Pienaar, Deputy Headmaster and MiC Rugby at Rondebosch Boys’ High School comments;

“We are proud to be associated with the JAGBullyProof campaign. Bullying is an issue that Rondebosch Boys’ High School has always taken a strong stance against.  Wearing purple socks for this particular derby is our way of creating awareness around this issue, whilst sending a message of support in a very meaningful way.” 

Mr Chris Verster, U13A Coach and Head of Pastoral Care at Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory School:

At Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory School we pride ourselves on a zero tolerance towards bullying and are excited to be joining our U19A’s in this wonderful initiative - thanks to our partners Kirstenbosch Rotary who have sponsored the socks for the derby.

Barry Clarke at JAGBullyProof added;

“This is a great show of support to help kids of all ages understand the reality and seriousness of bullying in schools. It also demonstrates the importance of taking a stand and building these fundamental life skills through constructive outlets like sport.”

Over the last four years, through the JAG Foundation some 11,000 children (grades 4 - 7), from 25 schools have benefitted from the anti-bullying programmes set up in these schools, using sport as a means to equip them against a bullying epidemic.

Companies, schools and individuals can show their support by purchasing their own JAGBullyProof socks at R100 apair. For each pair purchased, a second pair will be donated to a child taking part in the JAGBullyProof school programme.

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