No matter what IRB Sevens World Series tournament you attend, there are always very distinct supporters groups in the stands. Two stand-out groups at these tournaments inevitably are the Kenyans & Fijians. How is it that they are seemingly so organised and the Saffas not? Mense, it is time we change this anomaly.
Kenyan fans at the USA Sevens (Pic: IRB/ Martin Seras Lima)
Here in Hong Kong it is common knowledge that the ‘South African corner’ is in the east-side’s main level of the Hong Kong Stadium, next to where the teams enter the pitch. If you’re a Saffa and not up to the madness that is the South Stand, this is where you want to be heading. But that all there is to it. There is so much more that can be done to organise team support. An why limit it to just here in Hong Kong? The IRB Sevens World Series consists of eight tournaments around the world and BlitzBokke.com is more than happy to play a leading role in coordinating support for our Boys in all eight cities.
To kick off this initiative, we would like to highlight an initiative by one Saffa who is based in the USA.
Riette Pretorius had such a great time at this year’s Vegas Sevens that she has volunteered to coordinate all South Africans who are planning to attend next year’s event. You may have noticed all her pictures from The Sam Boyd Stadium that she kindly made available to BlitzBokke.com. She literally roamed the stadium and snapped away at anything and anybody sporting the Green & Gold. Now that’s what we call a proud South African!
BlitzBokke.com will be looking for more people like Riette who will “take charge” of procedings all over the Sevens Series. If you are that person, let us know what you are planning and we’ll help you all the way!
To get things started for the USA Sevens 2011, Riette has started a FaceBook Group, so if you’re based in the States or are planning to travel there next year for the Sevens, that is where you should start. The Group already boasts 33 members and a collection of 130 pictures! Who knows, the Vegas Sevens 2011 may just be the first tournament to have boerewors & Castle Lager/Carling Black Label beer in the stands!
If you’re planning to attend USA Sevens 2011, Riette is your go-to-girl! (Pic: Riette Pretorius)
BlitzBokke.com will keep you abreast of their plans so stay tuned if the USA Sevens 2011 is on your radar.
Cheers vir eers!