CampusKey, the premier provider of secure student accommodation, has put their money where their mouths are by sponsoring Paarl Gymnasium’s 25th u/16 rugby tournament as well as the third u/14 tournament, which took place over the Easter weekend at the school’s sports grounds.
Says Managing Director, Leon Howell: “We strongly believe in empowering the talent of tomorrow for a greater future. Paarl Gymnasium is one of CampusKey’s target schools and with their great emphasis on rugby and it being a national tournament attracting other target schools, it was an easy decision. The tournament has grown into a full-blown national sporting event attracting talent from all over South Africa. Of course it’s also amazing to be part of such a vibrant event and helping the future CampusKey students where we can.”
Paarl Gymnasium started the tournament twenty five years ago to create an opportunity for young rugby players to compete on a high level against top schools outside their province. Diana van der Merwe, CampusKey’s Marketing Manager adds: “Forty two schools partake in the tournament of which twenty are tops schools in South Africa. We assist by investing in infrastructure and coaching development at the school.”
Howell concludes that it is their third year of sponsoring the event. “We’ll continue to support the school moving forward. It has become a tradition to sponsor this exciting tournament and I think we’ll want to be part of it for years to come.”
Campuskey has a national footprint with student accommodation located in Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Potchefstroom, Pretoria and Stellenbosch. As a dynamic company they are constantly adding new campuses to their portfolio.