Starting just before this year’s Easter mid-term vacation period, the Club launched an important transformation initiative in the form of a brand new Ikey Ladies team. The Ikey Ladies team recognises the interest of female UCT students in playing the beautiful game, and forms part of a growing culture of Women’s rugby across the country.
Did you know the Ikeys have a team song called “The Warrior Poet”?
Specifically composed and created for the team by UCT alumni and musical talent Andy Schar, it has become an anthem for the UCT rugby players and has been sung by thousands since it was introduced in 2009. Usually there is even a talented player – or coach – who will jam it on their guitar or a piano if there is one close by.
Friday the 13th, usually a day synonymous with ghastly ghosts, breathtaking terror and spooky sounds, but this Friday the 13th promises to be a little different.
Presenting The Ikeys Premier League! 6 rugby franchises going head to head for 3 weeks on the Green Mile! We will be holding the Ikey Premier League (IPL) – based on the Indian Premier Cricket League – for the entire club, bar a few VC players who will be rested.
It’s not often the Ikeys players get to experience the game away from their plush green fields (except this year!), semi-professional coaching set ups, and pre-game muffins. But when they do, they travel out to the middle of the Boland on a desolate field to play the inmates of Helderstroom Correctional Facility and Botrivier RFC.