The Club has recently partnered with the VUSA Rugby Academy to launch the VUSA-Ikeys Rugby Programme for young up and coming rugby players in the Langa community. Meaning “to wake up” or “lift up spiritually” in isiXhosa, VUSA offers a structured program designed to restore dignity, build self-esteem, and develop the rugby and academic skills of disadvantaged children across the Western Cape.
The Ikeys narrowly missed out on a semi-final place by just two points in Mondays game, after being beaten in the unofficial quarter final 18-17 by UJ. A win by the Ikeys would have resulted in them ending fourth and meeting the Maties in the semi-final.
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.
With the English in town to play the Springboks at Newlands on 23 June, it seems only appropriate to usher in this huge test match in proper Ikey fashion with the Club’s Annual Black Tie Dinner. Going for an English spin, our speaking panel will be decorated by 39-time capped English prop, former Lions man, and Ikey Old Boy Matt Stevens, alongside our very own world-cup winning Springbok Captain John Smit.