JAPAN TOUR OVERVIEW
In 2019, the Ikey Tigers were invited to defend our World University Rugby Cup title in Japan. Of course, we accepted the invitation, with the full intention of bringing the trophy back to South Africa for another four years.
In order to make a tour like this financially possible the players and management put in a place an ambitious fundraising plan to raise the almost R1m required (approximately R28k pp for each of the 35 travelling players and management).
The Club was overwhelmed with the outpouring of support that we received from our supporters, colleagues, old boys, friends and family of the Club, with many generously dipping into their own pockets to buy a raffle ticket, bid on an auction prize, and/or offer sponsorship in support of the tour.
As a result of these generous donations, we were delighted to announce to those who joined us at the Ikeys Raffle and Auction Night on Saturday 17 Aug that we successfully hit our fundraising target for the tour.