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Rugby Legend Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira Inspires at Reddam House Bedfordview's 7s Tournament


Image: Reddam Opens Rugby team who placed 3rd on the day picture with Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira and Babalwa Latsha.
Reddam Opens Rugby team who placed 3rd on the day picture with Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira and Babalwa Latsha.

In a thrilling showcase of youthful talent and sportsmanship, Reddam House Bedfordview recently hosted an exhilarating U/12 and U/13 Rugby 7s Tournament. The event was graced by the esteemed former Springbok player, Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira, who left a lasting impact on both players and spectators.


Stephen Hazley, College Head of Reddam House Bedfordview, expressed his gratitude, saying, "Tendai Mtawarira is remarkable Springbok icon whose achievements both on and off the field – his humility, sportsmanship, and dedication to the game – are an inspiration to young people everywhere. It was a privilege to have such an inspiring rugby legend motivating our young athletes to push their boundaries and excel both on and off the field. "


Image: Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira signing a future Springbok shirt
Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira signing a future Springbok shirt

The atmosphere buzzed with excitement as up-and-coming athletes had the unique opportunity to interact with the rugby legend. Tendai shared his perspective, remarking, "It's a joy to be a part of events that nurture young talent and passion for rugby. Seeing the enthusiasm and determination in these aspiring players is truly inspiring. Rugby has the power to shape character and instil values that extend far beyond the game itself."


The tournament showcased fierce competition and outstanding performances, with teams displaying their skills on the field. The grand finale between Montrose Primary and Wendywood Primary captivated the audience, culminating in a well-deserved victory for Montrose Primary. Third place went to Reddam House Bedfordview and fourth place to Craighall Primary.


iMAGE: Reddam House Bedfordview scrum-half Levi Garratt receiving his medal from Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira
Reddam House Bedfordview scrum-half Levi Garratt receiving his medal from Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira

Reddam House Bedfordview extends its gratitude to all participating schools - Wendywood Primary, Craighall Primary, Trinity Glenvista, Edenglen, and Reddford House Northcliff. The event's success underscores the commitment to promoting sportsmanship, camaraderie, and the love for rugby among young athletes.


As the day's events concluded, a palpable sense of accomplishment lingered, setting the stage for more exciting Reddam 7s tournaments in the future.


Image: Massive celebrations as the winning school lifted the trophy in the Reddam 7s Rugby Tournament
Massive celebrations as the winning school lifted the trophy in the Reddam 7s Rugby Tournament

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