PE gears up for Sevens arrival

December 2, 2013
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85791e4c30f64b31846ff486d52fb824The Springbok Sevens and the other 15 international teams participating in this weekend’s Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens will arrive at the Port Elizabeth International Airport on Monday evening at approximately 20:30.

The 16 teams will arrive on two flights from Johannesburg, with the second flight expected at approximately 21h00. There will be brief visual and interview opportunities at the airport and media are requested to take up their positions inside the arrivals hall by no later than 20h00.

All 16 captains of the participating teams will attend the International Captains Signing Session on Tuesday, 3 December between 13h00 – 14h00 at the Maurice Levin Court in the Green Acres Shopping Centre.

On Wednesday, Port Elizabeth supporters will be able to meet the entire Springbok Sevens squad during a signing session from 14h00 – 15h00 at the Woolworths Court in the Walmer Park Mall.

South Africa will be training daily on the B-field of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. All training sessions are open to media, except for the Captain’s Run on Friday, which will be open only for the first 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, Bokkie will also be in Port Elizabeth this week in the build up to the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament over the weekend.

Bokkie, who is widely regarded as South Africa’s favourite mascot, will be in attendance at various tournament promotions this week as the excitement builds toward Round 3 of the HSBC Sevens World Series taking place on 7 – 8 December at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Media and rugby supporters are welcome to photograph the popular mascot during his various promotional activities.

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