Eastbourne’s Fantastic Welcome for the Springboks!


SA Heyneke MeyerThousand’s turned out to welcome the fantastic South African Rugby Team at the Winter Gardens in Eastbourne on Sunday 13th September.

The audience whooped and clapped with mounting excitement in a most un-English way as the team collected their caps and medals!

Excellent speeches were delivered by all including Coach Heyneke Meyer (right) and Captain Jean de Villiers – see video link below:

Eastbourne’s residents, including many Chamber Members, took the team to their hearts and hope to see the perfect final in six weeks time – England vs.  South Africa.

“It’s great that the Springboks have chosen Eastbourne as their base and are training at the world class facilities here in the University of Brighton and Eastbourne College – both long standing Chamber Members” said Chamber CEO Christina Ewbank “we are delighted to welcome them to our lovely town and hope the September sun will shine on them while they are here.”


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