To mark this past weekend’s URC victory, the DHL Stormers will be celebrating their 18-13 victory against the Blue Bulls this past weekend with an open-top bus parade on Friday, 24 June.
The parade will start at Grand Parade at 10:30 am and the champions will take the United Rugby Championship trophy to the streets of the Mother City. From Grand Parade the bus will turn onto Adderley Street and along Wale Street before going down Long Street and Loop Street before heading along Somerset Road to DHL Stadium.
Facilitated by the City of Cape Town, the parade aims to give the team a chance to connect with their supporters and Capetonians at large and celebrate this incredible season for the team. Members of the public will also get an opportunity to take pictures with the trophy at the DHL today, Wednesday 22 June. While the players will not be at the stadium today due to nine players still in camp with the Springboks, the whole squad will be on the tour through the city on Friday.
The City’s executive mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis, captain Steven Kitshoff and Head Coach John Dobson will all address the crowd outside City Hall before the players take the trophy on the open-top bus parade. “We have really felt the love of our supporters and the greater community this season and it will be fantastic for the players to say thank you to them in this way,” said Dobson.
Hill-Lewis said it is an honour to celebrate the team after what they have achieved.”It’s wonderful to be hosting the DHL Stormers for their victory parade on Friday and I’m looking forward to seeing all of Cape Town come out and show their support for our champions!” he said.
Picture: Cape Town etc gallery