South African hotels, gaming and entertainment company Tsogo Sun has extended its sponsorship of Western Province (WP) Rugby.

The deal sees Tsogo continue as the official hotel and casino partner of WP Rugby and the DHL WP representative teams, including Super Rugby outfit the DHL Stormers.

The extension sees two additional properties from company’s gaming arm join the sponsorship: The Caledon Casino, Hotel and Spa in the Overberg region and Mykonos Casino on the Cape West coast. Additionally, Tsogo will provide sports bursaries for promising youth players from the two regions.

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Tsogo Sun’s group sales director, Neil Fraser, said: “This new contract with WP Rugby is an example of Tsogo Sun’s ongoing commitment to investing in and developing South African rugby. We look forward to playing a significant role in unearthing new rugby talent in the Cape West Coast and Overberg regions, and accommodating all the WP teams and officials at our various hotels across the country.”

DHL Stormers captain Jean de Villiers added: “Over the years, my rugby commitments have seen me spend a lot of time in Tsogo Sun Hotels across the country. When you travel, as a player, it’s always nice to know that when you stay at any Tsogo Sun Hotel you don’t have to worry about anything away from the game – all your needs are taken care of.”

Source: Sponsorship, Rugby, Africa – By Ian McPherson