Insane travel costs for EP Youth Week 2024 players

UPDATE: EP has slashed prices per player for the youth weeks.
Grant Khomo Week was R11647, now R7356 – a saving of R4291 (37%)
Academy Week was R16446, now R14210 – a saving of R2237 (14%)
Craven Week has also been reduced in cost.

These Eastern Province Youth Week package costs for u18 Craven Week, u18 Academy Week and u16 Grant Khomo Week 2024 will shock you. If you put it into context there is a very respectable high school in PE with an annual school fees of R35000 per annum and another in Kariega with an annual school fees of R21000 per annum. Add to it that parents and schools were only made aware of it recently.

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  1. avatar
    #18 Smallies

    @beet (Comment #17)
    It always is …

    30 May, 2024 at 10:53
  2. avatar
    #17 beet

    Big issue in EP seems to be no sponsor

    29 May, 2024 at 20:24
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    #16 beet

    SWD players are being charged R7500 irrespective of which week they attend

    29 May, 2024 at 20:24
  4. avatar
    #15 Kantman

    @RuggaFreak (Comment #14)
    EP playing in PE?

    29 May, 2024 at 11:56
  5. avatar
    #14 RuggaFreak

    @Kantman (Comment #1)
    What’s the issue there? Asking out of curiosity

    29 May, 2024 at 11:16
  6. avatar
    #13 Smallies

    @Warrior89 (Comment #12)
    I guess this is what happens when you pissoff the main sponser of your youth weeks…you dont take responsibility you just shift it on to the parents….

    28 May, 2024 at 19:42
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    #12 Warrior89

    @Ystervark (Comment #8)
    Limpopo Blue Bulls is the following: Cravenweek +- R11 000 ; Grant Khomo +- R12500

    28 May, 2024 at 19:37
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    #11 jules


    Most players are on burseries so the school will have to cough up for them i quess.
    28 May, 2024 at 17:53
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    #10 Smallies

    @jules (Comment #9)
    Why expect from the boys to subsidise officials acreditation

    28 May, 2024 at 14:04
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    #9 jules


    So how many people in mangement team?and whom are paying for them? Looks like the kids are subsidicingbthem looking at the cloting cost R2000 difference from craven week to grandcomo same tracksuit and jersey supplier.
    28 May, 2024 at 13:28
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    #8 Ystervark

    @warriors7 (Comment #7)
    SWD is apparently R7500 per player

    28 May, 2024 at 13:04
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    #7 warriors7

    That is a lot of money on short notice. Hopefully some businesses can pitch in to help the boys out. Is this the case for the other provinces as well ?

    28 May, 2024 at 10:57
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    #6 Snelvuur

    A few line items are just completely ridiculous. R400 per person for two meals in transit? Jy kan ‘n lekker Wimpy burger en Coke vir heelwat onder R200 per ete kry. As jy ‘n all day breakfast inryg is dit nog goedkoper. Why are the players paying for the accreditation of the bus drivers? Why are their off-day allowances the same as the costs of a single meal on other days? Nearly R3500 for team photos is quite exorbitant.

    28 May, 2024 at 06:39
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    #5 Smallies

    @Warrior89 (Comment #4)
    And if the parents simply do not have the money …this is what pisses me off about SARU they host the event take all the credit for “developing”youth rugby that should actually go to the schools ,they want to prescribe wich boys to pick but hell when it comes to paying ….fluck you your on your own

    28 May, 2024 at 06:11
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    #4 Warrior89

    @Smallies (Comment #3)
    I think in Limpopo, if a player can’t pay the bill falls onto the school and the school must pay and then get the money from the parents

    28 May, 2024 at 06:07
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    #3 Smallies

    So my question is this, kids whos parents cant afford this ,who picks up the bill and if someone picks ip that bill what is the criteria for them to pay said boys costs?

    28 May, 2024 at 05:41
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    #2 Pamos

    Unbelievable. Literally a copy and paste. The poor coaches do not get paid for this either so someone is making loads of money.

    28 May, 2024 at 02:31
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    #1 Kantman

    So many questions. Let’s start with GK is hosted by Grey High …

    27 May, 2024 at 22:02

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