Tony Stoops Festival

In the mid-2000s Stokkies Truter (then Sports Organizer at HS Bosmansdam) and Tony Stoops combined their resources to present, for two years, the Pat Ambrose Festival, named after a much-loved governing body member whose legendary generosity made him an outstanding member of the Bothasig community.

In 2007 Stokkies suggested that himself and Tony get together again to start a new - and hopefully - more permanent festival. And so, in 2008 the first Tony Stoops Rugby Festival, comprising just eight teams, took place at HS President.  It was such fun we decided to expand our net.  2009 saw with ten teams attend, 2010 brought us 24, which became 34 in 2011 and, believe it or not, 42 in 2012!