SANPA U19 National Representative Team

In 3 weeks time the SANPA U19 national representative team will be landing in Paris, France to compete at the U19 Paintball World Cup that will take place in conjunction with the Millennium Paintball World Cup in Chantilly, Paris from 16-18 September 2016.

Our U19 squad has been putting in a lot of time preparing for the event and we are excited to see them perform at a international event.  We wishing them all the best and we know they will make us proud.

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If you would like to support the team financially to assist with the various expenses please make your contribution to:

SANPA U19
Capitec 470010
Acc no: 1276068652

Ref: WCU19

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SANPA U19 National Team

This year will see the FIRST SANPA national U19 representative team competing in the U19 Paintball World Cup 2016 that will take place from 16-18 September in Chantilly, Paris, France.
During 2013 we send the first ever SA national representative men’s team to compete in the Paintball World Cup at the Millennium Paintball World Cup in Chantilly, Paris where we took a 13th place out of around 24 countries competing. Last year the men’s team cooked up a storm and turned heads internationally with a well deserved 4th place in the Paintball World Cup that took place at the World Cup Asia in Langkawi, Malaysia.  This year we will send our U19 squad to showcase our young and upcoming talent from South Africa.
Try-outs took place during the beginning of the year in various provinces, and after the first SANPA Provincial Cup that took place at the Cape Argus Sportshow, as well as looking at overall performance of players the following players currently confirmed that they will be part of the national U19 team for 2016.
  • John-Henri Jansen van Rensburg (Gauteng)
  • Tristan van der Merwe (Gauteng)
  • Duncan Perold (Gauteng)
  • Matthew van Blerk (Gauteng)
  • Duan Broodryk (Gauteng)
  • Adam Stevenson (Western Cape)
  • Ross Cuyler (Western Cape)
  • Franco Filippi (Western Cape)
  • Jason Joffin (Western Cape)
  • Daryn Steytler (Western Cape)
  • Dean Strydom (Eastern Cape)
These players are from various club teams in their respective provinces, but have shown the dedication, commitment and skills we are looking for to represent us at the U19 Paintball World Cup.
During the week from 10-17 July the players will be attending a preparation camp in Gauteng where they will be practicing against top teams/players as well as doing various skills/drills during the week.  The SANPA National U19 coach, Eugene Jansen van Rensburg will assist the team and players to help get the best out of the squad for the event.
A BIG thank you to PeopleSyncSA for looking after the U19 psychological wellness building up to and during the U19 Paintball World Cup as well as sponsoring part of the transport for the team in Paris.
If you or your company want to assist the team and contribute towards the SANPA U19 team expenses or assist in any way that can benefit the team before or during the World Cup, please contact Paul Grobler.
Financial contributions can also be made directly into the SANPA U19 team account:
SANPA U19
Capitec (470010)
Acc no: 1276068652
ref: WCU19
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SANPA national mens representative team 2016

This year will see the SANPA national mens representative team competing in the Mens Paintball World Cup 2016 that will take place from 1-3 July in London, Europe.
During 2013 we send the first ever SA national representative team to compete in the Paintball World Cup at the Millennium Paintball World Cup in Chantilly, Paris where we took a 13th place out of around 24 countries competing. Last year the team cooked up a storm and turned heads internationally with a well deserved 4th place in the Paintball World Cup that took place at the World Cup Asia in Langkawi, Malaysia.  This year will we no different as we go back for the gold.
Try-outs took place during the beginning of the year in various provinces and after the first SANPA Provincial Cup that took place at the Cape Argus Sportshow, as well as looking at overall performance of players we would like to congratulate the following 12 players for being selected as part of the representative national mens team for 2016.
Congratulations to:
George Hunter (Gauteng)
Dane Carfoot (Gauteng)
Yashin Naran (Gauteng)
Thabo Raphiri (Gauteng)
AJ Pantone (Gauteng)
Jared Yeo (Gauteng)
Johan Smit (Gauteng)
Rob De Vries (Gauteng)
Louis Koch (Gauteng)
Ernst Streicher (Gauteng)
Julian Albert (Western Cape)
Jarrod Cole-Edwardes (Gauteng)
These players are from various club teams in their respective provinces, but have shown the dedication, commitment and skill we are looking for to represent us at the Mens Paintball World Cup.
We will be assisting the team in finding sponsorship as well as fundraising initiatives to help raise funds to all of them to attend this amazing opportunity.
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SANPA National Representative U19 team

This year will see the first SANPA U19 national representative team competing in the U19 Paintball World Cup 2016 that will take place from 16-18 September in Chantilly, Paris.
 
Try-outs took place during the beginning of the year in various provinces and after the first SANPA Provincial Cup that took place at the Cape Argus Sportshow, as well as looking at overall performance of players we would like to congratulate the following 12 players for being selected as part of the representative national U19 team for 2016.
 
Congratulations to:
Tristan Birch (Gauteng)
Jonathan Rufus (Gauteng)
John-Henri Jansen van Rensburg (Gauteng)
Tristan van der Merwe (Gauteng)
Duncan Perold – (Gauteng)
Matthew van Blerk (Gauteng)
Ross Cuyler (Western Cape)
Jason Joffin (Western Cape)
Franco Filippi (Western Cape)
Adam Stevenson (Western Cape)
Duan Broodryk (Gauteng)
Daryn Steytler (Western Cape)
These players are from various club teams in their respective provinces, but have shown the dedication, commitment and skill we are looking for to represent us at the U19 Paintball World Cup.
We would also like to congratulate and welcome Eugene Jansen van Rensburg as the selected coach for the U19 national team and we believe he has the skills and commitment to assist this team and reaching their potential and making us proud.
 
We will be assisting the team in finding sponsorship as well as fundraising initiatives to help raise funds to all of them to attend this amazing opportunity.

 

SANPA Provincial Cup 20 March 2016

It was an exciting day of speedball taking place at the Cape Argus Sportshow on 20 March 2016 where the first ever SANPA Provincial Cup was held with teams from Gauteng, the Western Cape, Eastern Cape as well as Kwa-Zulu Natal.

We saw our new and upcoming young players from Gauteng and the Western Cape U19 teams taking to the field first after which the Gauteng and Western Cape mens teams took the field.  We saw extremely fast paced games, with lots of action and entertainment for spectators to watch throughout the day.

Teams that competed at the first provincial cup:

  • Gauteng Golden Knights Mens / U19
  • Western Cape Mens / U19
  • Eastern Cape Mens
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal Mambas Mens

Players competed in a 10 minute game where they had to score as many points as possible by eliminating players from opposing team and hitting the buzzer and the opposing teams start station.  A team that had a 4 point lead would automatically win even if there was still  time left on the clock.

The Gauteng Golden Knights Men’s team was undefeated the whole day with a 4-0 score straight into the finals.

Both U19 teams performed exceptionally well and gave the majority of the men’s team a run for their money.

We would like to congratulate both the Gauteng Golden Knights Mens as well as U19 teams with their victory in the first ever Provincial Cup for 2016.

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Photo Credit: Ross Cochrane

Provincial Cup 2016

SANPA is excited to announce that in conjunction with the SARPL (South African Regional Paintball League)​ and the African Paintball Federation – AFPBF​ we will host our first Provincial Cup event from 2016.

There will be 4 categories in line with the Paintball World Cup
U19, Mens, Womens and Veterans (40+).

The focus is placed here on the player that would like to achieve more and become the best in the sport they love.

  1. Players will go through a similar selection process as for the SA representative team, but on a provincial level
  2. There will be try-outs in each province for players to be selected by a provincial selection committee.
  3. Selected players will then compete as a team representing their province in the Provincial Cup to see which province comes out at top.
  4. These events will take place during official SARPL 5-man Events in Gauteng or the Western Cape at this stage.
  5. Players from the provincial teams will automatically be invited to be part of the try-outs for the SA representative team.
  6. Provinces that currently don’t have any speedball tournaments in their area can still put a provincial team together if they have enough players to represent their province.
  7. A player must be a SANPA or SARPL member to go for the try-outs.

More information regarding try-outs, game format, number of players and the selection process to follow.

If you would like to show us what you got and would like to go for the try-outs in your province, please contact the relevant co-ordinator below.

Provincial Co-Ordinators

  • Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo – Vanessa Schmidt – gauteng@sanpa.co.za
  • Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape – Jaco Booysen – westerncape@sanpa.co.za
  • Free State – Jano Myburgh – freestate@sanpa.co.za
  • KZN – Andre Smith – kzn@sanpa.co.za

SA representative team at Paintball World Cup 2015

Our SANPA SA representative paintball team competed at the Paintball World Cup Asia 2015 in both the Nations Cup as well as Division 1.

They arrived at the island of Langkawi in Malaysia on Tuesday 27 October and will be returning to South Africa on Tuesday 3 November.

The Opening Ceremony was held on Thursday 29 Oct with dignitaries from Malaysia and the various paintball federations attending – http://livestream.com/accounts/15088452/OPENINGCEREMONY

On Friday the team opened the nation cup field and unfortunately lost their first match 4:2 against a very strong team USA.  After this they pulled it together with a strong victory of 4:2 against Team Malaysia.

On Saturday 31 Oct the team smashed New Zealand with a 4:0 victory and had an intense game against India where they were 1:3 behind and pulled it back with a few seconds left on the clock to take a 4:3 victory.  They made it to the quarter finals and will be competing against Austria at 13:30 (7:30am SA time) on Sunday 1 Nov.

On Sunday 1 November the team took on Austria in a nail biting quarter final game that turned in our favor with a 3:2 win.

We then had to take on Team USA again in the semi finals and this team played a strong game, but team USA was stronger and won 2:1.

We then had to battle it out with Team Belgium for 3rd and 4th and unfortunately lost this game 4:0 giving us a 4th place overall in the 2015 Paintball World Cup which is a huge improvement over our previous 13th placement at the Paintball World Cup 2013 that was held in Chantilly, Paris.

Team USA was the overall winners, with France taking a second and Belgium a 3rd place and Team SA 4th.

We are extremely proud of the team and their achievements and looking forward to welcoming them back in South Africa!

Livestream games:

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Photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1221762404504429.1073741831.494364730577537&type=3

In Division 1 the team are also doing exceptionally well under the club name Reaper/All Stars and also made it to the play-offs taking place on Sunday

Division 1 Games: 

  • Reaper All Stars vs Datis (Ocho Finals) – http://livestream.com/accounts/15088452/LIVEDAY3/videos/103435070 / http://livestream.com/accounts/15088452/LIVEDAY3/videos/103436187
  • Reaper All Stars vs Cobra Kai (Quarter Finals) – http://livestream.com/accounts/15088452/LIVEDAY3/videos/103446040 (48 minutes into the feed)

Reaper All Stars unfortunately got knocked out in the quarter finals against Cobra Kai who ultimately ended second in Division 1 at the tournament with Aisawan taking a 1st.

Reaper All Star placed 8th overall in Division 1.

Congratulations to the team for this great performance as well.

Division 1 live score updates – http://www.paintball-players.org/scores/L219/E4155/scores/s255_c9.html

Final Standings at the event: http://www.paintball-players.org/scores/L219/E4155/rankings.html

A big thank you to all the individuals and businesses that assisted with the paint the team needed for this tournament. Although we have not covered all the cost yet we will keep on fundraising to recover the cost.

Thank you to the individuals that fronted the money for the paint that the team could keep on competing.

A special thank you to the following companies:

  1. Business Flight Centre
  2. Printegration
  3. The Woods Paintball Field

SA representative team at Paintball World Cup 2015

The SA representative team, staff and crew departed on Monday 26 October to compete in the Paintball World Cup 2015 that is being held at the Mashuri Hall, Langkawi, Malaysia.

On arrival the team received their new kit for the event.

The team will have the privilege to open the Paintball World Cup against USA on Fri 29 Oct at 12pm (6am local time) and then again at 4:30pm (10:30am local time) against Malaysia.

Saturday 30 Oct the team will be playing at 1:30pm (7:30am local time) against New Zealand and again at 6:10pm (12:10pm local time) against India

Let us support our team via the free live webcast – https://livestream.com/accounts/15088452

Bring it home boys!

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PAINTBALL WORLD CUP 2016

During 2016 The South African National Paintball Association (SANPA), in conjunction with the AFPBF and the SARPL, our national speedball league, will be sending both a U19 as well as a SA representative team to compete in the Paintball World Cup 2016 event in Europe.

2016 player criteria will be as follow:

  1. U19 players must have their birth year between 1997-2000 (or younger)
  2. Players must complete a SANPA personal skills assessment at a SANPA approved speedball field.
  3. Players must be a registered 2016 season player of the SARPL. Season fees include SANPA membership
  4. Players must attend the invitation try-outs for the respected category (U19 or SA Representative team)

A selection board will be put together which will include SANPA staff, SA team coaches, SANPA head-ref as well as any key person(s) who is deemed necessary for the selection board in assisting with a fair and professional selection process.

The selection board will take a players skill level/experience (SARPL ranking), SANPA personal skills assessment for 2016 as well as how the player functions together in the team observed during SARPL events (scouting) and invitational try-outs into consideration when deciding on the final list of candidates for the respective teams.

Dedication to the sport and professional sportsmanship and player conduct will also be key factors in making a final decision, as a player will be an ambassador for the sport and our country.

Please note the following:

  • Players must be available to travel on the dates for the tournament – once announced. Letters for school/work will be available.
  • Must have a valid passport and visa to travel
  • Players under 18 will require the relevant permissions and documentations as per current SA travel
  • regulations (unabridged birth certificate and affidavit to travel with a guardian)
  • Player Contribution – which might include airfare, accommodation, insurance, meals and official clothing (depending on sponsorships)
  • Own spending money

Here is your opportunity to shine and to show the world your paintball skills?

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SA Team needs your help!

Calling all Paintballers and Supporters!!!!

We need your help

As you are aware the SANPA SA representative team will be departing on 26 October 2015 to compete in the bi-annual Paintball World Cup that will be hosted at World Cup Asia in Langkawi, Malaysia from 29 October to 1 November. Here they will be competing against other countries representative teams from around the world.

The selected players have already each contributed a lot of money to go and due to unforeseen circumstances our paintball sponsor did not happen as originally anticipated.

We need your help to raise the necessary funds to buy the paintballs for the team at World Cup Asia (currently around R800 per box for the cheapest paint available).

Our goal is R80,000 which we need to raise before Monday 26 October 2015 to make sure the team has enough funds to cover 100 boxes of paintballs to compete. We realize this is a lot of money, but we are sure there are at least 800 players/supporters out there that will be willing to each contribute R100 towards the teams success.

If you are a player and/or supporter of this amazing sport and would like to see the SA Team playing their hearts out for us on the free live webcast and stand tall as a proud supporter of our SA team representing our country we would like to ask for your help in contributing towards their success at the event.

SANPA/MIX-FM Challenge

SA National Team Interview Greg/Jonty on Mix 93.8FM – 14 October 2015

SA National Team Interview on Mix 93.8FM – 9 October 2015

Any business who contribute R5000 or more will receive a SANPA contribution certificate as well as SA team photo.

The business who contributes the most will receive a SA team team jersey signed by the SA speedball team and will have the opportunity to play against the Mix FM team at Paintball Super Cup​ 2015 and also receiving branding opportunities at the largest yearly speedball tournament in Africa.

We have created the following easy payment options (EFT/Credit Card/Bitcoin):

R100 Contribution Pay

R200 Contribution Pay

R500 Contribution Pay

R1000 Contribution Pay

R5000 Contribution Pay

Any other contribution amount is also welcome and can be made directly to:
SARPL
FNB Cradlestone (250655)
Acc no: 62463655004

Ref: SA Team Support

For any special requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We thank you in advance for your support.

Goal: R80,000

26 October 2015 – Contributions received: R23,400

Still needed: R56,600

Business Commitments Received:

  1. Business Flight Centre
  2. Printegration