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2017 National Representative Teams

After the first Provincial Cup for 2017 we would like to announce the Men’s as well as U19 National representative Paintball teams.
This year the Men’s team consists out of upcoming players that have proved to us that they have what it takes to help grow the sport. Thank you to the provincial co-ordinators, managers and coaches assisting us in finalizing the teams.
Mens Team:
Johan Smit (GP)
Adam Stevenson (WC)
Bobby Walmsley (EC)
Brian Errol Dolphin (EC)
Jason Kelly Blignaut (EC)
Ricardo Ribeiro (GP)
Jason Joffin (WC)
Daniel Zinner (WC)
Dean Strydom (EC)
Darryn Peplar (GP)
Ashley Glen Bolton (GP)
Mark G Gerber (GP)
National Mens Team Manager: Gerard Basson
National Mens Team Coach: TBC
Total remaining cost to send the Men’s team over for 2017 to the Paintball World Cup in London from 30 June – 2 July is estimated at around R300,000.
U19 Team:
John-Henri Jansen van Rensburg(GP)
Duncan Perold (GP)
Jonty Rufus (GP)
Ross Cuyler (WC)
Tristan Van der Merwe (GP)
Matthew van Blerk (GP)
Daryn Steytler (WC)
Calvin Sides (WC)
Duan Broodryk (GP)
National U19 Team Coach: Eugene Jansen van Rensburg
National Team Organiser: Paul Grobler
Total remaining cost to send the U19 team over for 2017 to the Paintball World Cup in Paris from 15-17 September is estimated at around R165,000.
To be considered for the national representative team the following criteria applies:
1. You need to actively compete in 5-man speedball in South Africa at SANPA approved tournaments.
2. You need to be a SA citizen or stay in South Africa on a valid permit (other than a holiday visa).
3. You need to be selected for a provincial team
4. You need to show dedication and commitment to improve yourself and help to grow the sport and be a team player that can work with others.
5. You need be an ambassador for our country in this sport and what we stand for.
We would like to thank GI Sportz Paintball / Blades and Triggers coming on board as the Official Paintball Sponsor for both National representative Paintball teams during 2017 and helping these players to give their best at the Paintball World Cup.
If you or your business would like to support our two national teams, please make sure to contact Paul Grobler (paul (at) to see how you or your business can get involved in helping these teams bring back the Paintball World Cup to South Africa
Wishing all these players the best in preparing for the Paintball World Cup.
Look out for more updates regarding our national teams over the next few weeks.


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