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:
Acc no: 1276068652