Who can enter:
Any amateur rugby player between the ages of 8 and 19.
Venue: Harlequin Rugby Club
1. Rugby balls in sizes 4 and 5 will be provided by the organizers for each of the two occasions.
2. Participants may only use rugby balls from the organizers.
3. Participants may use their own kicking cone. The cones to be used must be submitted to the organizers that day to approve them.
4. Participants may use sand to place the ball. Each participant must provide his own sand.
5. If a participant does not have his own kicking cone, a cone of another competitor can be borrowed or one provided by the organizers.
6. Participants may also request another participant to hold the top of the ball with one finger.
7. Participants may wear barefoot kicks or rugby union boots (with aluminum or rubber buttons) or running shoes. No boots, shoes, shoes with metal buttons or any other shoes are allowed.
1. Each participant may participate in both challenges.
2. The organizers have designated field marshals that will be responsible for orderly registration and administration, as well as ensuring that all rules are adhered to.
3. A participant is obliged at all times to comply with the instructions of officials at the event, as well as during registration.
4. A competitor must behave well and depict positive sportsmanship.
5. A participant will be withheld from any action directly or indirectly intended to affect other participants on the day of the event.
6. A competitor is obliged to place the rugby ball on the ground, sand or kicking cone and kick it to the poles, with the aim of performing a successful kick in the correct time frame.
7. A successful kick is considered a kick from the rugby ball that moves over the designated crossbar, between the two adjacent poles, without touching the ball to any person, the ground, object or obstacle. If the ball is kicked against the poles and then falls down over the crossbar, the kick is successful.
8. A competitor must perform the required kicks with the timings assigned and monitored by the organizers.
9. If a rugby ball falls off before the competitor takes his / her place to kick off, the competitor will be allowed to recover the rugby ball. The allowed time to kick the rugby ball will be restored.
10. If a rugby ball falls off while the competitor takes his / her place to kick, the competitor will be allowed to recover the rugby ball, but the allowed time to kick the ball will continue as normal.
11. The distance of a successful kick will be measured at ground level from the center point of the kick to the center of the relevant crossbar, as determined by the organizers.
12. A participant may only participate in one of the five most appropriate age groups as determined by the date of birth.
13. If a participant fails to comply with any of the rules applicable to the event, it may lead to disqualification of the participant.
14. Each participant, assisted by an authorized parent or guardian to register, or on whose behalf an authorized adult or guardian registers for the event, does so by his / her own free will.
15. A parent or guardian whose details are provided is recorded in the official online registration platform and confirms that he / she is authorized to register the participant, whose details are recorded in the registration form, and warrant that the information provided is correct.
16. A parent or guardian whose details are recorded in the official online registration level indemnifies the organizers and officers of all actions, legal actions, proceedings, claims, costs and expenses of whatever nature arising from injury or loss of whatever nature and for whatever reason in respect of the minor participant on whose behalf he / she is acting.
17. An adult participant whose details are recorded in the official online registration level confirms that he / she is properly authorized to register for the event and that the recorded details in the registration form are correct.
18. An adult participant, indemnifies the organizers, officers and administrators of all conduct, legal actions, proceedings, claims, costs and expenses of whatever nature, arising out of injuries or losses of whatever nature and for whatever reason also regarding his / her participation in the event.
19. The winner in an age group for each of the various challenges must have a valid original South African identity book or card, passport, official permit that entitles him / her to be in South Africa. The documentation must reflect the date of birth of a participant, or a certified copy of such document, which represents the information in a clearly legible format. The certified copy should not reflect a date of certification, by an identifiable Commissioner of Oaths or Notaries, which is longer than three (3) months, and must reflect the original signature and seal of the certifying person. No photocopies of previously original documentation will be allowed.
20. If the winner in any age group can not present the required identification documentation in the set format for each of the respective challenges, such participant will be disqualified and the next best performer with the required documentation will be announced as the winner.
21. All decisions made by the organizers and designated officers about a participant's participation and achievements, the identification of category winners and the awarding of prizes or trophies are final and not subject to any form of objection or appeal.
CHALLENGE CATEGORY RULES:
Kick to posts: There will be three (3) rounds per age group:
• Round 1: Participant must be successful with four (4) of six (6) kicks, over and between the two goal posts, which kicks must be taken for the predetermined positions, as indicated by the organizers.
• Round 2: Participants must be successful with five (5) of six (6) kicks, over and between the two goal posts, which kicks must be taken for the predetermined positions, as indicated by the organizers.
• Round 3: Best score from ten (10) successful kicks, over and between the two goal posts, wins. In the event of a draw, the highest-scoring players will participate in a kick-off round, with the kick-in sequence of the contestants being involuntarily determined by the organizers in an unbiased manner.
• Once the rugby ball is set, a participant has thirty (30) seconds to kick and the competitor will have thirty (30) seconds between consecutive kicks to be taken.
Longest kick: There will be two (2) rounds per age group:• Qualifying Round: A contestant is allowed to attempt three (3) attempts at the goal of pre-determined positions by the organizers for each of the five (5) age groups. Participants must be successful with one (1) kick to move to the final round.
• Final Round: Each participant has 5 attempts of whatever distance they choose. Once the rugby ball is set up, a competitor has thirty (30) seconds to kick.