WALMER's rugby community can look forward to a host of sporting activities when the Wales and Wallabies Rugby Clubs honour 20 sports stars of yesteryear at Walmer High School next weekend.
The four-day long event, which will run from September 21-24, will recognise sportsmen and women from Walmer who have contributed to raising the profile of sport in the township.While a number of sports will be played, the main focus will be on rugby.
The sportsmen being honoured will include boxers, rugby players, athletes, bodybuilders, cyclists and golfers, and this will take place at the Legends award ceremony on the opening day of the event.
Organiser Makhaya Jack said the ceremony was a new initiative for the Walmer area.
"The ceremony is the start of correcting mistakes of the past, of honouring our legends," Jack said.
"We are on course to erect a memorial plaque of the heroes as a heritage site and tourist attraction and to preserve our heritage in Walmer."
Among those to be acknowledged are the Watson family – Gavin, Valence, Ronnie and EP Rugby Union president Cheeky for their involvement in promoting non-racial sport.
Other sports greats to be honoured are the late Michael Scout (athletics), the late Walter Meleni (bodybuilding), Kholikile Masiza and Tsitsi Sokutu (boxing), Victor Tembani (cycling), the late Xolile Mkata, Vuyisile Cekisa, Peter Zingela, the late Precious Makwabe, Cosmic Makwabe and Solly Dondashe (golf), the late Gilman Noqoli, the late Xolile Mkata, the late Thembekile Peter, Ntonga Singita, Archie Mkele, Makhaya Jack and Xolile Nojoko (rugby).