The EP Kings showed their softer side when they ran out against the SWD Eagles on Friday night – in pink rugby jerseys.

The team put on a powerful display to mark the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October is traditionally devoted to raising awareness of the disease and pink is the colour symbolically associated with the cause.

The EP Rugby executive, led by CEO Anele Pamba, decided that joining the fight against cancer would help the organisation play a more positive role in the community.

“The members of EP Rugby are looking forward to getting involved,” said public relations and marketing officer Sakhi Gqeba.
“But more than that, we want to ensure that the community plays its part. It’s not only about supporting the EP Kings, but also about fighting the disease. Cancer affects a lot of people.”

He called on all Nelson Mandela Bay residents, not just rugby-loving EP Kings fans, to support cancer awareness initiatives throughout October.
The pink EP Kings jerseys are the product of months of planning. EP Rugby will be donating five jerseys, autographed by the players, to a handful of cancer-related organisations for their own fundraising efforts.

EP Rugby will also be supporting one of the highlights of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the Nashua Largest Ever Bikini Photo Shoot at their home ground, the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, on October 23.

To break the existing Guinness World Record, organisers need more than 2 000 women of all ages and sizes to participate. Proceeds from the event will go to the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa).

“For cancer survivors to get involved is particularly important,” said Cansa regional project facilitator Joan Duarte. “It gives patients hope if they see there are survivors out there.”

“We think there’s a great ethos behind the event,” said Gqeba. “It’s a fun way for people to gain awareness of the disease and get excited about other events during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

EP Rugby’s involvement will not be limited to October’s initiatives. The organisation has a long-term vision to adopt the broader cause of combating cancer in all its forms.

“We’ll sit down with the players next week and plan the way forward for getting involved with more cancer-related drives,” Gqeba said.

For more info on the Nashua Largest Ever Bikini Photo Shoot, phone Laurence on 084 507 3175, e-mail or visit

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