Premier Interschools is a series of 12 matches, which will feature the highest profile and most traditional interschool rugby rivalries, from South Africa’s top rugby schools, broadcast live on SuperSport from April to August.
The Premier Interschools stories will further be captured in 12 magazine shows which will preview all the games and provide historical overviews of these traditional schools and highlight other academic, cultural and sporting achievements.
Commenting on Mutual & Federal signing up as the title sponsor, former Springbok Captain and Premier Interschools director, Tiaan Strauss said: ‘It is a privilege for Premier Interschools that Mutual & Federal, as one of the oldest companies in South Africa, has joined as a sponsor. Premier Interschools is all about the traditions and heritage of the participating schools and that goes hand in hand with a brand like Mutual &Federal.’
Strauss continued: ‘I would further like to thank Cell C and G4S for coming on board as associate sponsors to make Premier Interschools a great success. I am very proud to be involved with Premier Interschools as I experienced some of my most memorable and passionate moments during my school rugby career, and Premier Interschools would like to bring such special moments to the public by broadcasting these games.’
Mutual & Federal executive: Brand, Customer and Transformation, Vuyo Lee, said it was an easy decision to sponsor the series as schoolboy rugby formed a vital cog in the development of future Springboks Lee said: ‘The Premier Interschools series embodies the proud heritage of rugby in South Africa while also providing a platform to nurture future rugby heroes. These principles resonate with the Mutual & Federal brand and our proud heritage which dates back over 180 years.’