Bayhill Premier Cup 2020 Launch and Draw
Date published: 12 March 2020 by Bayhill Premier Cup
The Bayhill Premier Cup Organising committee and Executive of the Bayhill Football Club, wish to thank everyone who made the time to attend another successful Premier Cup launch event.
The 2020 edition of the Premier Cup promises to be bigger and better than ever before. We look forward to seeing you at the tournament proper from 8 – 13 April 2020.
Details of the launch event:
The Keynote address by Cllr. Anthony Moses – City of Cape Town reassured the football fraternity and members of the public that sport is a key driver and focus area for the city, and they will do all they can to keep sport alive in the province. Furthermore, Cllr. Anthony Moses applauded the efforts of the Bayhill Premier Cup LOC for their perseverance and continued world class organisation of the event, even without a title sponsor. The collective efforts of the current sponsors and partners Rylurx IT, Laurus Sports, Score Energy Drink and of course the City of Cape Town will maintain the tournament as the flagship event for the Province, Country and also the African continent. "Don't kill the game!" - We must do everything we can to ensure that we continue playing sport.
Mr Bennet Bailey – President of SAFA Cape Town and NEC Member encouraged players to prepare well for what will certainly be a life-changing experience and opportunity. Cape Town needs to produce more talent for the National teams and the Bayhill Premier Cup is where most of these players are selected. Teams from outside of the province like Pretoria and Johannesburg have had a strong hold on the competition over the last few years. Local players were encouraged to fight for the title and keep the trophy in the Western Cape.
Players were also addressed by Mr Calvin Marlin – Head Coach of Ajax Cape Town. Marlin emphasised the importance of the Premier Cup for football in South Africa. He advised participating players that this is an opportunity of a life time and they should not take it lightly. Looking back at his football career, he recalls having met countless players who kick started their professional careers through the Bayhill Premier Cup. According to Marlin, most players who go on to play professionally in South Africa and abroad, would have come through the tournament.