Honouring the Spirit of DHL Newlands

This Saturday would have been the Springboks’ first home Test since being crowned world champions in November last year, while it’s also the very last international to be played at the iconic DHL Newlands stadium. The COVID-19 pandemic, though, has sadly seen the Test being put on hold.

But thanks to BrightRock’s vision a few legends and some of the DHL Stormers’ finest players will set DHL Newlands alight in tribute by lighting braais on the field to remember the magical moments that have lit up the stadium for 130 years.

Treble is proud to be part of this great event at a rugby ground that’s close to our hearts and it’s fitting that our expertise was called upon to manage the event with the DHL Stormers bringing their fire to DHL Newlands in a special live-streamed broadcast.

Treble MD, Kyle Nel, applauds BrightRock for creating a silver lining and is excited as the COVID-19 pandemic has given sports fans very little to cheer about. “We are privileged to have been asked by BrightRock to work with them to conceptualise and deliver this very special live broadcast from DHL Newlands on Saturday.

‘The grand old lady of rugby stadiums is close to all of our teams’ hearts, and as a collective, to be able to light up a fire for DHL Newlands on this day is very special,” Nel added. “I am so looking forward to the rugby legends and current heroes interacting with their passionate supporters. – I hope you will all join us online and enjoy the fun-filled live stream.”

In true South African spirit, combining our nation’s passion for rugby and braais, BrightRock is giving fans the chance to be there at DHL Newlands – from their homes.

It’s Test match Saturday in COVID times, so join us from your home on the day as we pay tribute to the faithful fans, DHL WP and DHL Stormers teams, players and magic moments over the years that have made DHL Newlands such a special place for so many people.

The world has embraced enormous change over the past few months, learning to connect with others in new ways thanks to technology. According to BrightRock Executive Director, Suzanne Stevens, some of these changes provided the inspiration for the livestream and a different way for South Africans to celebrate DHL Newlands and its iconic place in international rugby lore.

“DHL Newlands is as much a part of our DNA as rugby and braaivleis. At BrightRock, our philosophy is to Love Change – to embrace the opportunities that change brings to try new things. We’re excited to have the opportunity to put this thinking into practice to create an exciting new way for fans to honour and celebrate DHL Newlands.”

Fans are invited to join in, by lighting up their braai fires at home; and then sending in their most memorable DHL Newlands moments and their Saturday family braai day pics on 4 July. These pictures will be shared that same Saturday afternoon on the DHL Newlands stadium screen via YouTube LIVE, giving fans the opportunity to be in the stadium from home.

So right now book your 5pm seat … light up a fire and get online! For more details click here