SA Rugby Legends Raise Funds For Bertie Junior School In Stilbaai

The SA RUGBY LEGENDS enjoyed a fun-filled weekend in the Western Cape coastal town of Stilbaai on the 24th and 25th February, helping to raise funds for new goal posts for the Bertie Barnard Junior School.

The weekend kicked off with a rugby clinic at the school with a small, but enthusiastic group of young players who listened attentively to the advice and skills shared by former Springboks Stefan Terblanche, Pieter Muller, Rob Louw and McNeil Hendricks. Also assisting were former WP and SWD stalwarts Johan Kapp and Darryl Coeries, as well as former Free State hooker, Noel Olivier, who was part of the 1976 team who won the Free State’s first ever Currie Cup title.

On the Friday evening a fund raising dinner was held at the Stilbaai Community Hall. The MC for the evening was Gertjie Odendaal with various items, including rugby memorabilia, up for auction.

The Legends were joined for the evening by former Springbok Captain and 2007 Rugby World Cup winner Johann Muller, now based in Mossel Bay, former Bok wing Gert Muller and former Sharks, SWD Eagles and Stormer’s centre Gavin Hume. Renowned author of the book From Locker Room to Board Room, who was also a member of Free State Currie Cup wining team of 1976, Ross van Reenen, came to support the event too.

On the Saturday morning the Legends took part in a 9 hole golf day at the Stilbaai Golf Club, saving their energy for the wine auction later that evening at the Kleinbergskloof Wine Estate.

A total of R96 000 was raised at both events, going towards the school’s goal posts fund.

A huge thanks to all the Legends who travelled from far and wide to give of their time over the weekend, it made a big impact on the small community of Stilbaai.


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