STRUCTURE

FOUNDATION DATE:

Rugby was played in the Northern Natal geographical area (Volksrust, Utrecht, Vryheid, Glencoe, Dundee, Newcastle, Dannhauser, Ladysmith, Colenso Winterton, Bergville and Weenen) since April 1881.

Traditionally Northern Natal Rugby players were included in the provincial rugby teams of the Natal Rugby Union. The Northern Districts Sub Union team and the Natal Country Districts team of the Natal Rugby Union provided players from the Northern Natal area with provincial rugby opportunities until 1973.

During 1973 and 1974 the Northern Natal Rugby team played a number of friendly fixtures as part of a trial period for possible independence for the Northern Districts Sub Union of the Natal Rugby Union.

THE NORTHERN NATAL RUGBY UNION:

Page 10 of the Natal Rugby Union story by the author Alfred Herbert, edited by Reg Sweet published by “Shutter and Shooter” in conjunction with the Natal Rugby Union (the NNRU) was founded in 1975).

Northern Natal Clubs played in club rugby competition of the Natal Rugby Union until 1973. Thereafter the official Northern Natal Rugby Union competitions were launched.

COLOURS:

Jersey: Green with a broad yellow band across the chest a yellow collar and yellow cuffs.
Pants: White
Socks: Green with yellow band.

PAST PRESIDENTS:

1973 – 1975 : Mr. John Allen
1976 – 1981 : Mr. Boet van der Merwe
1981 – 1993 : Dr. Gideon van der Merwe
1994 – 1995 : Mr. GP (Bez) Bezuidenhout
1996 – 2003 : Mr. FRB (Frikkie) Snyman
2004 – 2007 : Mr. Vernon Kriel
2008 – 2009 : FC Bester

HEADQUARTERS:

The Arbor Park Rugby Ground situated in Newcastle is the headquarters

The council, their spouses and the Ebbo trophy, showing that all are involved in achieving a goal – winning the Ebbo Bastard Trophy in 2008.

Symbolism of the LRSU Badge

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BIRD
The bird on the badge is the Lammergeyer
The habitat of this bird is the Drakensberg and especially in the higher portion of these mountains in our region.
Because it can only be found in these regions (higher mountains) of Northern Natal it was selected as the main emblem on the badge.
It is a very rare bird, which makes its nest in the very high and unreachable cliffs of the Drakensberg.
Its other name in English is the Bearded Vulture.

BASIN / WATER
The basin and water symbolises the Tugela basin, which is our region.

GREEN
The green portion symbolises the green mountains in our region.

CONTACTS

President: Peet van der MerwePeet.vanderMerwe@arcelormittal.co.za083 272 5810
Assistant: Lindie Kleynhansnnru@telkomsa.net034 312 5215
Fixtures Rep: Gert Puttergertput@lantic.co.za082 936 9622
MEDIA: BRUCE DOUGLASnewsd@caxton.co.za084 034 0242
MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHER: GRAHAM STONNEL
LRSU PHOTOGRAPHER: JOHAN VAN ZYL082 676 4852
FIRST AID (MRI): CECIL 079 711 8553
DISCIPLINARY CONVENER JOE FILTER082 662 7706

CLUBS

BERGVILLE ZEBRAS

CHAIRMAN: Bhekani Mvula
Cell: 083 466 7851

SECRETARY: B. Mvula
Cell: 083 466 7851

Senior Coach: Musa Nkabinde
Cell: 078 949 3533

FLYING EAGLES

CHAIRMAN: HEDMAN MAGWANYA
EMAIL: municipalmanager@dannhauser.gov.za
Cell: 078 949 3533

SECRETARY: Dumisani Zodi

SENIOR COACH: Johannes Coetzee
Email: kinjaneni@gmail.com

IZINYATHI

Chairman: Moses Masondo
Cell: 084 649 0907

Secretary: Mrs N Mpungose
Cell: 082 960 6859

Senior Coach: SSO Gwala
Cell: 082 579 8657

LADYSMITH

CHAIRMAN: Tony Clarke
CELL: 082 898 1877

All correspondence to Secretary

SECRETARY: Flip Fourie
Cell: 073 199 5582
Email: flip.fourie@transnet.net

SENIOR COACH: CHRISTO KRUGER
CELL: 083 652 7963

LADYSMITH UNITED

CHAIRMAN: FISOKUHLE MHLONGO
CELL: 082 887 8340
Email: fmmhlongo@ladysmith.co.za

SECRETARY: MANQOBA MBEHELE
Cell: 078 901 7533

SENIOR COACH: Phumlani T. Mnguni
Cell: 073 220 2269

NEWCASTLE HIGHLANDERS

CHAIRMAN: WYNAND JANSE VAN RENSBURG
EMAIL: wynand@newcastle-attorneys.co.za
CELL: 082 752 4504

SECRETARY: Zuretha Coetzer
EMAIL: zuretha.coetzer@arcelormittal.com
CELL: 076 242 9126

SENIOR COACH: Andre Swanepoel
Email: andre.swanpoel@arcelormittal.com
CELL: 083 717 2152

PIET RETIEF

CHAIRMAN: Joe Filter
CELL: 082 662 7706
Email: joef@pietretief.com

SECRETARY: GERT PUTTER
EMAIL: prrk@lantic.net
Cell: 082 936 9622

SENIOR COACH: JOE FILTER
Cell: 082 662 7706

PONGOLA

CHAIRMAN: Johnny Labuschagne
CELL: 0823259090
Email: labuschagnesusan@gmail.com

SECRETARY: Susan Labuschagne
EMAIL: labuschagnesusan@gmail.com
CELL: 083 328 3785

SENIOR COACH: Hardus Scheepers
CELL: 0823353467

SENTRAAL

CHAIRMAN: Johann Coetzee
Cell: 072 242 5446
Email: johann.coetzee@slater.co.za

SECRETARY: Mariet Coetzee
Bus: (034) 2124018
EMAIL: comlaw@acuttslaw.co.za

SENIOR COACH: Boy Hesom
Cell: 084 706 7649

UTRECHT

CHAIRMAN: Hubert Solms
EMAIL: utrechtauto@gmail.com
Cell: 083 297 5165

SECRETARY: Derick Solms
Cell: 082 558 2759
EMAIL: utrechtauto@gmail.com

SENIOR COACH: Phillip Smit
Cell: 073 385 6049

VOLKSRUST

CHAIRMAN: Schalk van der Merwe
CELL: 082 336 1584
EMAIL: schalkvan@telkomsa.net

SECRETARY: Wynand Greyvensteyn
CELL: 082 336 1584
EMAIL: wynandg@jenny.co.za

SENIOR COACH: Johan Greyvenstein
CELL: 082 493 5055

VRYHEID

CHAIRMAN JAN COMBRINCK
Cell: 083 463 0736
Email: janc@sanlam4u.co.za
All Correspondence to the Chairman

SECRETARY: Sandra Stapelberg
CELL: 072 858 1936

SENIOR COACH: Jakkie de Jager
CELL: 083 656 6732