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08 December 2017

Rustenburg – The Impala Rugby Club hosted a prestigious yearend function for all its players and sponsors on Friday, 1 December, held at the Impala Rugby Club.

Sponsors, players and management enjoyed an evening of awards, good food and great entertainment. 

Notable awards included:

  • Henro Huyser was named first team forward of the year
  • Mcdonald Duma was selected as first team backline player of the year
  • Johan Oberholzer received the Janus Beukes Trophy for club man of the year
  • Leon du Plessis and Louis Hollamby were named as players of the year (joint)
  • Mcebisi Nomandela was named as the third team’s player of the year; and
  • Marius Breytenbach was awarded viking of the year. 

Without sponsorship, the club would not be able to reach the goals they have set and are grateful to the following sponsors: Newrak Mining, Impala Platinum, Double D&G, Kia Rustenburg, Bidvest Protea Coin, Hyper Meat Market and INGA.

“We are extremely proud to be a part of Impala Rugby Club. This year has seen many victories as well as defeats; this only makes us as a stronger club – prepared to do more and work harder, to give more to the game of rugby. We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support throughout the year,” says Naas Olivier, business manager of Impala Ruby club.

RUGBY REWARDS… From left: Jan Kymdell, club chairman; Leon du Plessis and Louis Hollamby (absent), joint player of the year; Klaus Fischer of Newrak Mining, main sponsor of the first team; and Nico le Roux, club director
IMPALA RUGBY CLUB MANAGEMENT… From left: Naas Olivier, club business manager; Willie Kok, club logistics manager; and Nelis Nel, club financial manager.
TAKING RUGBY TO NEW HEIGHTS… From left: Jan Kymdell, club chairman; Johan Oberholzer with the Janus Beukes Trophy for Club Man of the year; Klaus Fischer of Newrak Mining, main sponsor of the first team; and Nico le Roux, club director.
IN SUPPORT OF RUGBY… From left: Mathilda Fischer; Martie Kymdell; Gill Robbetze and Beulah Coetzee.
Jan Kymdell, Impala Rugby Club’s chairman.
Gert Robbetze, Impala Rugby Club’s secretary.
From left: Sean Graham, club president; Ondela Kiva and Andries de Kock.
From left: Jan Kymdell, club chairman; and Mcebisi Nomandela, third team player of the year.
RUGBY RULES!… From left: Jan Kymdell, club chairman; Klaus Fischer of Newrak Mining, main sponsor of the first team; and Henro Huyser, first team forward of the year.
ALL ABOUT RUGBY… From left: Mcdonald Duma, first team back line player of the year; Jan Kymdell, club chairman; Klaus Fischer of Newrak Mining, main sponsor of the first team; and Nico le Roux, club director.
IN THE BUSINESS OF RUGBY… Naas Olivier, club business manager.
SHARING A PASSION FOR RUGBY… From left: Henro Huyser, first team player of the year; and Carol Anne Huyser.

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