Blue Bulls To Concentrate on Women’s Rugby, 7’s And Clubs in 2021

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The Blue Bulls Rugby Union president Willem Strauss wrote in his Annual Report of  2020 which was tabled at the AGM on Wednesday night highlighted his vision for 2021.

He wrote that the improvement of Women's Rugby, Sevens, the Limpopo region and Reserve League clubs will be focused on while the continued improvement of the quality of coaches and referees will also be attended to.

According to Strauss transformation remains a high priority for Blue Bulls Rugby on every level. According to him, transformation is an important tool to grow rugby and to keep rugby relevant.

Strauss also wrote that they will have huge challenges due to the impact of Covid-19. Covid-19 had a massive negative impact on the financial situation of the entire rugby industry and the BBCO was not spared and will reflect a huge loss for 2020 according to Strauss.

Strauss stressed that due to the fact that even fewer players will be contracted in 2021 and onwards, clubs must become an important part of the Vodacom Bulls feeder system to ease the financial burden on the Union.

Strauss also claimed that the Covid-19 pandemic was an opportunity for the Vodacom Bulls to reset. The appointment of Jake White brought immediate success. Winning the SupeRugby Unlocked competition was the first major trophy for the Vodacom Bulls senior team in a decade! He is expecting bigger and better things in future and looks forward to new challenges in Europe!