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Cheetahs unveil new leadership for union

NEWS: The Free State Rugby Union revealed the newly elected leadership, following the Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday, November 22.


Coenraad Klopper, the former Deputy President, has been elected as the new President of the Free State Rugby Union.

With a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to the sport, Klopper is poised to lead the union to new heights.

He takes over the reins from Jerry Segwaba, who served two terms (2017 to 2023), making him the 23rd President since the establishment of the Free State Rugby Union in 1895.

Joining Klopper are two dynamic individuals elected as Deputy Presidents: Mpho Sekulisa, former Chairperson of the Free State Woman’s Rugby Association, and Jan-Hendrik Cronje, former Chairperson of Old Greys Rugby Club.

Mpho Sekulisa is the first female Deputy President in the history of the Free State Rugby Union.

Their diverse backgrounds and passion for rugby will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and development of the union.


Free State leadership

The newly elected executive committee of the Free State Rugby Union Council includes:
* Ronnie Bester (Police Rugby Club)
* Hennie Coetzee (Coaches Association)
* Lou Niewoudt (CUT Rugby Club)
* Ben Crouse (Referees Association)
* Eugene Maddocks (Collegians Rugby Club)

“We are excited to welcome our new leadership team and confident that under their guidance, the Free State Rugby Union will continue to thrive and make significant contributions to the growth of rugby in the region,” said Selvyn Colby, GM Free State Rugby Union.

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