Blue Bulls pres­i­dent a tire­less pro­moter of rugby

Blue Bulls pres­i­dent Willem Strauss

Pretoria News - - Pretoria News -

BLUE Bulls pres­i­dent Willem Strauss has a long track record in the ad­min­is­tra­tion, manag­ing and pro­mo­tion of rugby.

He pre­vi­ously was the gen­eral man­ager of the Pu­mas Rugby Union. He is also a former mar­ket­ing man­ager of the North­ern Bulls, a po­si­tion he oc­cu­pied for a pe­riod of three years be­fore the turn of the cen­tury.

Ed­u­cated in the Free State, Strauss has been in­stru­men­tal in the growth of Sev­ens rugby through­out the coun­try. He es­tab­lished a schools tour­na­ment that at­tracted more than a thou­sand schools.

He also played a huge role to up­lift rugby in the then South East­ern Transvaal Rugby Union and the union beat amongst oth­ers in­ter­na­tional tour­ing sides such as Wales and Scot­land dur­ing his ten­ure.

He is also known for his abil­ity to con­clude ma­jor spon­sor­ships deals and for bring­ing the req­ui­site skills and knowl­edge to co­or­di­nat­ing rugby events.

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