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UCT bids farewell to Spencer King

It is with regret that we inform you that Spencer King will be resigning his position as UCT RFC Director of Rugby with effect from the end of this year. UCT RFC has been extremely fortunate in being able to enjoy the services of someone as competent as Spencer during the past nine years. During his tenure Spencer has made a significant contribution to the club and has been instrumental in creating the very efficient administrative structure the club currently enjoys. We are most grateful to Spencer for all that he has done for the club and bid him farewell and wish him all the best for the future.

Here an excerpt from Spencer’s speech at his farewell function – wise words from a true UCT stalward:

In my time, the club has experienced some highs (the two that immediately spring to mind are the IV win of 2004, where I behaved particularly badly; and the near league win in 2006) and some lows, but it has always remained strong and survived…   

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UCTRFC Rugby Dinner

uct_rugbydinner.jpgWadda was definitely the place to be on Wednesday the 3rd of October.

The UCT RFC players dinner was held in this unusual venue, but the response and especially the amount of ladies present confirmed the choice. Andrew Martin had done an excellent job organising the evening and MC of the night Ross McKernan was, as always, in great form.
Report and photos to follow…

In the meantime the list of awards for Teams and Players who had an outstanding 2007 season, congratulations once again.

TEAM OF THE YEAR

the unbeaten league winning U20 A1 team, the UCT Trojans

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UCTRFC 200 Club Black Tie Dinner

The Annual UCTRFC 200 Club Black Tie Dinner
was held at the
Cape Sun on Friday 17 August 2007.

uct_blacktie01.jpgThe dinner was well attended with over 300 people being entertained by the
guest speaker, comedian Paul
Slabolepsky, who is a former UCTRFC rugby player. His
amusing speech also had some poignant moments as Paul recounted stories of his
UCT student days during which he met his stage partner of many years, Bill Flynn, who sadly has passed away
recently. It was fitting that a table of Paul’s former team mates were able to
be present at the dinner. Paul was ably assisted on stage by MC Mike Wills who kept the proceedings
flowing. 

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The Season thus far

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At the half-way mark of a busy season, the club has experienced a mixed bag of results. We have nine sides playing in the various leagues of the Western Province Competition, and it is fantastic to see the club so vibrant. Exams and a very long Varsity vacation means that the hectic schedule will only resume at the end of July.

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Township Challenge

uct_townshipchallenge.jpgForty
big-hearted members of UCTs rugby club gave up their Saturday to lend a hand
building homes for shack dwellers in Netreg on the N2. 

The
volunteers were made up mainly of UCT students on the under-20 teams, and were
led by former Springbok number eight and Polar explorer, Dugald MacDonald.  The students joined forces with the Niall
Mellon Township Initiative (NMTI), a charity that builds quality brick homes in
townships in
Cape Town.

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