2007 Under 20As Reconnect at Club Dinner
The under 20A team of 2007 was a special team, with a number of the players going on to perform well in the Varsity Cup and to attain other rugby achievements locally and overseas.
Beyond the coming together of some incredibly talented players, fundamental to the success of that 2007 team was the incredible hard work, both on and off the field, of two special Ikey men – John Dobson and John Le Roux – who led the U20 coaching team.
In his memory, every year UCT RFC now play NMMU (Nelson Mandela University) of Port Elizabeth for the Monte Taljaard Trophy. Furthermore, as a chief supporter of the Club’s bursary system, a bursary was also established in his name which brings in talent from less accessible places like the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, that might otherwise have been lost to UCT.
Ikey old boys and girls attending the Club Annual Black Tie Dinner this year included: Mike Morris, Justin Bijl, Kyle Brown, Mike Ledwidge, Kyle Wickens, Marcello Sampson, Tim Whitehead, Wes Chetty, Fallon Hope and John Le Roux; with apologies from the likes of Don Armand and Matt Roslee, who are now based overseas.