The Annual UCTRFC 200 Club Black Tie Dinner
was held at the
The 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
John Dobson, current coach
of the UCT U20A1 team, hosted a most entertaining auction carried out by the
current UCT U20 Hooker Dane Jans.
Spencer King, Director of Rugby at UCTRFC and Mpho Mboyiso, UCTRFC and Springbok Sevens player, thanked the
sponsors and attendees for their support without which the club and our bursary
programme would not function.
The club owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to
June Suckley for the sterling work she did in putting the whole evening
together. Her diligence and attention to detail insured that the evening ran
without a hitch. Thanks, too, to our sponsor, FNB, and the following companies who supported the evening: BOE, Brooks and Michaels, Burger and Wallace, Circa
Events, Constantiaberg Medi Clinic, Head South Lodge, Investec Asset Management,
Kingsbury Hospital, KPMG, Manufacturers Exchange, Metropolitan Life, Peninsula
Beverages, Personal Trust, Standard Bank CIB, South African Breweries, Thynk
We are also most
grateful to Marguerite Macdonald, Neil
Macdonald, Lawrence Kaplan and Greg Fury who assisted the club financially
by purchasing items during the auction. A hearty congratulations go to Peter Alberts for winning the raffle.
At the conclusion of
the evening Neil Macdonald and Phil Kilroe, who between them have
organised the last thirteen dinners, announced that they were stepping down
from this role. They believe that the time has come for the dinner to have new
organisers with fresh ideas to carry it forward. We would be most grateful to
hear from anyone willing to lend a hand in this area.