Lake Umuzi News

The Lions were loose in Secunda

The past week (4-7 February 2018) Lake Umuzi hosted the Lions Rugby Co for a training camp.

They arrived on Sunday and enjoyed a private dinner and team meeting.

On Monday evening, the second annual exclusive Lions dinner took place at Boesies Restaurant, with entertainment by our fabulous local musicians, Dieter Uken & Billy Brandt. Fans and business owners bought tables for the evening which included the company of a player, giving fans the opportunity to socialise, and discuss all aspects of the game.

Lions Rugby Training Camp 2018

Two Lions Rugby jerseys were up for auction, The first: Elton Jantjies’ “Man of the Match” jersey was up for grabs. The jersey auctioned at an astonishing R40 000 to Marx Lindeque, that will be donated to Laërskool Trichardt Rugby Development.

The second: “Quarterfinal Super 18” jersey (auctioned as a fund raiser for the Lions Rugby Co). The winning bidder was Mr Daan Naude with a staggering amount of R47 750. Mr Naude donated a signed “Lions Flag” which raised an amount of R11 500. And without hesitation Mr Jaco Kriel, on behalf of the Lions Rugby Union, donated the money to Laerskool Trichardt.

On Tuesday after a thunderous rain storm, fans showed their support at the Sasol Recreational Club for a “Cat Fight” between the Xerox Lions and Emirates Lions. After the game the fans had the opportunity to meet the Lions, collect autographs and take photos with their favourite Hero’s.

Thank you to all that made this week possible.

  • Sasol Recreational Club
  • The Bulletin Newspaper
  • Digimag
  • Boesies Restaurant
  • Each and everyone that attended the dinner, and watched the game.

You make it worthwhile!

See photos of the Lions Training camp by visiting our gallery.


About Rolin Booysen

Rolin Booysen is an enthusiastic marketer at Lake Umuzi, Mpumalanga. She graduated with a B.Com Marketing Management degree from the University of Pretoria. She loves planning events and enjoyed being part of events such as Aardklop, KKNK, Skouspel and Umuzi Week of Festivals, to name a few.In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities, jogging, fishing and hiking.

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