Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > ODU Events > Founders Day 2019 - Tug-of-War

Founders Day 2019 - Tug-of-War

01 March 2019
01 March 2019
ODs Angus Firth (1984W)Peter Farlem (1987K)Graham Knoop (2005O)Oliver MacRobert (2018F), Tank Lanning (1989S), Matt van Westenbrugge (2018G)William Day (2015F), and WP van Zyl (1997K) made up the OD Tug-of-War team that pulled against the Bishops Staff on Founders Day.
After winning the first pull, which was an extended affair, the ODs were beaten by a deeply determined Staff team during the next two pulls.

The following e-mail message was distributed to the College staff within an hour of the results:

Congratulations to Captain Ronnie Jacobs and his dapper cohort of young and not-so-young TOU-TREKKERS!
The many hours of rigorous training coupled with our term-long focus on team-selection and fine-tuning paid off handsomely in the end, as our men came from behind to comfortably defeat the hand-picked semi-professionals that made up the OD squad!
Though it may not be in the spirit of humble and courageous sportsmanship which so characterizes this College’s extramural endeavours, may I remind everyone that this proud Staff Team currently remains undefeated for 2019?
With kind regards
Warwick Richter (manager)


Afterwards the ODs kindly invited the victorious Staff team to drinks in The Mitre. 
Great fun was had by all involved!
To view more pictures, please click here

Gallery gallery

To view this photo gallery

Similar stories

A Call For 2021 Robert Gray Medal Award Nominations

The Robert Gray Medal is awarded to ODs for their significant and exceptional contributions in their field of endeavour, or to society in general. More...

Most read

Visit the Bishops campus

Whether you left the College 40 or 4 years ago, a few aspects of the campus will have undoubtedly changed. Take a virtual tour of the College campus a… More...

A Fireside chat with Dugald Macdonald (1967W) and Francois Louw (2003W)

Our friends in the UK branch will be hosting an online discussion between the two former Springboks and invites you to take part from the comfort of y… More...

James Murphy teaching Wesley White a thing or two about sevens.
Watch: A catch up with the Founders Blitzbokke

After sharing a short piece on a Founders contingent building in the Blitzbokke training squad, we decided to check-in with James Murphy (2013F), Wes … More...

Have your say

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech