WP president Zelt Marais. Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

WP president Zelt Marais. Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

Ronald Bantom elected as vice-president to Zelt Marais at WPRFU

The Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) has elected Ronald Bantom as the new vice-president for the Union.

WP president Zelt Marais. Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

WP president Zelt Marais. Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

The Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) has elected Ronald Bantom as the new vice-president for the Union.

According to a statement by WPRFU, Bantom was elected at Monday’s general meeting.

Bantom was the only candidate who received the nomination from members of the WPRFU.

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He is an experienced rugby administrator who held various positions in the sport industry.

Bantom was also a school principal at one stage in his professional career.      

Current president Zelt Marais welcomed the election to office of Bantom, and he is confident the administrator will bring much-needed skills to the Union.

“WP Rugby welcomes the election of Ronald Bantom as Vice-President. As a seasoned and industrious administrator, Bantom will bring much-needed skills to the WPRFU,” said Marais in a statement

“Bantom has also recently been seconded to the board of Western Province Professional Rugby, where he will make further valuable contributions.”

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Speaking upon his election, Bantom said: “I am looking forward to contributing positively to ensuring that WP Rugby keeps its rightful place as one of the best rugby unions in the world due to ingredients available to it.

“This includes its schools, clubs, universities, the stadium, support, sponsors and the powerful WP Rugby brand.”