Crusaders Dug Out Building official opening

On Thursday, 9 May 2019 Bidvest Insurance and Crusaders Rugby Club officially opened the brand new Crusaders Rugby Dug Out Building in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN).

Over the years, Bidvest has established itself as a major player in the sponsorship of South African sports (big and small), enhancing sporting excellence in our country by funding and backing champions.

In its commitment to the development and well-being of the communities it serves, Bidvest Insurance became the official sponsor of Crusaders Rugby Club in 2017 to provide the necessary support to grow and improve the state of rugby in KZN. Since then the club has shown exceptional growth and progress on the field. They have recently won their first two games of the season, beating Durban Collegians and Varsity College.

[Back row (from left to right): Dick Muir, Barry Brown, Phillip Donnelly and Sean Jones Front row (from left to right): Greg Bauer, Michael Meyer and Sphephelo Mayaba]

Bidvest Insurance team and Crusaders management gathered at the Dug Out Building, to celebrate. To make it a grand opening, Phillip Donnelly (MD of Bidvest Insurance), Sean Jones (Chairman of Crusaders Rugby) and Barry Brown (Chairman of the Crusaders Club – all sports) cut a red ribbon, marking the beginning of an exciting new venture.

[Barry Brown, Phillip Donnelly and Sean Jones]

We heard from Jones, who thanked Bidvest Insurance for its ongoing support, given this is the third year of being the title sponsor of the club.

Donnelly followed to congratulate Sean and Barry for the success and growth of the club so far. He also expressed how proud Bidvest Insurance is to be a part of the Crusaders family and growth of rugby at grass roots level in KZN.

[Crusaders Management, Bidvest Insurance Management, Crusaders First Team Players, and Jos Robson – Sharks Magazine]