New sponsorship for Bulls
IOL / 22 FEBRUARY 2018 - 13.52 / SAKHILE NDLAZI
Associating itself with a successful franchise in Vodacom Super Rugby, LFP Training, leading providers of BEE-aligned skills development training announced its sponsorship of the Vodacom Bulls.
The announcement was made today at the home of the Bulls, Loftus Versfeld.
Shanil Mangaroo, Blue Bulls spokesperson, and Linde Shepherd of LPF at the launch of the sponsorship.
Picture: Sakhile Ndlazi
Recognised as established leader of the the BEE skills development sector, LPF Training is a key contributor to the transformation of South Africa.
LFP Training CEO, Louis Pulzone feels the sponsorship is a natural fit: “Getting involved in rugby is part of our contribution to transformation. Rugby has the ability to transform race and status. It is a great unifier of people and this is why we feel strongly about our involvement.”
Meanwhile Bulls head coach, John Mitchell, named four Springboks in his starting team for their 2018 Vodacom Super Rugby opener against the Hurricanes and named three potential debutants on the bench for the clash at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Burger Odendaal will lead the team that includes Springboks Warrick Gelant, Jesse Kriel, Handré Pollard and Lood de Jager in the starting line-up, with two more capped players, Adriaan Strauss and Marnitz Boshoff, amongst those who will play off the bench against their New Zealand opponents.
Roelof Smit and RG Snyman, who both played for the Springboks against the British Barbarians, are also in the run-on team.
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