GETTING TO KNOW OUR COMMITTEE – HUGO VENTER
NAME: Hugo Venter
POSITION: Additional Committee Member
WHEN DID YOU JOIN HAMMIES? 2017 as a junior Hammies parent
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR ROLE AS ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBER AND HOW YOU FEEL YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS TO THE CLUB: Lisa Parrello and Adrian Kay inspired me to join as committee member on this adventure to make Hammies even better, especially as a club for juniors to learn the game. I hope that over time I can help with all the hard work that the people behind the scenes do that is now always recognised.
PREVIOUS CLUBS? Shimlas, RAU
RUGBY HONOURS AND ACHIEVEMENTS (IF APPLICABLE): SA Schools, Free State and Transvaal u/20
FAVOURITE HAMMIES MOMENT: My son Jack scoring his first try for the club
WORST HAMMIES MOMENT: Fight breaking out with an invited junior team with coaches and parents getting involved.
FUNNIEST HAMMIES MOMENT: Meeting the junior Hammies parents…. always fun!
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT HAMMIES? The club bringing together young and old from different schools and places creating a positive space for everyone to enjoy rugby
FAVOURITE HAMMIES LEGEND/PERSONALITY AND WHY: I’m only familiar with the juniors at the moment and one legend that I remember is Lamla Mgedezi and his lethal side stepping.
SOMETHING YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME: Very good dancer
DISLIKES: Boring people
FAVOURITE RUGBY PLAYER OF ALL TIME: Christian Cullen
GOALS FOR 2021: Watching as many Hammies games as possible!