PE Metro Sub Union to oppose vote of no confidence
Cape Town - The
Port Elizabeth Metro Sub Union (PEMSU) has been mandated by an overwhelming
majority of their clubs to oppose the vote of no confidence in the current
Eastern Province Rugby Executive during the Special General Meeting scheduled
for next week.
chairperson, Stag Mitchell, said a special sub union meeting had been held on
Wednesday, April 20, at the Pieter Rademeyer Hall in Algoa Park, to
discuss the crisis situation at EPRU and to receive a mandate from their club
structures in terms of what direction the sub union must take.
27 of our 35 clubs present and engaged in two rounds of robust debate, wherein
everyone was given an opportunity to put forward their views without fear or
favour. Following the debate, a vote was introduced to determine the direction
of the PE Metro Sub Union,” he said.
club is entitled to have up to two delegates, allowing for a maximum of two
votes per club.
· Vote of No Confidence: Seven votes (3 clubs x 2 delegates + 1 delegate)
· Against a Vote of No Confidence: 35 Votes (23 clubs)
· Abstained: 1 Vote (1 club)
said the result was that PEMSU would vote in line with the majority of their
clubs next week, and would be opposing a vote of no confidence in the current
EP Rugby Union executive.
was a transparent meeting where everyone was given the opportunity to present
their stance in a robust and disciplined manner, with a clear and democratic
mandate was given to the sub union’s executive,” he said.
said the clubs who were opposed to a vote of no confidence felt that
maintaining the current executive would provide much needed stability to the
clubs also felt that this stability in leadership is needed if the SA Rugby
intervention plan is to be a success, as a vote of no confidence at this
critical juncture would just add more turmoil and division among the clubs at a
time when calm and unity is required,” he said.
Port Elizabeth Sub Union is the largest of the seven sub unions that make up
the Eastern Province Rugby Union, with 35 clubs in total.
RFC, Sunday Stars, Zwide United RFC, Morning Stars RFC, Hilltop Eagles RFC,
Kwaru RFC, Park RFC, Walmer Wallabies RFC, St Marks RFC, NMMU Madibaz RFC, Glen
Roses RFC, Gelvan Wallabies RFC, Windvogel United RFC, Spring Rose RFC,
Crusaders RFC, FABS RFC, SAPS RFC, PE Harlequins RFC, Young Collegians RFC,
Extention United RFC, Thistles RFC, Pirates RFC, Suburban RFC, Booysen Pride
RFC, Gladiators RFC, St Cyprians RFC, Missionvale RFC
Bombers RFC, Eastern RFC, Helenvale United RFC, Kuyga RFC, Motherwell RFC,
Scorpions RFC, Walmer Wales RFC, Union RFC