The community Ford Alberton Madalas has just been given the honour of Danie Putter currently being elected president of the Golden Lions system.
Obtaining followed the Madalas the past two seasons, it is very apparent that electing Putter to the post is actually very well deserved. One detail that is quite evident from attending the festivals, which transpire every month, is the amount of regard Putter receives from all the groups and not only the Madalas.
The Alberton File spoke to Putter about his profession as nicely as his vision for the Golden Oldies in basic.
It grew to become very clear that the Golden Oldies are in very good palms and are absolutely sure to increase under Putter’s check out.
AR: How did you stop up actively playing rugby at the Madalas?
DP: It has been a prolonged road but a quite fascinating 1. I started out taking part in rugby at faculty and have never ever stopped. I have been blessed with fantastic well being. I have generally played wing and that is exactly where I obtained my nickname of ‘Roadrunner’.
AR: At what amounts have you played rugby?
DP: I was fortunate sufficient to attain the first crew at club degree for the Alberton Rugby Club as properly as Germiston Simmer. As a Madala, the highlight should be actively playing a quantity of matches for the Golden Lions Golden Oldies crew in several festivals for the earlier five yrs. As nicely as a tour to Brazil with the SA Barbarian 10’s team.
That was magnificent paying out two weeks in Brazil. Even though we performed rugby there was a ton of time to see the country.
AR: How did it arrive about that you grew to become a Madala?
DP: When I retired from actively playing I however cherished the activity and preferred to continue to be associated. In 2010 I was approached by the Alberton Rugby Club and requested to start a club affiliated to the Alberton Rugby Club to participate in in the Golden Oldies League. We started out from humble beginnings but are now likely sturdy.
AR: I believe you are 1 of the biggest golf equipment in the Golden Lions franchise. You will have to be very very pleased of this.
DP: I am a lot more humbled than proud and it is not only my endeavours. A club is only as solid as the men and women. There is an amazing camaraderie among the the gamers. We have about 65 members at present. I am extremely proud as founder and chairman of the club that at every single festival the Madalas are often equipped to subject two groups.
AR: Inform us about your plans as president of the Golden Oldies.
DP: I have programs to mature the video game as a great deal as doable. I want to get a couple of suites at Ellis Park and invite one club at a time to a match to enjoy the activity. I am also looking at the likelihood of organising a touch rugby tournament or two for the Golden Oldie groups.
AR: Explain to us about some of the charity get the job done that you do.
DP: We have a large fund-raiser coming up on the December 1 at Hoërskool Die Burger. It will element a lot more than 12 teams and all proceeds will go the Abraham Kriel Children’s Dwelling. Not only the teams’ entrance service fees but we will also accumulate objects to hand around to them.
AR: Any assistance to anybody wondering of coming to join the Madalas.
DP: Indeed. All people is welcome to sign up for. No matter how skilled you are, suit or unfit.
The oldies have a system in spot that makes it possible for any one to engage in. If you use a red small then you are not permitted to be tackled absolutely but can be held and introduced to the ground. If you wear gold shorts you are not allowed to be tackled in any way but you have to move the ball in five metres.
AR: Does your rugby just take a ton of time?
DP: Sure it absolutely does. I am pretty blessed. My spouse, Susan, and my loved ones are incredibly supportive of my rugby. It is complicated juggling my rugby with my business enterprise. With no them I would not be equipped to do what I do.
So, you see, seriously anybody that loves the recreation, even all those that have never ever played before can sign up for in the enjoyment. We are like a massive household. Not only the Madalas but all Golden Oldie players. We teach by actively playing contact rugby twice a week. No PT instruction like a typical rugby player. We all enjoy the sport and have enjoyable.
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