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Profile of  NNC Rugby Club


The Club Noordelikes (Northerns) was established in 1951, and was strength in the Western Province, South Africa, club rugby, producing many provincial players as well as Springboks including Captain Hennie Muller.

In 1988 when rugby already was an unofficial professional game Northerns went through a very bad stage, they lost players and had to face relegation. At this time the students from the college played in a lower league but were in fact more powerful than the first team. With their assistance they ensured that Northerns stayed in the first league by ending fifth from the bottom of the first league. They then decided to amalgamate, changing the name to Parow Noordelikes Tygerberg Kollege (Parow Northerns Tygerberg College) or Parow NTC. This was then changed to NTC Rugby Club.

Apart from the Northerns colours (red jersey and white shorts) the tradition of singing the Northerns song after every game still lives on.


NTC won the Grand Challenge (Super A First League) competition in Western Province from 1992 till 1996.The average age group of the players that play for NTC are 24 and the majority of the students that play are studying the Sport Management and Coaching Course at Northlink College (Tygerberg Campus).

NTK has since 2003 appointed a Club Manager. His tasks include the socialization of players, obtaining sponsors, keeping and signing players and ensuring that management do their job as spelled out in their job descriptions.

 NTC enters 5 senior and 3 under 21 teams every season. Each team performed exceptionally well in their different leagues. During 2006 the first team performed the best by ending second in the Super A First League behind Stellenbosch University (Maties). Numerous players from the said club have represented Western Province in u/19, u/20, WP Vodacom, WP Currie Cup, Stormers and Springboks. During the 2003 season we had one player representing Namibia in the World Cup.

Here follow the names of our achievers-



Hennie Muller, Henning van Aswegen, Tommy Laubsher, Charlie Cockrell, Gert Kotze, Robert Cockrell, Colin Greenwood, Wynand Mans, Toks van der Linde, Danie Gerber, Tiaan Strauss, Heinrich Fuhls, Werner Greeff and Corné Krige, Andries Bekker (SA and Stormers), Jurgens van Lill  WP Amateur team and  Namibia Wold Cup (2003), Jandré du Plessis (WP u/20 and SA Amateur team), Ryno Barnes (SA Amateur team), Leon Karremaker (SA u/19), Kyle Brown SA 7’s.


Merit Achievements – Above Club Level:

Terse Carse WP u/20 and WP Vodacom, WP Currie Cup, Free State, Shaun Petersen and Abrie Mouton WP u/20, Tyron McFarlane WP Vodacom and WP Amateur team, Jacques van Dyk WP Merit team, Kobus Kemp WP Amateur team, Leon Karremaker  WP u/20, Griquas, Eugene van Staden WP Vodacom and WP Amateur team, Griquas, Sharks, Marius Erwee WP Amateur team, Kobus Kemp WP Amateur team, Paul Murison WP Sevens, Riaan Vermeulen WP Vodacom and WP Currie Cup, Gerrit Dyman WP Vodacom and Currie Cup, Jannie Rabe WP Vodacom , Mark Esterhuizen WP u/21 and WP Currie Cup, Jean Stemmet WP u/21 and WP Currie Cup, Sharks, Marcell Kapp WP u/21, Therlow Pietersen WP Sevens, Hayden Groepies, Michael Rice, Jaco Roux, Justin Bijl all WP u/19, Chase Minnaar, Lionel Cornelius, Marnus Hugo, Boland, Griquas, Monray Liebenberg all Boland u/21, Arno Bredenham, Andrew Norman, Daniel Theron, Frederick Viljoen, Gert Schoombee, Jason Engelbreght, Kyle Brown, Lorenzo Powell, Ruhan Hauman, Stefan Vermaak, Nick Trenkel, Monabisi Siswana, Keenan van Rayner all Boland u/19, Juan Taylor Boland u/19.Phillip Hopley WP Amateur, Berthan Erasmus WP Amateur.Garrick Matthee WP u/21, JP Smith WP u/21 & WP Vodacom Cup, Ruan Smith WP u/21 & WP Vodacom, Quin Roux WP u/21 & Vodacom, Josh Straus Lions, Anthony Mallet Boland u/19


Famous coaches:

Hennie Muller, Gert Small (now Ireland Assistant Coach), Hennie Bekker and Francois Bonthuys, famous Western Province player during the 1980’s. Henley Du Plessis is the new Head Coach and is assisted by Allie Etzebeth. Henley has played over an 100 games for Boland.


Since 2003 the club has participated in the Cobra Ten’s tournament in Malaysia and have also made its mark as a formidable side to be reckoned with. The said club won the said tournament in 2003and 2010. A mid-winter team building program is always at Paternoster on the West Coast, to prepare for the second half of the season. The junior sides are always doing well within their specific leagues. 


Due to the Western Cape Education Department’s transformation process in 2004 the club’s name has change to Northerns Northlink College Rugby Club, situated at the Jan Burger Sport Park in Parow North, Cape Town, South Africa. The said club have three rugby fields with flood lights and a pavilion that can seat up to 1 500 people. We have a full-time sports doctor and physiotherapists for each of the first 3 teams. The facilities are in excellent condition due to the competent way in which the said club is managed by the current committee.


The said club is a mentor for a previously disadvantaged senior school in Khayelitsha and all our facilities are available to them for use. The said school is also participating in  practising with our u/20 sides during the season and our  mission is to get more involved with our local primary and high schools and to make the young players part of the club. With reference to the above information the said club is fortunate to have strong management personnel to provide such results as stipulated. We as a club strive to respect the club, the opponents, the coaches, the referee’s and people in general. The said club is none profitable organisation and all monies received are ploughed back into the activities of the club and a sponsorship of any kind, no matter how small, is very much appreciated. The club endeavours to enlist five teams in the various WP rugby leagues this year (2013) and is also constructing on the website at www.nnk.yolasite.com



Nico Groenewald

Vice Chairman

Date: 18 February 2013


2013 Mission Statement

Ú  To offer a top class sports facility to surrounding occupants which is self sustained

Ú  To be the feeding ground for young talented sportsmen and women for provincial & professional level

Ú  To uplift the sports talent of the under privileged community


Function of the Management Team

Ø  To ensure that the club is managed in such a way that it can be self sufficient.

Ø  To ensure that there are top class players that will be able to compete in Super League (first 3 positions)

Ø  To monitor latest trends to be able to adapt to stay ahead of any changes required

Ø  To have a facility where players and members want to belong to

Ø  To be known internationally

Ø  To produce students and players that is equipped to compete provincial and internationally

Ø  To manage and assist players to join overseas clubs


Function of our Finance Team

Ø  To assist in drawing UP the budgets and managing it

Ø  Buying of equipment and stock

Ø  All payments according to budgets

Ø  Assist in managing of club and restaurants



Function of the Operations Team

Ø  To create a course in co-operation with Northlink College that is suitable and relevant for the Sport students

Ø   To appoint trainers for the course that will ensure high quality training

Ø  To monitor and evaluate course and adapt to stay ahead of changes required

Ø  To have relevant equipment for the courses

Ø  To ensure that the facilities is of high and working standard

Ø  To ensure that there are enough selected students for each year.


Function of the Training Team

Ø  To have a well known and qualified team of coaches (Ricky Perterson, Henley Du Plesiss, Solly Geduld, Quinton Daniels and Francios Bonthuys)

Ø  To ensure that there are relevant and sufficient study material

Ø  To make the course enjoyable for students

Ø  To be strict and fair

Ø  Ensure very high quality training

Ø  Produce top sportsmen and women


Function of the Maintenance and Grounds Team

Ø  To ensure that the fields are maintained and in top condition

Ø  To service and replace equipment according to service plan

Ø  In conjunction with FMC do general maintenance of facility


Function of the Human Resource Team

Ø  Select and appoint coaches

Ø  Scout and select students

Ø  Along with coaches negotiate contracts with players

Ø  Responsible for the wellbeing of students

Ø  Monitoring the progress of students

Ø   Assist in the receiving of class fees

Ø  Along with coaches ensure payment of players




The Role of Professional Sport

         More talented sportsmen make sport their profession

         Sport activities lately provide more job opportunities

         Being qualified in Sport Management gives the student an opportunity to get work at schools and overseas

         At NNK we have the facilities to be able to accommodate training

         As there are other similar facilities in other areas we must concentrate on the underprivileged.

         To be able to do this funds will be needed

         There are rugby centers in Riebeeck Kasteel and in Stellenbosch but nothing closer

         With our facility we are very close to Northlink College

         There are many young talented players in our surrounding that will make use of this opportunity

          A soccer facility for women does not exist


Five-year goals

         To be in the top three position of Western Province Rugby Super League

         To have an facility developed for accommodation for students and young players including a gym and other facilities where they will have a job as well

         Apart from sponsorship we need to be self sustained and be able to pay players a salary which is competitive in Cape Town


Contact:  Nico Groenewald – 082 410 4001 / 021 464 4260 / nicog@aecpt.co.za


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