PETRI Theron and John Walters will head the Namibia Rugby Union as joint presidents following the NRU’s extraordinary general meeting last weekend.
The meeting followed the resignation en masse of the previous board, headed by Corrie Mensah, with the new appointments due to serve until the next AGM.
Theron and Walters both received five votes from the 1src voting clubs who were fully paid up and in good standing, while nine other clubs did not have voting privileges.
Of these, four clubs paid up but only after the voting process, while two more have not paid up. A further three new clubs were admitted as members, namely Northern Force from Outjo, Okahandja Highlanders, and Vixen Rugby Club from Luderitz.
Theron was proposed by Wanderers and seconded by Vipers Rugby Club, while Walters was proposed by Unam and seconded by Reho Falcon.
Walters is a former vice president of the NRU, having served on the first board after independence, while Theron is a former board member.
The vice presidency will also be shared, with Johan Diergaardt and Wessel Kotze splitting the votes.
Diergaardt was proposed by Unam and seconded by Reho Falcon, while Kotze was proposed by Wande
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