The Blue Bulls Company held their 2018 awards ceremony,  where players and management were recognized for their contributions in the 80th year of the Vodacom Bulls and Vodacom Blue Bulls, at Loftus Park on Thursday, 29 October 2018.

The players, management, board, sponsors, stakeholders and media gathered in the shadow of Loftus Versfeld to celebrate each other with a fun and light hearted mood being set by a Mexican Mariachi band and DJ Mac on the turntables.

The stage was set for acknowledging the award winners with RG Snyman and Johan Grobbelaar walking away with the Senior and Junior MVP awards respectively. Jesse Kriel was recognized as the Super Rugby Player of the Year.

It takes a team of individuals working behind the scenes for the the Vodacom Bulls and Vodacom Blue Bulls to function with Heilie Brits being awarded the Employee of the Year while Xander Janse van Rensburg and Divan Strydom voted as the High Performance Employee of the Year.

BULLS MVP (MOST VALUABLE PLAYER) AWARDS
Vodacom Blue Bulls Junior MVP: Johan Grobbelaar
Vodacom Blue Bulls Senior MVP: RG Snyman

BULLS VODACOM SUPER RUGBY AWARDS
Vodacom Super Rugby Forward of the Year: Lodewyk de Jager
Vodacom Super Rugby Back of the Year: Ivan van Zyl
Vodacom Super Rugby Players’ Player of the Year: Marco van Staden
Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Year: Jesse Kriel

BULLS CURRIE CUP AWARDS
Currie Cup Forward of the Year: Eli Snyman
Currie Cup Back of the Year: Divan Rossouw
Currie Cup Players’ Player of the Year: Ruan Steenkamp
Currie Cup Player of the Year: Ruan Steenkamp

BULLS SUPERSPORT RUGBY CHALLENGE AWARDS
SuperSport Challenge Forward of the Year: Abongile Nonkontwana
SuperSport Challenge Back of the Year: JT Jackson
SuperSport ChallengePlayers’ Player of the Year: JT Jackson
SuperSport Challenge Player of the Year: Earll Douwrie

BULLS UNDER 21 AWARDS
U21 Forward of the Year: JC Pretorius
U21 Back of the Year: Wian van Niekerk
U21 Players’ Player of the Year: Johan Grobbelaar
U21 Player of the Year: Johan Grobbelaar

BULLS UNDER 19 AWARDS
U19 Forward of the Year: Janko Swanepoel
U19 Back of the Year: Marnus Potgieter
U19 Players’ Player of the Year: Marnus Potgieter
U19 Player of the Year: Jaco Labuschagne

BULLS STAFF AWARDS
– High Performance Employee of the Year: Xander Janse van Rensburg
– High Performance Employee of the Year: Divan Strydom
– Vodacom Bulls and Vodacom Blue Bulls Man of the Year: Johnny Kotze
– BBCo Employee of the Year: Heilie Brits
– PUMA Forever Faster Award: Manie Libbok
– ISUZU Phenomenal Flying Forward: Marco van Staden
– Vodacom Fans Player of the Year: Handre Pollard
– Vodacom Bulls Babe of the Year: Sotira Petrou

 

Story by: JAY J BOTES  |  Twitter: @jayjbotes  |  Instagram: @jayjbotes

Source:  Blue Bulls Media