Head coach Bent Janse van Rensburg will leave at the end of the season.
Griqualand West Rugby Union (GWRU) has just confirmed in a statement that head coach Brent Janse van Rensburg will be leaving the team at the end of the season.
“For the sake of transparency and to avoid speculation, our head coach, Brent Janse van Rensburg will be leaving us at the end of the season for an opportunity at a higher level of the game. Where Janse van Rensburg will be going to will only be made public once the season has come to an end. He is still processing the options available to him. The team will be focused on trying to end the season strongly and business will go ahead as usual,” the statement said.
Tafel Lager Griquas President, Jannie Louw said that Janse van Rensburg had been an integral part of the success story of Griquas during the 2019 season.
“Although we are sad to be losing his services, a fantastic foundation has been laid by him and the management team for the continuation of the success achieved this year to spill over into 2020 and beyond.
“We want to assure all the supporters that we are busy with succession planning, for which Janse van Rensburg will play an integral part,” Louw said.
CEO of Tafel Lager Griquas, Arni van Rooyen said they were confident that the environment established within the team is of such a nature that this situation will not detract the team from giving their best in the semi-final this weekend. “The playing group and management team are determined to give their best and to represent the team with pride.
“We want to thank Janse van Rensburg for his valuable contribution this year and wish him only the best for his future endeavours,” Van Rooyen said.
Janse van Rensburg said it was difficult to share the news of his departure with the players and management at this stage of the season. “We have built something very special and have a group that is great to work with. It is better we don’t delay the inevitable. I felt it best practice to be open about it and that the players heard this news from me, rather than from other parties sharing this news,” Janse van Rensburg said.
He thank everybody who assisted in making Griquas a success this season.