Vineyards Rugby (Pty) Ltd

Vineyards Rugby (Pty) Ltd is the business arm of Vineyards RFC.

Message from our Sponsor:

My father (Adnaan) once said: “Maak eerste seker dat Vineyards OK is voor jy kos op die tafel sit”. And that is exactly what we as The Moerat Foundation intend on doing!

After 1993, before unification, Vineyards were Boland club champs (See History). With players like Shuhail Arendse, Heshaam Abrahams, Patrick Cloete, Ghalieb and Hashiem Hendricks, Yazeed Moerat, Zaid and Nazeem Moerat etc. still in their prime. A number of factors contributed in Vineyards being drafted into the lowest league of the Western Province Rugby Union the following year and an influx of players leaving the club for what was perceived at the time as greener pastures. At the age of 15, I made my debut for a Vineyards team that was a shadow of the rugby force it was for 50 years. The next 14 years was a constant struggle for survival. My generations’ best rugby years were spent trying to field 3 teams and playing 2-3 games on a Saturday.

The arrival of Aslam Abrahams (Great grandson of Vineyards pioneer Moutie Moerat) as Director of Rugby in 2009 and the support of our companies resulted in Vineyards being the most successful club in Paarl since then, with regards to trophies won and player numbers. Not taking anything away from the past administrators of the club who achieved the highest accolades in rugby, as Vineyards enters into a new era of the age of professionalism we are committed to getting Vineyards Rugby back where it belongs!

Vineyards Heart and Soul!

Thaamir Moerat

Director - Vineyards Rugby (Pty) Ltd