The Eastern Province Rugby Union held its AGM this afternoon, with 97 of the 119 clubs in attendance.
The AGM started at 12pm but was disrupted shortly afterwards by a small group of disgruntled clubs, led by suspended executive member, Chico Februarie.
Following the initial disruption, the AGM was adjourned while delegates from SA Rugby, led by deputy president Mark Alexander, Members from the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture, (DSRAC) as well as Eastern Cape Sports Council chairperson, Mkhululi Magada, met with Februarie and the rest of the disgruntled club leadership.
Following this meeting, it was agreed that a separate meeting would be called by 28 February 2016, in order to address the various issues they had raised, including the suspension of Februarie, along with a more detailed discussion of the audited financial statements before they can be adopted.
Following this, the AGM was resumed and the meeting continued in a positive spirit, with the 2015 annual report of the Union being adopted by an overwhelming majority of clubs.
EP Rugby wishes to thank the delegates from SA Rugby, as well as the Eastern Cape Sports Council and the MEC for Sport in the Eastern Cape Province, for being in attendance at the AGM as observers.