With the 2015 Rugby World Cup kicking off on 18 September, Stuttaford Van Lines takes this special opportunity to reiterate our support of professional rugby in South Africa. SVL’s branch in Cape Town coordinates our relationship with the national MyPlayers organisation, and we spoke to the team about how rugby players (including the Springboks) are benefiting from their efforts.
It’s easy to get so focused on the action of rugby games that one overlooks the logistical effort they require – particularly the challenges that professional rugby players face while ensuring that they and their families are smoothly relocated wherever in the world their sporting commitments take them.
Through an agreement dating back close on ten years, Stuttaford Van Lines has proudly supported South Africa’s official rugby players’ organisation, MyPlayers, and by extension professional rugby players at a provincial and national level.
According to SVL’s Director and Cape Town Branch Manager, Mike Kitshoff, Stuttaford Van Lines is frequently selected by professional rugby players for their removals.
This is not just due to the special rates which are facilitated via their association with MyPlayers or the shared colour green, but rather the special level of care that all rugby players receive from the brand’s staff throughout the country and overseas (through SVL’s carefully selected international partners).
Mike’s passion for rugby is clear, and over the years he has built up strong personal relationships with major players as well as their families throughout the rugby fraternity.
Whether dropping a much-appreciated gift basket off at the house of a rugby player recovering from surgery, or enjoying a friendly chat with another over lunch – where the conversation revolves around anything but ‘shop talk’ of rugby – Mike always takes the time for the small touches.
Thanks to those personal relationships, it’s not surprising that when rugby players need to move, they regularly prefer phoning him on his cellphone rather than contacting the office first!
It’s only fair then that Mike speaks on behalf of all the staff at Stuttaford Van Lines with his closing message for the Springboks, wishing them well ahead of the Rugby World Cup: “They need to do us proud and bring back the trophy. We know that they can do it.”
For highly personalised support, professional rugby players planning a removal can contact Christoff Geldenhuys, SVL Cape Town’s Corporate Marketing Executive, on 083 630 2952 (cellphone), 021 514 8700 (office) or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.