Hennie Strauss, New SATA President

Hennie Strauss, New SATA President

After the resignation of Ruan Moutan, SATA raised a vote to have a new president selected that would lead and improve touch rugby in South Africa. SATA is glad to announce that Hennie Strauss has been elected president of the South Africa Touch Association. Hennie started playing Touch at end of 2000 socially during his Matric final exams at Edenvale Rugby Club; “healthy body healthy mind”. After Matric he studied Computer Science and kept on playing touch rugby on the odd occasion but mainly as a means to keep his fitness and skill levels up for rugby.  After his studies he left South Africa to further his career in IT in the UK and carried on playing rugby. It was only when he returned to South Africa in 2004 that he started playing touch rugby a bit more seriously and was selected to represent Easterns at the 2005 Senior IPT in Durban. From that tournament in Durban his love for touch rugby grew exponentially as the touch rugby community, sport and friends were just something he hadn’t experienced before in any other sport. He left South Africa again in 2007 for London (yet another career move) but carried on playing Touch for Hot Custard (#456) in the London leagues as well as the National Touch Series over the 2008 Summer Season. He returned to South Africa at the end of 2008 and was voted in as Easterns Chairman at the beginning of 2009 which was a daunting task but a great privilege which he accepted with open arms. He finished up my rugby career in 2009 at Wits Rugby club and only kept playing on the...
Ruan Mouton Resigns as SATA President

Ruan Mouton Resigns as SATA President

It is with regret that we inform our touch community of Ruan Mouton’s resignation as SATA President with immediate effect. Ruan has been at the head of South African touch rugby for the last 6 years. Association chairmen have been notified and nominations have been called to find a suitable replacement before the 2015 SATA AGM. We will keep you posted regarding our...
Steeden Announced as Official Ball Supplier

Steeden Announced as Official Ball Supplier

The South African Touch Association (SATA) are very pleased and excited to announce that as of October 2014, Steeden SA are the official ball supplier for SATA. For those of you that don’t know, STEEDEN International are also the official ball supplier for theFederation of International Touch (F.I.T). SATA is looking forward to a great working relationship with Steeden...