Blue Bulls statement on colours and emblem

2010-01-15 10:53

THE Blue Bulls Company yesterday issued a statement regarding the

reports that the Blue Bulls rugby sides may have to change their colours and

emblem following a meeting of the Tshwane Sports Council (TSC).

The statement by Barend van Graan, chief executive of the Blue

Bulls Company, referred to the speculations in the media regarding the possible

change of the Blue Bulls colours and logo.

“Yesterday evening the TSC and Gauteng North Sport

Council (GNSC) met at Loftus Versfeld.

“The new TSC was instituted in November 2009 and the new executive

invited the sport federations of the old GNSC to discuss certain issues, e.g.

the constitution, legitimacy of the election of the TSC executive, the

composition of the executive, new logo and colours, etc. The issue of colours

and logo was never discussed at the meeting.

“The GNSC used the blue and the daisy as utilised by the Blue Bulls

as their colour and logo. The issue of new logo and colours led to the rumours

and discussion that the Blue Bulls teams will have to change their colours and

logo to the new colours and logo of the TSC, in the future.”

The meeting led by TSC chairperson Bismarck Mosue ended in chaos

when a vote of no confidence in the chairperson was accepted by those at the


This resulted in the supporters of the new TSC leaving the meeting.

The rest of the sports federations elected an interim committee under the

leadership of Chaka Croukamp of the Tshwane University of Technology to organise

a meeting between the executives of the TSC and the GNSC as soon as possible and

to communicate the new draft constitution to the sports federations and get

input from the federations by the end of next month.

These federations indicated that they are not opposing the new

sport structures of the government but that they oppose the approach and

processes followed in the election of the TSC executive and adoption of the new


The Blue Bulls Company is the registered owner of the following

trademarks: the daisy (in white shield), Blue Bulls logo, Bulls, Bulletjie,

Loftus Versfeld and Vodacom Bulls Babes.

“The Blue Bulls Rugby Union and the Blue Bulls Company would like

to make it clear that their development programmes are in line with the SA Rugby

and new government sport structures.

“Furthermore the Blue Bulls Company will protect its intellectual

property because we have built an international brand with supporters all over

South Africa and in the rest of the rugby world,” Van Graan said.


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