The Bulls have released a statement following recent reports on the possible change of colours and emblems at the union.
I refer to the speculations in the media regarding the possible change of the Blue Bulls colours and logo. Yesterday evening the Tshwane Sport Council (TSC) and Gauteng-North Sport Council (GNSC), met at Loftus Versfeld.
The TSC is part of the new sub sport structures of the Gauteng Sport Council and forms part of the new sport structures that government is currently implementing nationally with its focus on mass participation in sport, not professional sport.
The new TSC was instituted in November 2009 and the new executive invited the sport federations of the old GNSC to discuss certain issues at a meeting last night, 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 future.
The meeting led by the chairman, Bismarck Mosue, ended in chaos when a vote of no confidence in the chairman was accepted by the meeting.
This resulted in the supporters of the new TSC leaving the meeting. The rest of the Sports Federations elected an interim committee under chairmanship of Chaka Croukamp (TUT), to organise a meeting between the executives of the TSC and the GNSC as soon as possible and communicate the new draft constitution to the Sport Federations and get input from the federations by the end of February 2010.
These federations indicated that they are not opposing the new sport structures of government but that they oppose the approach and processes followed in the election of the TSC executive and adoption of the new constitution.
The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd is the registered owner of the following trademarks- the Daisy (in white shield), Blue Bulls logo, Bulls, Bulletjie, Loftus Versfeld and Vodacom Bulls Babes. See annexure.
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 protects it’s intellectual property because we have build a international brand with supporters all over South-Africa and in the rest of the rugby world.
We will keep you informed!
Barend van Graan, CEO