As he stands on the lush green grass of Loftus Versfeld, Warrick Gelant considers what it means to be part of the Vodacom Bulls family.
“I was raised by my mother and while I didn’t have any father and son experiences, having my mother’s support meant so much to me. That family bond is what we’re looking for as a team.
We know that’s what we need to take this team and this union forward again,” says the Vodacom Bulls and Springbok fullback, who is currently recovering from a shoulder injury.
And family bonds will indeed be the focus for this team when the Vodacom Bulls host the Vodacom Red Family Day at Loftus on Saturday 29 September.
The Vodacom Red Family Day forms part of a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences exclusive to Vodacom Red clients.
The lucky families who win the chance to be part of this experience will join the players as well as celebrity Vodacom Bulls supporters such as actress Connie Ferguson and Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp and their respective families in a day of family fun and games.
Young Vodacom Bulls fans will get exclusive access to their favourite players at an autograph signing session, and the families will be able to watch the Rugby Championship Test between the Springboks and Australia on the big screen at Loftus.
And even for the players, it’s a day that forms part of a bigger message that resonates with many of them as they’ve been part of several unique family experiences arranged by Vodacom Red and under the greater #BullsFamily slogan.
“The biggest thing about the Vodacom Bulls is the feeling of family here,” said hooker Edgar Marutlulle. “We need to chase after that and pursue it deeply with every single person that works here.”
Prop Pierre Schoeman remembers how he used to idolise Bakkies Botha and knows the power he holds to inspire young Vodacom Bulls fans.
“You know, it’s about a kid who believes in a dream and can come here and see that. He sees those players he looks up to. For us as players it’s about ploughing back into their lives and truly living our slogan by showing them what it means to be part of the #BullsFamily.”
As a Vodacom Red client, or as a Vodacom Bulls player, family comes first. And on Saturday 29 September 2018, the #BullsFamily will celebrate this with the winning Vodacom Red families.
To stand a chance to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime family experience, Vodacom Red clients must register at www.vodacom.co.za/redrewards .
Exclusive to Vodacom Red!