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Press release from Paarl Gim in March 2017 re: Pieter Rossouw’s temporary consultancy agreement in Japan during the 2017 school rugby season
Paarl Gymnasium Director of Rugby and Head Coach, Pieter Rossouw has entered into a temporary consultancy agreement with a Japanese first division rugby team. The contract between the club and Rossouw has been structured to enable him to continue in his position as Director of Rugby at Paarl Gymnasium. Pieter will be with the Gym 1st team for its next 7 encounters (Affies, Garsfontein, EG Jansen, Paul Roos, Waterkloof, Grey Bloem and Rondebosch).
He will join the Japanese club middle May and will not be present at the games against Oakdale, SACS, Bishop and Landbou. Helmut Lehmann will take over the role of Head Coach for these 4 games.
Pieter’s arrangement with the club ends in June which means that he will be back to oversee the preparation and important matches against Wynberg and PBHS during the second half of the season.
Paarl Gym Head Master, Eddie Bateman, was relieved that Pieter was able to arrange his contract with Toshiba in a way that limits the period of his absence. “We are privileged to have someone of Pieter’s stature as our Director of Rugby. He has already made a significant contribution to our rugby and we are seeing the results of his good work in the way all our teams are playing. It is our intension to keep Pieter with us as long as possible and our willingness to allow Pieter to pursue this opportunity has enabled us to secure his services for the 2018 season.”