Maties Rugby Club has reportedly been left “dismayed” by the process that was followed in appointing former Springbok flank Kabamba Floors as the new Varsity Cup head coach.
Floors was announced as Maties’ new head coach on a three-year contract last week, taking over from former Springbok and England forwards coach Matt Proudfoot, who spent just one season in charge.
The ex-Cheetahs loose forward and Blitzboks captain has come through the ranks in Stellenbosch, first joining Maties as the Young Guns assistant coach in 2016. He has also served as Young Guns head coach, winning the U20 tournament in 2019, Western Province assistant coach in 2021 and then Maties forwards and attack coach in 2022.
However, according to Sunday newspaper Rapport, the process to appoint Floors has been less than straightforward.
Maties Rugby Club are unhappy that the decision was ultimately made by Maties Sport, as the club’s constitution states that they have the mandate to appointment the head coach.
Floors reportedly got three out of five votes from the committee that appointed him, but Maties Rugby Club feel their constitution was ignored by the university. However, Maties Sport’s constitution states that the university will make all appointments.
Ultimately, peace has been made between the two parties, who have agreed that the process that will be followed in the futured will be modeled on Maties Sport.
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