On 6 July 2023, Kraatz, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List Group, handed over a scrum machine to the Vipers Rugby Club and the rugby teams of Pionierspark Primary School (Parkies). The handover at Parkies saw representatives from Kraatz, Vipers Rugby Club and Parkies rugby teams coming together for the handover occasion.
The scrum machine valued at N$14 000 was fabricated by Kraatz and will not only support the training of the Vipers Rugby Club’s members who come from all over Windhoek, but also the rugby players of the various age categories of Pionierspark Primary School.
According to Head Coach of the Vipers Rugby Club and Parkies U/13 Rugby Team, Apie Oberholzer, it is his aspiration that his players should reach the higher divisions of the Namibia Rugby Union. Oberholzer: “We are very privileged to have people who want to help with these kinds of projects. From the Vipers Rugby Club and Parkies, we thank you for this scrum machine which will take us to new heights. Thank you to Kraatz and the O&L Group for making this possible. We are proud to have this scrum machine.
Speaking on behalf of Kraatz was Jacobus Calitz, Kraatz Site Manager, who expressed his gratitude for the collaboration on this project and extended the company’s support to the rugby players: “On behalf of Kraatz CV, I would like to officially hand over this scrum machine to Pionierspark Primary School Rugby and to the Vipers Rugby Club. Rugby is a fast-growing sport in Namibia, which invokes feelings of unity, passion, and nostalgia. We hope that this new addition to the school and club will grow the team to reach new victories.”