Toyota Cheetahs News Toyota Cheetahs News Free State Cheetahs Academy It has and will always remain our primary goal as human beings to grow and allow growth to take place, even if the conditions and resources are not always favourable.<br><br> At the Toyota Free State Cheetahs we thrive on being the breading ground of opportunity but we have added and new dimension to it of late and that is to move from good to great on all dimensions of the game, even more so in the development of the current and new players and human beings.<br><br> This was the message from the coaches and management to the junior players who attended the Toyota Free State Cheetahs Academy welcoming function.<br><br> The Director of Rugby at the Toyota Free State Cheetahs, Rory Duncan shared the core values in terms of the philosophies the hold dear at the Toyota Free State Cheetahs to make sure the new players and parents were on same page as to where the company is going and also how they will play their part in the realisation of that.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Super Rugby and Currie Cup head coach, Franco Smith also shared fundamental values and expectations with the boys and parents making sure that they desire it with utmost depth to continue the legacy of the Cheetahs ensuring they understand the value off the jersey with the Free State badge at the front.<br><br> It was Coach Izak van der Westhuizen, head of the academy who laid out the plan for the year 2017 and also shared goals as to where the academy will and should be in a few years.<br> For everyone involved with the academy it is important that we install lifelong goals and values in each other and open up avenueand#39;s outside rugby daily through studying, working , doing community based projects all which we aim to do this year and in future at the Toyota Free State Cheetah.<br><br> Melusi Mthethwa, the Head Coach of the under 19 Free State Cheetahs team, as enthusiastic as always, gave an inspirational talk about how we need to work in unity and together set and achieve goals, both and off the field.<br><br> The function was a huge success. The parents and young players have started the year on a high and we trust that we will work together in that synchronised fashion this year and for many more to come.<br><br> 2017-01-16 2017 Season Tickets 2017 Season ticket will also secure the option to purchase your seat for the 2017 test match in Toyota Stadium.<br><br> Season tickets are available at the Toyota Free State Ticket Office or online (<br><br> <br><br> 2017-01-11 Cheetah/Canterbury Shop Now Open Cheetahs / Canterbury Store - Shop UG75<br><br> Loch Logan Waterfront<br><br> (Opposite Ocean Basket)<br><br> 105 Henry Street<br><br> Bloemfontein<br><br> <br><br> 2016-12-02 The Toyota Cheetahs Sponsorship Announcement Canterbury SA , locally distributed by Brand ID Ignite , has announced their Associate Sponsorship ofthe Toyota Cheetahs for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, with immediate effect.<br><br> The sponsorship will see Canterbury become the official kit supplier and associate sponsor to the Toyota Cheetahs and the Free State Rugby Union.<br><br> Canterbury is a UK-based sports clothing company whoandrsquo;s heritage is in rugby. The company is named after the Canterbury area in New Zealand where the company started to make knitwear in 1906. Other than producing rugby kits, the brandis also known for their rugby protective wear, rugby and lifestyle clothing. The brand is widely regarded through rugby-playing nations as the best rugby kit manufacturer in the world including the kit sponsor for global rugby teams such as England, Ireland, Japan and The British Lions.<br><br> "Our Associate Sponsorship makes perfect sense in terms of our International and Local brand alignment to be the no1 Rugby brand in the world. We are delighted to be associated with the Toyota Cheetahs," says Du Toit Botes, Brand President of Canterbury from Brand ID "The Toyota Cheetahs are a very well supported team across South Africa and are the perfect platform for Canterbury to give back to the rugby loving community of the Free State. The Toyota Cheetahs are also known as one of the darlings of South African rugby and are considered as one of South Africaandrsquo;s Big 5 provincial rugby Unions, making us a proud supporter". Wayne Bebb, Chief Executive of Brand ID Ignite added "Canterbury selects our sponsored teams with great care and choose to work with teams that subscribe to the values of the brand. The Cheetahs are a superb team rich in history and the essence of rugby in this region and we are proud to align our brand with the team."<br><br> Harold Verster, MD for the Toyota Cheetahs says; "We are very proud to be partnering with Canterbury as our new kit supplier. Canterbury is a world renowned Rugby brand and we are excited to play our style of Rugby in Canterburyandrsquo;s quality kit. Our Jersey and kit design for 2017 is exiting, fresh and of the highest quality thanks to Canterbury. We are looking forward to a relationship between two Rugby brands."<br><br> 2016-12-01 Cheetahs Launch Calling all supporters to join us for the 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby Jersey reveal and Shop opening.<br><br> <br><br> 2016-11-30 Free State Stadium Suites Hospitality Suites Packages in Free State Stadium includes average amount of 24 tickets to all matches in Free State Stadium, under the jurisdiction of the Free State Rugby Union.<br><br> <br><br> 2016-11-14 SA Rugby congratulates trio of World Rugby Award winners andbull; Seabelo Senatla named Sevens Player of the Year andbull; Rasta Rasivhenge shares Refereeing Award andbull; Special Merit Award to Jean de Villiers <br><br> Mr Mark Alexander, President of SA Rugby, congratulated the three South Africans, Seabelo Senatla, Rasta Rasivhenge and Jean de Villiers, who walked away with honours in various categories at the prestigious World Rugby Awards in London on Sunday night.<br><br> Senatla became the third South African to be crowned the World Rugby Menandrsquo;s Sevens Player of the Year, in association with HSBC, when he edged out Fijiandrsquo;s Osea Kolinisau and Virimi Vakatawa of France for the top award. He scored 66 tries in 10 events in the 2015/16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, which was the second-highest in the 17-year history of the series, before adding four more tries at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.<br><br> "Seabelo gave us many reasons to smile during the last Sevens Series and all of us involved in South African rugby are very proud of this humble and hard-working young man," said Mr Alexander.<br><br> "But rugby is a team sport and Iandrsquo;m sure Seabelo will be the first to give credit to his team-mates andndash; the Blitzboks had a great season and we canandrsquo;t wait for the next series to start, as the challenge will be a great one to take things one step further."<br><br> Rasivhenge shared the World Rugby Referee Award with Alhambra Nievas from Spain. They had the honour of refereeing the menandrsquo;s and womenandrsquo;s Olympic gold medal matches in Rio to bring the curtain down on an impressive season of Sevens rugby.<br><br> The speedy South African referee, who officiated on both the menandrsquo;s and womenandrsquo;s series and took charge of the menandrsquo;s finals in Sydney and Las Vegas, was nominated with Nievas and South Africaandrsquo;s Jaco Peyper and Jandeacute;randocirc;me Garcandegrave;s of France.<br><br> "Rasta, who won our own Outsurance Referee Award a few weeks ago, was rewarded for hours and hours of very hard work and weandrsquo;re proud of him, but also of Jaco and all our other match officials," said Mr Alexander.<br><br> Finally, Mr Alexander paid tribute to former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers, who received the International Rugby Playersandrsquo; Associationandrsquo;s Special Merit Award.<br><br> De Villiers, who played 109 Tests for South Africa, brought the curtain down on a 13-year international career after breaking his jaw at Rugby World Cup 2015. He captained the Boks in 37 Tests and scored 27 tries for the Springboks.<br><br> "When people speak of Jean, he is always referred to as a gentleman and a true ambassador for our country andndash; and I fully agree with those sentiments," said Mr Alexander.<br><br> "Itandrsquo;s humbling to see one of our finest players honoured by World Rugby in this way and heandrsquo;s fully deserving of this award as he has represented the best values of our game in many countries during his illustrious career."<br><br> Also on Monday night, New Zealand scooped the three main awards andndash; the All Blacks were named Team of the Year, Steve Hansen was crowned Coach of the Year and Beauden Barrett was named the Player of the Year.<br><br> 2016-11-14 Free State Stadium Venue Hire For more information regarding Venue Hire at Free State Stadium, see leaflet below.<br><br> alt : View PDF 2016-11-09 Congratulations to Marianna Bibbey Congratulations to Marianna Bibbey who received her brand new Toyota Hilux today.<br><br> We hope you enjoy your amazing prize.<br><br> Thank you Toyota for the successful #HiluxInYourHands competition. <br><br> 2016-11-07 Save the date Experience a beef and beer event hosted by the Toyota Free State Cheetahs.<br><br> Special added BONUS:<br><br> Take a photo with the CURRIE CUP at this amazing event.<br><br> Experience a variety SAB Beer and quality champion Sparta Beef.<br><br> Buy your ticket and get a FREE ticket to the Toyota Cheetahs vs. Lions, 2017 Super Rugby game.<br><br> Make sure you donandrsquo;t miss out.<br><br> Limited tickets available.<br><br> Contact us TODAY at or 051 407 1700<br><br> <br><br> 2016-10-28