WPRFU pays tribute to Clive Hirschsohn

PUBLISHED: February 19, 2018

The Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former WP Rugby (Pty) Ltd Chairman Clive Hirschsohn.

Hirschsohn sadly passed away last week at the age of 85.

A successful businessman who served as Managing Director of both American Swiss and the Foschini Group in a distinguished career, Hirschsohn was appointed a Director of WP Rugby (Pty) Ltd in 1997 before serving a five year term as Chairman from 1999 until 2004.

President of the WPRFU, Mr Thelo Wakefield, said that Hirschsohn will be remembered fondly for his service to rugby.

“Clive Hirschsohn was a renowned businessman who played a key role in the professional arm of Western Province Rugby.

“He will be remembered for his contributions to the game and our condolences go out to his family,” he said.