Meet The Team

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Brett Burnill

Director

 

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Brett Burnill joined the Sports Industry in April 2003 after almost 10 years in corporate. He holds a LLB and LLM from the University of Natal and is keen sports person having played premier league cricket in Kwa Zulu Natal for 10 years and has completed 3 Comrades Marathons, 2 Dusi Canoe marathons and numerous Midmar miles, 94.7 and Amashova cycle races. Brett is married to Caryn and has a daughter, Jenna, who is 14 years old.
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Peter Reeves

Director

 

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Samantha Gunther

Assistant Brand Manager Arena

 

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Samantha was born in South Africa; raised in New Zealand; and back in South Africa for over 6 years. Has been a competitive swimmer for many years and participated in many different sporting codes over the years. Holds a Bachelor of Sport and Business degree and loves the business of sport. Looks forward to continue learning and growing at Leisure Holdings.

Erwin Scmidt

Gilbert Brand Manager Arena

 

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Erwin is very accomplished academically and on the sports field. He has a Degree in Advertising, PR and Mass-Communication as well as National Diplomas in Mathematics , Sociology, Marketing and History from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE, USA. He has represented South Africa Internationally at Youth and Junior Level for Track and Field. During his 6 year stint in the United States he competed for UNL at NCAA Division 1 level, and later on switch over to rugby which leaded to his inclusion in the USA Eagles 7’s – 2010 IRB Players Pool. He continued his rugby career further north for OPSB playing 15’s and 7’s (currently known as Seattle Sarecens) in the Super and British Columbian Leagues. Upon his return to South Africa he represented the Valke Rugby Union 15’s in the Vodacom Cup and Curry Cup Div 1. His hobbies include Fishing, Research, Classic Cars and Artifacts. His sports goals for the future include the Midmar Mile, Half Ironman, Triathlon, Two Oceans Marathon and The Otter Race.

Nick Rowe

Grays Brand Manager

 

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Nick has participated in many sporting codes but always enjoyed hockey that much more. He started playing hockey from a very young age (age 4) where the passion for the sport all began. Through the years he has competed at both Provincial and Premier league level, winning tournaments such as USSA and Varsity Cup as well as the South Gauteng Premier League a number of times. Nick has coached senior boys hockey teams as well as U13 Boys District Hockey. Being a Grays sponsored player he had no difficulty in promoting the brand.
Nick has a degree in Accounting and has completed his Honours in Financial Management at the University of Johannesburg in 2016. In the same year he joined Leisure Holdings as the Grays Hockey Brand Manager.

Mike Andrews

Sales & Sponsorship Representative

 

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Born and raised in the Eastern Cape. Holds a National Dip for Sports Management from NMMU (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University). Michael enjoys all sporting codes, he played rugby for the majority, with a 1 year stint in New Zealand playing rugby league. At the moment a very keen squash player and busy training for his first 70.3 Half Ironman.

Arne Van Staden

Arne Van Staden

Sales Representative
Gauteng & Surrounding

 

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I have been involved with Leisure Holdings for close on 5 years. I am a keen sportsman with no particular interested in one sport only. Having completed numerous triathlons and MTB races, I have now also added Trail running and obstacle racing to my list of sporting interests.. I have been married for two years and am a proud daddy of a baby boy.