A captain on and off the field
The former Welwitschias captain said he is loving his role at King Price.
29 March 2019 | People
Pull Quote: “I love what I do, and knowing that I am apart of such a prestigious brand that is growing every day, makes me happy.”- Jacques Burger, manager for King Price Insurance southern region.
Jacques Burger, who is well known for his skills on the rugby field, has now joined the corporate world and is the manager of King Price Insurance for the southern region of Namibia.
Having been the captain of Namibia’s national rugby team, the leadership position came easy for him.
Burger made his international debut against Zambia in 2004.
He participated in the 2007, 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups, and has left an indelible mark on the hearts of Namibians with his bravery and skill.
At the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the then International Rugby Board’s Rugby News Service listed Jacques Burger as one of the top five players of the tournament.
It said he was "consistently the shining light in his side" and that "even as opposition scores mounted, the 28-year-old continued to tirelessly throw himself into the tackle and threaten turnover ball in the rucks".
Following a concussion versus Georgia in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Burger announced his retirement from international rugby.
He then joined the King Price family in the south.
Among other things, Burger is also a farmer and says that one of the biggest challenges he has faced thus far has been the drought that continually looms over all the farms and farm owners’ heads.
Burger’s job is to take care of the King Price Insurance brand and to make sure it grows and flourishes.
“There is not a day that I am not in the field, so I wouldn’t say that I have a typical day in the office. I love what I do, and knowing that I am apart of such a prestigious brand that is growing every day, makes me happy,” Burger said.
He said all the injuries he experienced on the rugby field were challenges that came with the job, and at King Price Insurance the only challenge is making sure the brand grows to its full capacity.
“Everyone here at King Price have a common goal and they are diverse, so there is nothing that really sets me apart from my colleagues.”
Burger is inspired by his family, whom he loves spending time with. He also loves being a farmer and seeing the fruit of his labours, both in the office and in the field.