The Falcons – better known by our Afrikaans name the Valke and now known as the Hino Valke. We are a South African rugby union team in Gauteng province that participates in the annual Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup tournaments.
Our home ground is the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park. We have operated from Bosman Stadium in Brakpan and Pam Brink Stadium in Springs. We occasionally still host matches at Bosman Stadium. We draw players from Ekurhuleni and other municipalities to the east and south of Johannesburg.
The Valke Rugby Union was founded in 1947 as the Eastern Transvaal Rugby Football Union. After the 1995 World Cup, rugby was declared a professional sport in South Africa, after which the Eastern Transvaal Rugby Football Union merged with the Vaal Triangle Rugby Union to form the Gauteng Valke Rugby Union. It is one of only fourteen Provincial Unions in the country.
In 2006 we were the Vodacom Cup champions, the first cup won in the history of the union.