This page features some personal memories about playing the game. To find out how I think about football, go here.
Playing for Stellenbosch University in the South African University (SAU) tournaments was the absolute highlight of a playing career that spanned 30 years.
These were tough-looking students – SAU 1977 Pretoria
SAU (joint) champions 1978 Durban – this was the first and only time that an SU team (Maties) won any HE tournament
On our home turf in 1979, with a stronger team, we were expecting to win, but came 4th. Over-confident, over-prepared…
A photo of the 1978 team with SAU trophy that appeared in the local newspaper
Mountain man, Paul Verhoeven, has been the de facto custodian of my adventure bucket list, although he is unlikely to know this. It was he who pointed out the gaps in my admittedly-very-short list of abseil adventures, and insisted that the popular kloofing trips on...read more
Kevin had suggested a hike that has long been on our list: the Wemmershoek Traverse from Mont Rochelle above Franschhoek across the Wemmershoek mountains to the MCSA’s Agtertafelberg hut. When the designated weekend arrived heavy rain was forecast so departure was...read more
Koue Bokkeveld mountains In 2009 the inaugural Rim of Africa mega-hike was aborted two days shy of our destination, Turret Peak, due to adverse weather. By then we had been on trail for 10 or 11 days. But I have always wanted to eventually get to Turret Peak, so when...read more
It’s spring in the Cape and Santie decided that she wanted to hunt a wild population of blushing brides (Serurria florida) in Assegaaiboschkloof, the valley in which the Berg River rises before it drains into the Berg River Dam. So Santie, Magdel and I set off with a...read more