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

Stellenbosch University SAU 1977

SAU (joint) champions 1978 Durban – this was the first and only time that an SU team (Maties) won any HE tournament

Stellenbosch University SAU champs 1978

Stellenbosch University SAU champs 1978

On our home turf in 1979, with a stronger team, we were expecting to win, but came 4th. Over-confident, over-prepared…

Stellenbosch University SAU 1979

Stellenbosch University SAU 1979

A photo of the 1978 team with SAU trophy that appeared in the local newspaper

SAU champs 1978

SAU champs 1978

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Thank you for visiting my outdoor blog. documents my experiences over many years of appreciating, and adventuring in, Nature. It celebrates visual beauty, advocates minimal impact, reflects on humans’ relationship with our ecosphere, spans the planet but focuses on the wild diversity of southern Africa. Photos, videos and GPS maps of hiking, cycling, kayaking, abseiling, canoeing and windsurfing..



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