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
11-12 December 1999 Our judgement impaired by a few beers and a bottle of red wine over dinner one night in the Strand, Ron, Peter and I resolved to try the Cederberg Traverse from Wuppertal to Algeria again - in the heat of December (a previous attempt was...read more
November 1999 This trail represented a reunion of sorts for those who had walked the Tsitsikamma Trail. Unfortunately, the whole group couldn't make it, but Watty, Peter, Big Ron, Charlotte, Lorette and Nico did. Boosmansbos Nature Reserve straddles the Langeberg...read more
Northern Kruger Park: July 1999 The Nyalaland was our first Kruger wilderness trail (FAQ). It's one of the less popular trails in Kruger, but it has a special place in our hearts. Some low-res photos follow...read more
June 1999 The Cederberg is probably my favourite wilderness area. Little can compare to the remoteness, the silence and timelessness of those mountains. Ron and I resolved to tackle one of the classic wilderness routes - Algeria to Wuppertal, by way of Crystal...read more