Square Hill United hits 50

2017-03-21 06:03

A great milestone will be celebrated with a host of events for the 50th anniversary of the Square Hill United Football Club.

The amateur club, based in Grassy Park and Retreat, was established as a social club in 1967.

Community leaders and sports enthusiasts identified the need to uplift and celebrate the residents in and around the historic precinct of Square Hill.

Since those early beginnings, which featured pioneers like Graham Lawrence donning the club’s signature navy blue uniform, Square Hill FC has developed into an institution that now serves a dedicated community of players from Steenberg, Capricorn Park, Lavender Hill, Seawinds, Grassy Park and Retreat.

According to one of the club’s executive committee members, Terence Hermanus, who is also president of the South Peninsula Local Football Association (LFA) and holds a position on Safa Cape Town’s regional committee, the Square Hill club has grown in stature and is currently a full member of the South Peninsula LFA.

The club is represented in the South Peninsula LFA league in the following age groups: u.8, u.10, u.12, u.14, u.16, u.18 and u.35 in the first, second and premier divisions.

“Despite the fact that many of our players, particularly the juniors, live in areas hit by severe unemployment and social ills, such as gangsterism and drugs, the club has remained steadfast as a strong moral compass, serving the community through excellence in sport.

“We have – against all odds – managed to guide the young people towards a life of perseverance and achievement.

“It is these qualities, nurtured over 50 years of its existence, that have earned the Square Hill United Football Club the respect of the community from which it hails and that it serves with distinction on and off the field,” says Hermanus.

FestivitiesCelebrations for the club’s anniversary will start at the Rooikrans sports complex on Saturday, with a family day Easter extravaganza from 10:00 for the children’s activities. Entry fee for children is R10, with a potjiekos competition, starting at noon, costing R50 to enter.

The next event will take place next Saturday when a karaoke evening will be hosted at the Grassy Park Hotel at a cost of R30 per person.

Rooikrans sports complex will once again host festivities when the u.16 pre-season tournament kicks off on Saturday 8 April, concluding the following day.

The club has a desperate need for companies or individuals to sponsor or donate for these or future events.V For more information contact club secretary Carin le Roux on 062 126 4103, Nolene Tinker on 062 875 8585 or Terence Hermanus on 082 859 2631.


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