90th anniversary walk

2019-02-19 06:00
Battswood Football Club’s u.12 team.

Battswood Football Club’s u.12 team.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

To mark its 90th anniversary, Battswood AFC in Wynberg will host an inaugural fun walk at William Herbert Sports Ground. The commemorative 5km walk, starting at 07:00 on Saturday 23 February will see participants walking through the streets of Wynberg to touch on some of the historical points. Entry costs from R30 for children and R50 for adults and are open until the day of the walk. Proceeds from the walk and any other monies raised will go towards covering the cost of the club’s financial commitments.

Mark Bredeveldt, the chairperson of the club, said this aims to educate the public about the history of the club which has been carried over since 1929, and also celebrate the period of existence, surviving against many odds “in the interest of promoting football as a vehicle to developing the youth through sport”.

He said the club was formed by the teachers and students of Battswood Training College and over time has enjoyed success in various competitions and has produced some famous sportsmen such as Bevan Fransman, Brendon Augustine and Roger Links who have represented the country as part of the South African national team in the past. Over the years, the club has managed to secure about 200 members, with most of them coming from different disadvantaged communities.

Bredeveldt said: “We encourage members of the public to acknowledge Battswood Football Club’s history, commitment and sacrifices during the anti- apartheid years by joining us for this inaugural commemorative walk. Essentially, the event is intended to allow members, family, friends and supporters of the club to share in the history through this event which will be followed by refreshments and a bite to eat that will be on sale on the day.”

According to Bredeveldt, all participants will receive a medal upon completion.

V For registration and payment details, visit their Facebook page: Battswood AFC, or call Mark Bredeveldt on 083 412 9420 or Alan Donough on 082 738 1217.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.