RHODESIAN-ZIMBABWEAN WORLDWIDE REUNION
SUNDAY 6 – 13 NOVEMBER 2005 .
Since the beginning of the last century our tiny nation has produced some wonderful sporting heroes in swimming, diving, water polo, rugby, cricket, golf, hockey, shooting and many of the other sporting disciplines. We had world champions in motorcycling, a world no 1 golfer and cricketer as well as many national and international sport stars including the golden girls who won Olympic Gold at Moscow.
During the reunion week on the social side we intend holding a gathering for as many sports people as possible where old friends can meet regardless of the level of sport they played. It is also a time where we can remember and honour those who were/are truly great sport personalities.
On the sporting side we will be holding golf and bowls events for those who wish to play whilst they are here. If you are interested in playing kindly complete the details on the reunion questionnaire.
We also need your help in compiling a list of sporting stars as our records are scant and memories are fading. We would be grateful if you could expand on our list and we are asking for you to assist us with detailed information on any sporting great. This information if possible should include details of their sporting history and possibly a photograph on an A4 page so we can display it at the reunion. If you could sent any information on email to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxing us on 031 267 1542 or mail at 7 Barham Road , Westville. Our phone is 031 266 0836
So if you know of any sports people and other Rhodesians-Zimbabweans let them know we are having a “friendship week” where everyone is invited to enjoy a week of fun. Come on let get together one more time.
RHODESIAN-ZIMBABWEAN SPORTING HEROES
Wrex & Mary Tarr
Terry Sullivan : Rhodesia first sub miler ran in Dublin in Dec 1958.
Cyprian Tseiwa : Fastest mile in 3min 59.8 seconds
Mariette Van Heerden : LA Olympics
BSAP – SBY WOMENS BASKET BALL 1970
Six of the team are seen right: WPO D. Scawthon, Mrs. J. Donaldson and WFR L. Roblyn (standing) and WPO D. Grierson, WPO D. Fynn and Mrs. Linda Sweeting. The other four members of the team were Mrs. B Dean, Miss W. Armstrong, Miss J. Boyd and Mrs. H. Wixley.
Herbie Gibbons : Rhodesian and South African Champion
Nigel Bothwell : Rhodesian and South African Champion
Jackie van Staden
Piet van Staden
Larry Farren : Middleweight
Reg Gaskon : Lightweight
Greg Gardiner : Welterweight chosen for the 1968 Olympic Games
Colin Bland : Springbok Recognised as the best outfielder in the 60,s
Tony Pithey : Springbok
David Pithey : Springbok
Jackie Du Preez : Springbok
John Traicos : Springbok
Mike Proctor : Springbok : 6 successive centuries for Rhodesia 1970/1
Godfrey Lawrence : Rhodesia
Joe Partridge : Rhodesia
Cecil Harris : Rhodesia
D. Tomlinson : Rhodesia
David Lewis : Rhodesia
Rob Ullyett : Rhodesia
Don Arnott : Rhodesia
Peter Carlstein : Rhodesia
Brian Davidson : Rhodesia
Chris Duckworth : Rhodesia
Percy Mansell : Rhodesia
Robin Jackman : Rhodesia
Jack Heron : Rhodesia
Vince Hogg : Rhodesia
Brian Barbour : Rhodesia
Duncan Fletcher : Rhodesia & English Coach
Paddy Clift : Rhodesian & Natal
Peter Rawson : Zimbabwe & Natal
Andy Flowers : Wisden's Cricket of the year
Heath Streak : Zimbabwe
Graham Hick : Zimbabwe and England
Rhodesia and SA Schools
Nic Frangos, John McPhun, Mathews, Rawlings, Pafitis, Nelson, Parker and Colin Bland
Dennis Watson : Rhodesian Sportsman of the Year 1975
Nicky Price : World no 1 Golfer
Anthea Allan/Stewart : Springbok
ZimbabweLadies team : Gold Medal Moscow Olympic Games
Yvonne Robinson - Rhodesia and Springbok Ladies Hockey
RHODESIAN SCHOOLS - 1953, 1954, 1955
RHODESIA - 1959, 1960, 1967 TO 1976
SPRINGBOKS - 1967 TO 1973
Peter Wilson - Springbok Hockey, Rhodesian Nuffield and South African Schools Cricket
RHODESIAN SCHOOLS HOCKEY - 1962
SPRINGBOK HOCKEY - 1971
RHODESIAN NUFFIELD CRICKET - 1962
SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS CRICKET - 1963
Glen Wilson - Rhodesia Nuffield Schools Cricket, Rhodesian Hockey
RHODESIAN NUFFIELD SCHOOLS CRICKET - 1953 & 1954
RHODESIAN HOCKEY - 1959
Maureen Wilson -
RHODESIAN SCHOOLS HOCKEY - 1956
RHODESIAN JUDO ASSOCIATION
The RJA was founded in 1963 by Michael Wells, Brian and Pat Warren and Michael Hanan.
For political reasons, all international competition was banned between the years 1965 to 1980. It was a great disappointment being banned at the last minute from participating in the 1972 Olympic Games, but judo in Rhodesia continued to grow. All international competitions were limited to South Africa who was also banned from competitions in many parts of the world.
During this period, Mike Wells became the first Rhodesian to be awarded a Black Belt. He also the Manager and Coach for some of the Rhodesian Teams
Bobby Wilson - Athlete - Co-founder of Bulawayo Harriers - Holder of the 10 Miles Race from 1926 - 1928. and holder of the 1 Mile for over 20years. Raced against Arthur Newton on numerous occasions
Ray Amm : World Champion
Gary Hocking : World Champion
Jim Redman : World Champion
John Love : Rhodesian Sportsman of the year 1971
: SA Champion 6 years
Sam Tingle : Rhodesian Champion 5 out of 6 years in the 1960's.
Ian Mackintosh : Rhodesia , Natal and Springbok coach
Des van Jaarsveld : Rhodesian and Springbok Captain
Andy MacDonald : Springbok
Ronnie Hill : Springbok
Ian Robertson : Springbok
David Smith : Springbok
Ray Mordt : Springbok
Ian Rodgers : Springbok
Adrian Garvey : Springbok
Gary Teichmann : Springbok Captain (most capped Captain)
John Barritt : Rhodesia
Ivor Brownlee : Rhodesia
Ryk Van Schoor : Rhodesia
Salty Durand : Rhodesia
John Morkel : Rhodesia
Joe Pretorius : Rhodesia
Ian Bond : Rhodesia
Allan Poole : Rhodesia
Butch Von Horsten : Rhodesia
Tony Watson : Natal
Brian Murphy : Rhodesia .
Mike Mulligan : Rhodesia
Don Ogilvie : Rhodesia
Don Northcroft : Rhodesia
Bobby Knott : Rhodesia
BSAP UMTALI RUGBY 1st XV
Back row: G. Meecham; W.O.II; Mr. H. Botha; P/O. N. Surtees; S/O. D. Wood ; P/O. A.Stronge: P/O. N. Brent; P/O. G. Bigg; S/O. J. Milner; P/O D. de Gray-Birch
Front row: Mr D. Coetzee; S/O. M. Rowley; P/O. C. Atkinson (Secretary /Treasurer); Inspr. N. Cook ( Captain); Snr. Asst. Comm. T.W. Egleton ( Chairman); Mr M. W. Clipstone (Coach); Inspr. M Torrance ( Trainer ); P/O. D. Lurie; P/O. B. G. Pretorius ( Vice Capitan)
Absent; S/O. P. Moore ; S/O. R. Howard; S/O. P. Shearing; P/O. D. Olds; Mr. A. Heany;Mr. J. Martin.
Nick and Gaye Erskine
SWIMMING & DIVING
John Keyter : 100 & 200mts butterfly.
Natalie Steward : World backstroke record
Rod Hamilton : 50 meter Individual medley – Rhodesian and South African
record. 100 mtr butterfly - Rhodesian & South African
champion. : 1972 Munich Olympic Team.
Bob Hatherley : 100 & 200 mts breastroke. Rhodesian and South African record holder in both events. 1972 Olympic team.
Ken Borain :100 mts freestyle - Rhodesian and South African record :
1972 Munich Olympic Team.
Andrew Young : Swimming – freestyle – Rhodesia . 1972 Olympic Team.
Kim Brandt : Swimming – backstroke Rhodesia . 1972 Olympic Team.
Don Libermann : Diving
Terry Rossiter : Diving
Rob Stewart : Diving
Evan Stewart : Diving
Geof Cox : Diving
Tracy Cox : Diving
Rupert van der Riet : Small bore chosen for the Olympics
Peter Maunder : Small bore chosen for the Olympics
Joan Mitchell : Small bore chosen for the Olympics
David Arnold : Pistol shooting
Daniel Alexander Hartman -1977 Practical Pistol Worldchampionship
Eileen Safra Hartman
1977 Practical Pistol World Champ
Pat Walkden : Won SA Sugar Circuit
Adrian Bey, Frank Solomon, Hank Irvine and Roy Stilwell : Rhodesian Davis Cup Team
Paul Semple : Water polo – Rhodeisa.
Ken Borain : Water polo – Rhodesia .
John Keyter : Water polo – Rhodesia
John Orkin : Chosen for the 1968 Olympic Games
Anthony Crossley : Chosen for the 1964, 1968 Olympics, Manager 1980 Olympics
Peter Morganrood : 1978 Olympics
John Kelly: 1978 Olympics
David Butler : Chosen for the 1968 Olympic
John Kelly : Chosen for the 1968 Olympic
Please excuse the name and other errors with the majority of these names coming from memories of long ago and not sporting history books. Feel free to add additional people and change the details and email the changes to email@example.com