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The History of Bothasig AFC


The club was formed in 1972 by a committee led by George Clifton and having founder members:

Dick Penfold Mary Mansell Jeff Munslow

During the 1972-74 seasons the club fielded only junior teams and played under the banner of Municipals who were situated in Ronderbosch, as no fields were available in Bothasig
In 1973 through the determination and commitment of George Clifton, his committee and Abe Sher (ex-Milnerton Mayor and strong soccer supporter) the club was finally granted playing fields in De Boerin Street in Bothasig.

It was then left to the committee, parents and junior players to clear the area of port Jackson bushes and plant grass. Through the assistance of contacts and businesses the ground was levelled. Grass was obtained from the Rietvlei area in Milnerton by members making use of there own transport over weekends and planted on the field. The surrounding neighbours allowed the club to make use of their water and hose-pipes to water the grass.

Eventually in 1974 a vibracrete clubhouse and changing-rooms were erected with financial backing from members and an interest free loan from the Municipality. In April of that year the club played their first competitive senior match against Kraaifontein in the 3rd division, under the banner of the Western Province Football Association.

In 1976 the club won promotion to the 2nd division winning all but the final game of the season, which they drew. Both the First and second teams won the league and cup double under the guidance of coach Lucky Campanis.

The club spent the next few years in this division before Gerald Bester finally took the club into the Cape Western League.

After unity in the 1990’s the club joined the Cape Town Tygerberg District where it has grown from strength to strength, currently fielding 12 Senior teams and 11 Junior teams, ranging in age from Under 7 up to the veteran Over 45s and has over 300 playing members.

The previous old vibracrete club-house, which is now used as a Junior Club, has been replaced with a new building with a balcony which overlooks the 4 playing fields now in use.