Germiston Callies F.C.

Maroon & White

Balfour Park
H.W. Holdsworth
Mickey Lill
P.O. Box 15, Germiston
When the N.F.L. was formed in 1959 Germiston Callies were the only club that possessed a ground that was available. Driehoek was the first ground in the country to stage a fully professional game.

Driehoek Stadium

Over four thousand spectators saw Rangers play Germiston Callies that day, and both clubs received a standing ovation from the crowd.

In 1960, Callies tied for top place with Durban City and Highlands Park, but lost the play off and finished third. They also figured in the first National Cup final in 1959 when they lost to Rangers.

Bill McGarvie was their chairman in those hectic days and he signed among others Henry Hauser, Peter Hammer, Neville Pienaar, Graham Bales, Bowie Ching and Peter McEwan.

Their best season was in 1962 when they finished fifth and won the U.T.C. Bowl and later shared the Champion of Champions title with Durban City and Highlands Park.

They signed many players in 1966-67 when Alf Boyd was manager, one of the most notable being Cliff Durandt from Charlton, the London Club. Robertson and Mickey Lill were also notable signings. Long service goalkeeper Ron Orford was considered to be one of the best in the League.

B. McGarvie

Clubs Records

U.T.C. Bowl: winners in 1962

League Results
PWD LFA PPosition
1960 28177 47139 413rd
1961 30174 97474 473rd
1962 34193 127750 415th
1963 34163 157165 358th
1964 32135 147377 3111th
1965 30158 77153 384th
1966 30107 134957 2710th
1967 28108 105552 2810th

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NFL Index

Germiston Callies F.C.
Back Row, Alf Boyd, Mike Fox, Robert Scott, Nick Jooste, Willie Donaldson, Ron Orford, Peter Hammer, Alex Cameron, "Ossie" Crawford, Front Row: Charlie Smith, Jack Woods, Charlie Naude, Mickey Lill, Les Sharpely, John Frazer, Jimmy Robertson.

Stars ....

Ron Orford

Michael Fox

Ronnie Hume

Robert Scott

Koos Labuschagne

Mickey Lill

Charlie Naude

George Galgoezi

John Frazer

Willie Donaldson

Jimmy Robertson

Charlie Smith

Fred Goodwin

Clive Hancock

Nick Jooste