Highlands Park F.C.

Red and White

Rand Stadium
Rex Evans
Wally Barnes
P.O. Box 198, Orange Grove, Johannesburg
From their very beginning in the N.F.L. which was in 1960, Highlands Park were one of it's leading clubs. They rivalled Durban City for the title of most glamorous team in the short history of professional soccer in South Africa.

Highlands Park found their origin in Balfour Park which ground served as their home venue before they decided to move to Rand Stadium. Since their inception, inspired by then first chairman, Mr. Lucke Matus, Highlands never ceased to improve their team and were involved in many transfer deals.

Perhaps their most expensive purchase was Freddie Kalk from Southern Suburbs but others have been Charlie Gough, Bobby Hume and Willie McIntosh from Scotland and the South Americans Santoro and Walter from Hellenic. Malcolm Rufus, their captain, was signed from Durban City and led them in most of their triumphs.

The next president, Mr. Rex Evans was just as ambitious as his predecessor and imported as manager Wally Barnes, the former Arsenal player and Welsh International.

Mr. L. Matus

Rex Evans

Clubs Records

U.T.C. Bowl: Runners up to Durban City in in 1961, Runners up to Southern Suburbs in 1963.
Castle Cup: Won the Castle Cup in 1961, 1965, 1966 and 1967.
Champion of Champions: Shared the Honours with Durban City and Germiston Callies in 1962.

League Results
PWD LFA PPosition
1960 28193 68036 411st
1961 30195 68638 432nd
1962 34235 68537 511st
1963 34217 69144 492nd
1964 32207 59548 471st
1965 30235 210336 511st
1966 30226 210126 501st
1967 28183 78248 372nd

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Highlands Park F.C.

Stars ....

George Ryder

Freddie Kalk

Cliff Durandt

Charlie Gough

John Stewart

Rafi Levi

Stan Jacobitz

Willie McIntosh

Bobby Hume

Joe Frickleton

Julie Kaplan


Malcolm Rufus

Phillip Weir