Southern Suburbs F.C.

Red, Black and Gold

Pionier Park
G. A. Upton
Johnny James
P.O. Box 8, Rosettenville, Jhb
An entirely new club, Southern Park, was one of the first members of the N.F.L. In 1960 they were taken over by Southern Suburbs Sport Club and a team building programme launched.

During the seasons of 1962 and 1963 they were a power and their team included such players as Freddie Kalk, "Chookie" Louw, that poacher of goals Johnnie James and centre half Bobby Howe.

A lean spell followed until fostered by Mr. Dick Upton they went into the high transfer market and bought from England players of the ilk of Roy Bailey, Des Horne, Maltby, Robertson, Tony Smith and Brian Orrit.

Local signings were Ron Matthews and Arne Bjornstad from Boksburg and Shuttleworth from East Rand which made them one of the most powerful combinations in the country.

The results were seen in the 1967 season by them winning the National Shield and reaching the U.T.C. Bowl and finishing fourth in the League.

J. James

Clubs Records

League: Runners up to Highlands Park in 1962.
U.T.C. Bowl: Winners in 1963.
Castle Cup: Runners up to Addington in 1963.
Coca-Cola Shield: Winners in 1967

League Results
PWD LFA PPosition
1960 2864 184585 1613th
1961 30139 87459 357th
1962 34219 48945 512nd
1963 34198 78966 464th
1964 3298 155071 2614th
1965 3093 184775 2113th
1966 3097 145260 2511th
1967 28164 87550 364th

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Southern Suburbs F.C.
Back: K. Stevenson, B. de Coute, Mr. Upton (Chairman), R. Bailey, A. Bjornstad. Centre: J. James, D. Pounara, G. Mackenzie, B. Orrit, B. Schultz, G. Thomson. Front: D. Horne, R. Cooke, B. Cunningham, J. Cox..

Stars ....

Zecos Santos

Des Horne

Terry Hinton

John Maltby

Arne Bjornstad

Vic Clark

Bobby Cooke

Hennie Joubert

Tom Robertson

Theo Schmidt

Bryan Orritt


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