Yorkie Legends

Yorkie Legends

  • Sandra Farrell was the first Yorkie to achieve Provincial Colours in hockey in the 70’s.
  • In 1991 Marjorie Thomas made the SA School’s hockey squad.
  • Neil Hutchinson was selected for SA Schools B hockey side and later the WP hockey side.
  • Peter Rimbault played as the Natal Hockey Keeper.
  • In 1984, after leaving school, Wayne Hill was selected for SA under 21.
  • Bruce Philp represented SA Schools at cricket.
  • Helen Griffiths and Marjorie Thomas had a tremendous influence on York High and SWD Athletics for many years. Both competed at South African Junior level and Marjorie as a long jumper progressed to the SA Senior Championships.
  • EP colours were awarded to Peter Hardcastle and Melissa Pienaar. In 1998 York captained both S Cape teams to the SA Schools A and B meetings and Peter Hardcastle was awarded the EP Victor Ludorum Trophy.
  • Kate Turner was awarded Eastern Cape colours in all four horse riding disciplines.
  • In 1993 Glen Haldane achieved Springbok Colours (U21) for Polo Crosse for the fourth time.
  • Sandy Farrell, Craig Dugmore (1978) and Nanette van Rooyen (1981) were ranked in the top 10 squash players in the country.
  • In the early nineties there emerged two outstanding surfers in Sean Holmes and David Pfaff. Both won Springbok colours, toured Indonesia and Brazil and finished high up in the South African seeding’s. Sean’s decision to turn professional in 1995 came as no surprise. Following their example York surfers and body boarders continue to excel. George McHugh (7th in SA Boarding Champs, Kim Pfaff (Junior Springbok colours as a judge), Angelo Camacho (3rd ranked Body boarding judge), Janet Havemann (11th place in World Championship in Bali and ranked at No 2 in SA (U18) and No 5 in Ladies Division) have all put York Surfers in the national spotlight.
  • Ian and Ronald Paxton earned a place in the South African SP 14 World’s team and travelled to Ireland to represent their country.