HISTORY OF CAPE TOWN TYGERBERG FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
In 1990 the WPFA, then affiliated to FASA at that stage celebrated its centenary year (100 years). Number of clubs affiliated to them at that stage was 49.
In 1991 unification came into being and WPFA no longer existed and we were then divided into two Associations, one being FACT and the other being Maitland / Tygerberg FA. At that stage FACT had 14 clubs affiliated to them and Maitland / Tygerberg 25.
In 1993 FACT and Maitland /Tygerberg amalgamated with the blessing of WPSA and Cape Town Tygerberg was formed with 36 clubs affiliated to it.
Their initial home base was a room at a residence in Brackenfell. Later they obtained premises at the Hamilton Road Sports ground. From there they moved to Old Mutual in the Ten Pin Bowling arena, from there they moved to a house at Old Mutual Sports Complex because the building was being demolished to make way for the Old Mutual Business School.
In 2002 the house was then demolished to make way for tennis courts and we moved to the BKB building in Epping.
In 2005 we were then offered premises vacated by a Bowling Club at Rygersdal, where we presently situated. These premises were ideal as far as office space was concerned and meetings could also take place. At present (2012) 46 clubs are affiliated to Cape Town Tygerberg and we also have 5 guest clubs playing in our leagues.
We have approximately 22 000 members registered with the Association
We cater for all age groups and at present have 16 senior leagues (12 teams per league) – 28 junior leagues (10 teams per league) 2 ladies leagues (10 teams per league) 2 colts leagues (10 teams per league). We also cater for U/7 and U/9 mini 5 v 5 league sides and have seven U/7 leagues and nine U/9 leagues.
In the Veterans league (12 team leagues) we also cater for two O/35, three O/40 and two O/45 leagues. We cater for guest teams who have joined our Association and play in our Colts and Vets leagues.
The Referees Association has their own club-house situated at Hamilton Road in Goodwood.
The Association in run by 12 Executive members
It has two full time employees (Anita Jacobs 17yrs and Neil Townsend 26yrs) with a fully operational office with all the necessary equipment to run an efficient operation.
We are the largest Association affiliated to SAFA (CT) and one of their LFA’S
The following clubs who play in the SAFA Leagues are affiliated to us:
- PSL – Ajax Cape Town.
- 1st Division – Vasco da Gama and FC Cape Town.
- Vodacom League – WP United, Old Mutual, Ajax Cape Town, Hanover Park and FC Kaapstad
- SAB League – Durbanville, Chelsea Table View and IKAPA Sporting
At present we have 4 Academies who are part and parcel of our set-up and we have provided many players to SAFA (CT) and National teams. Matthew Booth (who is the son of Paul Booth – chairman of Fish Hoek FC) represented the National team.
We play home and away fixtures with all clubs having their own facilities.
Clubs with many years of existence who are affiliated to us include:
- Clyde Pinelands (114), Referees Association (113), De Beers (110), Camps Bay (89), Garden Village (86), Tramway (90), Fish Hoek (82), Norway Parks (78), Saxon Rovers (68), Bellville City (58)
- The following clubs who have over the years amalgamated with other clubs include Edgemead G/W / Park Villa / Peninsula Goodwood (116), CPUT / Green Point / Salesians(109) and Wynberg St Johns (113)