Meet The Old Parks Team
Dave is the current Chairman of the Club and the CEO and Head Coach of Cricket Mentor Pty Ltd as well as the Director of Cricket at St David’s Marist Inanda. A 1st Class Cricketer at school, he went on to be Head Coach and Director of Cricket with the Titans, Lions, Canterbury (NZ), Somerset CCC (UK), South African ‘A’/U19’s and New Zealand ‘A’ Cricket XI’s.
Gavin is the current Vice Chairman of the OP Sports Club. He has been a member since he was a student at Parktown Boys High School. Gavin joined OldParks around 1985 and have been a member ever since and played Hockey and Cricket at the club and is currently playing bowls. He has served on many committees at the club including sports sub section committees and the Association committee.
Birgit was introduced to Old Parks in 2005 when her son joined the soccer section at a tender age of 5. Two years later he also joined the cricket section. She became a regular Mom next to the training and playing fields at Old Parks and of course the bar. Two years ago, Birgit was asked to assist as treasurer for the cricket section and this year she took on the position as Club Treasurer.
Lizette has been Old Parks Club Manager since 2006, managing 22 staff members and a family of around 1000 members. She previously managed recreation centres and worked as an events manager in the Bahamas and Caribbean. She loves adventure sports, the outdoors, running (sometimes) and dancing (always).
Conn is a member of the Bowls club and although he has been involved socially at Parks for a number of years, only started playing bowls more competitively for the last couple of years. With a back-round in Finance, Conn has a varied network of high net-worth individuals and businesses who he would like to become more involved in the community Social environment. Old Parks has become a second home to him and his family and he has chosen to commit some time to the enrichment of Old Parks Club.
Eleanor became a club member several years ago and took up the appointment of Chairperson of the Old Parks Association and Exco member in 2020. She is energetic about the importance of exercise, space and places for families and friends to come together. An old Parktonian, she is dedicated to revitalising the proud heritage of the club and ensuring it is protected for the future use of the community and generations to come.
Doug joined the club in 1965 and left 1984 to join club Oostelikes in Pretoria till 1994. He returned to Old Parks in 1995 and been a member ever since. Doug is the Convener and Head Coach of the Cricket Section and also coach full time at the club.
TAMARYN VAN DER SLUYS
Tammy was introduced to the club 5 years ago when her Husband purchased the 5 a side business at old Parks and her son participates in the junior soccer league. Tammy enjoys her daily runs through the club grounds and work as a Director, specialising in Global Executive Search Recruitment and PRO solutions. She looks forward to the contribution she will make to Old Parks, its Team, tenants and club members.
Kevin started playing hockey in a ‘schoolboys’ side at the age of about sixteen and have been an active member of the club ever since. Over the years he has not only played hockey at Old Parks but cricket and soccer as well. Kevin served on a number of committees during his time as a member, including the Hockey Section, the Sports Club as well the Association and as a Trustee.
Paul has been a Member of the club since 2013. He is currently a member of the Bowls committee, the Joker Jackpot committee, and Executive Committee.
Andrew joined Old Parks Sports Club in 1991 and played hockey and cricket. He has been on the OP Sports Club Committee from 2009 and has been the Hockey Chairman for 8 years running. His hobbies includes cricket, hockey, rugby, fishing & a few laughs in the pub!
Bryan was the Convener of cricket selectors (2017 – 2018) and currently is the Premier team’s opening bowler since 2011 and Cricket Club Captain He serves on the Exco Committee under the portfolio of Cricket Chairman
Eileen joined the Old Parks Bowls Section in 1978, has been on the bowls committee for a couple of years and made many friends. She is the club representative on the JBA and has chaired the Sheila Fox Ladies Bowls Afternoon, which supports a different Charity each year.