Our History

The Old Parktonian Association was formed in April 1925 after a cricket match was played against Parktown Boys. For a few years friendly soccer matches were played, and annual dances, dinners and picnics were held. The first annual dinner took place in 1926 and the formation of the soccer section was in 1928, the cricket section in 1931.

At the beginning of 1939 the first sports ground of 18.5 acres was bought in Bedfordview for 2.250 pounds. The cattle shed was our clubhouse and the grounds was levelled by means of coco pans, rail lines and convicts: There were no bulldozers in those days. The first official cricket match was played in 1940, and all activities were suspended due to the war.

In 1958 the present Sports grounds in Randburg was bought for 11.000 pounds, and in the same year the Old Girls Association agreed to amalgamate with the Old Boys and as a result the Old Parktonian Association was constituted.

On 25 September 1960 the grounds at Bordeaux were officially opened by MR Yates and Ms McGregor, Headmaster and Headmistress of Parktown Boys and Parktown Girls High School respectively.The Club land is privately owned by the Association of Parktown Boys and Parktown Girls, but membership is open to all and boasts over 1000 registered members, consisting of five sub-sections (cricket, hockey, soccer, bowls & cycling) and social membership.  

In 1986 the Rand Athletics Club established their base at Old Parks, with weekly time trial runs and annual races including the RAC 10km race and the famous or infamous 32km Tough One Race.In 2010 the tennis and squash sections were unfortunately closed due to dwindling numbers and the club decided to diversify its services to the community.

In 2010 an exciting partnership was formed with Fast Sports Fusion when three of the tennis courts were converted to Indoor Soccer courts and later one Netball court and in 2011 the squash centre was transformed into a fitness training centre specialising in rehabilitation and sports conditioning, with cycling legend Robbie Mckintosh and the services of a biokineticist and physiotherapist.

Centrally located in the Northern suburbs and built on 14 hectares, it includes some of the best maintained sports facilities that can host sports events, team building, tournaments, kid’s parties and many more. 

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