About me

Hi, I'm Tony Stoops.  Matriculated at Bishops in 1970, never having been a notable player.  Did play one U16A game vs Rondebosch on Meadow C in the middle of a flu epidemic in June 1970, which we won 16-11.  Had the dubious pleasure of marking Butch Deuchar in said game ! Organized inter-residence rugby at Rhodes University and played several games in the multi-racial SEDRU league.  After graduating, taught for a dozen years at Kimberley Boys’ High - played provincial table tennis for Griquas one year -  and a similar span at Bosmansdam.

Currently devoted to following schools rugby in the Western Cape with an ever-so-slight preference for venues in the rustic settings outside the city.  Other interests include test cricket (on HD widescreen), heavy rock music (child of the 60’s), serial-killer fiction (Carter, Slater, Montanari, etc), Newcastle United, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and the Golden Lions.

My Facebook page : Although I originally started early in May 2016 as a means of accessing photographs from several schools' Facebook pages, I then decided to "friend" as many schoolboy rugby players as I could, starting in June 2012, when this website was launched.  It is now up around the 1360 mark and is largely there so that all those rugby players will know that they have a place where they belong and which they can utilize to check up on some of their team-mates and opponents from the good old days.  Oh, and, of course, I've got family and other friends there, too !