Message from Percy
“The jersey I cherish the most after my Springbok jersey is the one I wore at SACS. I still have it.
Some of my fondest rugby memories are from my days at SACS and when I reflect on my goal kicking success at the 2007 World Cup in France it made all those kicking practices at the Memorial Field so worthwhile.
I have a particularly close bond with SACS because I was a boarder there for 10 years and, in effect, SACS was my home from the ages of 9 to 18. When others went home I went to the Memorial Field to practice and have fun. Give me a ball and the view of Table Mountain from the Memorial Field and I’ll take it any day.
In the past years I haven’t been able to spend as much time at SACS as I wanted to because of my rugby commitments, which included stints overseas in Wales and France and obviously endless travels with the Springboks and more recently charity work local and overseas.
But now that I am more settled in Cape Town I can give of my time to the school whose people gave so much of their time to me. The Foundation is incredibly exciting because it gives me a chance to say thank you for what was done for me and to also contribute towards giving others a similar opportunity.
I, like everyone involved in the Foundation, believe SACS can be and must be powerful in rugby, but most importantly is that we provide an opportunity for students to make SACS their school of choice, and that the foundation provides the kind of funding that ensures the best players in the Junior School progress to the High School and are not lured away by other institutions.”
Former SACS and Springbok fullback, and founder member of the SACS Rugby Foundation