Employee of the month
The club reintroduced the Employee of the Month award to honour our staff that spend long hours behind the scenes to prepare and maintain our fields, buildings and serve you ice cold drinks!
Blairgowrie Spar generously sponsored a R500 gift voucher for the winner each month!
With this we salute the hard work of our staff and create a platform for the members to get to know the familiar faces a bit better.
Jan Morumudi has been with Old Parks for a lifetime – 30 years to be exact! He can tell you interesting facts of the club – he remembers the car park being a gravel area that they had to hose down to stop the dust from covering the cars! He also remembered the legendary parties the hockey section had at the club and numerous tournaments hosted here. He has seen some kids growing up in from of him, playing soccer and cricket: The same kids that are now grey-haired senior members of the club!
.Jan was born in 1967 in Potgietersrus, the only brother sandwiched between 4 sisters. He played lots of soccer in the street and built impressive wire cars – a hobby that evolved in his interest to fix cars and work on engines. His first job was in horticulture, working in a hothouse looking after indoor plants – his favourite being roses! He is married with Sophie and has 3 kids, the oldest 16 years and the youngest 5 years of age. His dream is to farm in Potgietersrus with veggies and chickens and he is curious about Dubai and the impressive architecture they have. In his spare time he likes to visit the family and go to church. He feels strongly that the country’s law must change to better protect women and children against abuse.
He wants to see more people joining Old Parks and have parties here as in the old days. Thank you Jan for your years of service and being a dependable team player. Enjoy your R500 gift voucher from Spar Blairgowrie!