Executive Committee

Meet the Old Parks team

Executive Committee



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.


Club Manager

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).


MANCO & OPA Chairman

Sandy joined Old Parks Sports Club in 2001. She has been on the Sports Club Committee from 2004 and served on many committees at Old Parks – Soccer, Main Club and Association. Currently Association Chairman for 3 years.

Additional members


Kearney has been a member of the club since 2015. Her involvement started by watching the five-a-side football at FSF, where she became involved in the action netball. From there she started watching various other sports at Old Parks and became a scorer on Sundays for the cricket club and volunteering her time for other activities that take place. Executive member at Old Parks since 2017.


Evan is an ex Parktown Boy actively involved with the club. Evan’s been a member since 2016 and has been the Junior cricket coach and Sunday XI captain. He has been serving on the cricket committee since 2017 and member of the Old Parks Executive committee.


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 Social media & marketing.


Owner at Fast Sports Fusion since 2015, runs all the soccer and netball five a side leagues. Family man and avid football fan.


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.


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.

Section Chairpersons



Colin has been in and around sports clubs for the past 24 years in some role or other. He is determined to “give back” to the youth so that they can have an improved opportunities.  Colin still playing full field soccer for the veterans [over 35] soccer team most Wednesday evenings and is a member of the RCLFA [Rand Central Local Football Association] committee. He is an active level three referee for the RCLFA referees association.



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!



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 Chairperson, Convener and Head Coach of the Cricket Section and also coach full time at the club.



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. Eileen is honoured to be heading up the bowls section for 2019/2020 and excited about the road ahead.



Robbie has been a professional sportsman for the past 30 years winning many cycling races across the world Training and racing with professional cyclists gave him a vast amount of knowledge and experience which he happily shares with his cyclists, clients and Exxaro mines development riders that he coaches