School Profile - Witteberg

Written by Hannes Nienaber

Witteberg (Bethlehem)
Founded: 1972
Motto: Persequor (Follow)
Website: www.witteberghs.co.za

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Witteberg of Bethlehem managed to reach the final of the Free State's Directors Trophy twice. They lost both finals against De Wet Nel THS of Kroonstad in 1989 en Grey College of Bloemfontein in 1998.

Witteberg started in 1945 as the Bethlehem Hoër Handelskool. The school changed to a academic high school in 1972 and changed its name to Witteberg. 

Witteberg's annual derby is against fellow Bethlehem school, Voortrekker. The first match between the two sides was won by Witteberg 7-4 in 1976.

Teams: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.

Cravenweek Players: Wimpie Nel (1976), Johan Posthumus (1976), Frans van Rensburg (1980), Rudie van de Venter (1981), John Taljaard (1981), Albert Potgieter (1982), Hein Barnard (1982), Carel Bosch (1985), Andre Herholdt (1985), Piet Slabber (1989), Martin Venter (1990), Lourie van der Merwe (1990), Frik Bothma (1995), Theo Coetzee (1995), Jaco Esterhuizen (1999), Cerneels Rautenbach (1999), Riaan Kruger (2000), Loftus Morrison (2011).

Provincial Players: Tienie Greyling, Rudie van de Venter, Martin Venter, Cerneels Rautenbach, Ehan Helmand.

 

 

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