Getting to know the committee: Ros Silke

NAME: Roslyn Silke

NICKNAME:  Ros, Rossie, Rosyntjie

POSITION: Additional Committee Member, 1875 Club Coordinator, Social Media Team

WHEN DID YOU JOIN HAMMIES?

I grew up at Hammies in the 70’s while my dad was still playing and have been part of the Hammies Family ever since.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR ROLE AT HAMMIES:

My main role is to coordinate the 1875 Club and I am also part of the social media team making sure that all our players, supporters and members are kept up to date with the latest happenings at the club.

FAVOURITE HAMMIES MOMENT:

Watching Hammies playing in the Grand Challenge matches at Newlands Rugby Stadium as a little girl – this was a frequent occurrence those days.

FAVOURITE HAMMIES LEGENDS AND WHY:

Len Garde – Monsieur – Just love listening to his stories of the old days at Hammies – all the memories – a laugh a minute.

Uncle Tiny Naude – We were good family friends of uncle Tiny and Aunty Miems and I always looked up to uncle Tiny (literally) as this gentle giant – and what a true gentleman he was.

My dad, Morris, who taught me all about rugby. His love for Hammies definitely rubbed off on me – a true club man!

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT HAMMIES?

The tradition and Hammies Family.

MOST MEMORABLE HAMMIES MOMENT:

Frank Moore played Father Christmas at the annual Hammies Christmas Parties in the 70’s. One year, he arrived at the club in a helicopter – a moment I would never forget.

WHAT MOVIE CHARACTER DESCRIBES YOU BEST, AND WHY?

Nemo – Just keep swimming!

SOMETHING YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:

I was a regular volunteer at a game sanctuary in Namibia.

LIKES: Walking my dog, laughing till my tummy hurts, spending time with good friends and family

DISLIKES: Dishonesty, arrogance, animal abuse and afval!

FAVOURITE RUGBY PLAYERS OF ALL TIME:

Carel du Plessis and Richie Mc Craw

GOALS FOR 2021:

To continue with the lessons learnt during lockdown – slow down, enjoy a simpler life, spend quality time with your loved ones, do what makes you happy … and to grow the 1875 Club membership – good to be putting money back into the club!