Foundation

Foundation

Hamiltons was founded in 1875.  No other rugby club in South Africa dates back to 1875.  When Hamilton’s claims to be the oldest in South Africa, it does so with justification.  The form of football played at the Cape in 1875 was not rugby football, according to...
The Track

The Track

In the 1920s there was much negotiation with the Cape Town City Council for ground at “The Track”.  Several sporting codes joined in the negotiations.  In October 1921 Hamilton’s and Green Point Cricket Club joined forces to attend to the field, granted on a...
Our Colours

Our Colours

As early as 1875 the Club decided on colours.  In those early days club members frequently played amongst themselves in various kinds of teams – Colonial Born vs Home Born, Ugly vs Handsome, Married vs Unmarried , for example.  But in 1875 Hamiltons had...
Golden Jubilee

Golden Jubilee

In 1925 Hamilton’s and Villagers, believing it was founded in 1875, celebrated their  golden jubilees.  The two clubs had a joint jubilee committee to organise the celebrations.  The Hamiltons members involved were AR Burmeister, JD de Villiers, WE Lawton, AJ...
Foundation

The Union

The Union was founded on 30 May 1883 at a meeting in the Masonic Hotel in Cape Town, scheduled for 10.30 a.m.  The man responsible for calling the meeting was FJ Aicheson, the Hamilton’s Secretary.  The club representatives who attended were: Hamilton...