Spotlight - Geoff Hull

Name:                    Geoff Hull

 

Nickname:                 

Stumps, Clubfoot (Courtesy: Martin Jooste); Incredible Hulk (Courtesy: John Henry)

 

Age: 66

 

Education (School, Tertiary):

WPPS, St Georges Grammar School, UHK (Masters)

 

Rugby or sporting background:     

Played rugby since I was 8. Also enjoyed tennis and squash. The only positive thing about my golf is that I got my money's worth and did a lot of walking.

 

Clubs played for:

Wanderers, JHB; False Bay; Olympics; Abbotsford, BC Canada

 

Position played:

Eighthman, flank, and wing. Do you see the pattern? Eventually off the pitch.

 

Rugby philosophy:

Never Give Up

 

Life philosophy:

Never Give Up

 

Rugby highlight as a player:

At the tender age of 22 playing my first game for Wanderers 1st XV against Springbok legends Piet Greyling, Jannie Barnard and Gert Muller amongst other Springbok and provincial players. We had Springbok legend Syd Nomis in our side.

 

Rugby highlight in your role:

Being back at The Bay

 

Favourite Club Player:

The Late Dave (Take no Prisoners) Rae

 

Favourite Coach:

Les Flynn

 

Family background:

 3 Children and 9 Grandchildren

 

How do you chill?

Watching rugby, photography, reading

 

What are your aspirations for the Bay?

To finish unbeaten in 2016 and win the Gold Cup

 

What is it about the Bay that inspires you?

The Camaraderie

 

Who at False Bay inspires you?

The Supporters

 

What do you do to relax or what are your interests outside of rugby?

Sailing