Spotlight - SP Blakeley
Name: Simon-Peter Blakeley
Family background/ recognition:
I started playing rugby at the age of 13, played for Sweet Valley Primary. My uncles all played club rugby and my dad played club rugby as well, that's where I got the inspiration to play this wonderful game.
Loosehead prop/tighthead prop
Favourite position -
Bergvliet High School
Clubs played for:
Villager RFC, SK Walkmers, Parow NTK, False Bay RFC in that order
WP under 19 2002, WP under 20 2003, SA under 21 junior springboks 2004, WP Vodacom Cup 2004 & 2005, Stormers Squad 2004 & 2005, Pumas Vodacom Cup & Currie Cup 2006 & 2007, Boland currie cup squad 2009
Rap, hip hop, house music
Remember the Titans and Gladiator
Lasagne, Tomato Bredie and potjie
Dwayne 'the rock' Johnson, Os du Randt
To play with passion, to play the game to the best of your ability and to Dominate your opponent.
If you do not work hard to have the life you want, you will have to endure the life you get.
To end my rugby career on a good note. After 20 years of playing rugby at a high level, I would like to give back and coach.
What do you like about False Bay?:
Very friendly and welcoming. The rugby at the Bay is hard and passionate. If you play at the Bay no matter your race/culture you will forever be a Bay brother and part of the Bay family.
What attracted you to the Bay and what keeps you here?:
I stay at the Bay cause its home, It doesn't matter if you playing in the 4th team or the 1st team, the love and support you receive from the side of the field is overwhelming. I cant get enough of the bellowing 'come on False Bay!!!' from Bob Fabre. The Bay breeds hard and physical rugby players!
Best Bay rugby moment?:
Winning the Community Challenge last year