The Hillary Football Club was established prior to 1910 - the exact date is unknown - on it's existing grounds at Fairfield Park Sport Ground in Hillary, Durban, South Africa. These grounds formed part of the original Fairfield Dairy farm, and are a stone throw from the original farmhouse, which is a Durban heritage site today. The club boasts a proud history of producing top quality footballers, having been the starting block for many top professionals in South Africa.
With a wealth of goalkeeping talent - the likes of the Du Plessis, father Arthur & son Wade (former Kaizer Chiefs & Bafana Bafana) to the Johnson brother's - Graeme & Grant (current Bafana Bafana goalkeeper coach) - not to mention Springbok goalkeeper Lenny Wilkinson & Durban City regular, Paddy Leering. Let's not forget those out in the middle - in defence the club boasted the services of Sean Dafel (Amazulu & Tongaat Crusaders), Mark Wood (Durban City) & Gary Goldstone (Kaizer Chiefs & Bloemfontien Celtic). Midfield / Wingers to play at the club are the likes of Charlie White, Francis Sneedon, Johnny McGregor, Arno Wood & Dennis Wicks, whilst we also had our share of top strikers in George Dearnaley (Amazulu & Bafana Bafana), Ian "IB" Bender (Durban City & Springbok) & Lance Rasmussen (Durban City). The club has certainly offered a spring board for many through it's junior ranks, having nurtured the likes of Clive "the Dog" Barker (former Durban City, Amazulu and certainly Bafana Bafana's best coach ever) and Derek "Buddy" Hawton (well known SA businessman & previously Sun City's "Million Dollar" man).
In it's present form the club is truly a development club, and will be looking to resurrect those past glory days with the local 2010 World Cup providing the ideal opportunity to launch.
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