1960-1970

The 60’s

The Club made it to the NFL Second Division in 1961, playing as an amateur team. Unfortunately the club still suffered with poor training facilities, no lights, and no official coach. Unsurprisingly the Club was relegated to the Third Division for the 1963 season. The only good thing about 1962 was that it heralded the arrival of Ronnie Schloss who went on to serve the Club in various positions from then until today – an unbroken stint of 38 years!

In 1963 Wits won promotion to the Second Division, where they stayed until they finally gained promotion to the First Division in 1975, under the guidance of Eddie Lewis. The Club’s facilities had by now grown to include the magnificent development centre at Marks Park that has five floodlit fields and a central complex consisting of change-rooms, lounge area, shop and storage facilities. In addition the club acquired a compact but high quality stadium within the University grounds that serves as home venue for matches of the professional team, as well as two outside grounds on the campus.