Welcome to Jeppe Quondam Sports & Social Club

Jeppe Old Boys was born in 1908, when a group of ex Jeppe scholars met once a week to play table tennis and socialise. The club grew at a steady pace and in 1922 cricket and soccer were introduced. Four years later, hockey and tennis were also incorporated. As the club had no grounds at the time, sports were played wherever fields became available.

In the late 1930s the club was formally established in New York Road, Kensington, but was sold during the Second World War when the club purchased 29 acres of land in Bedfordview. There was no clubhouse at the time and members used the ‘Spaarwater’ farmhouse as their watering hole. Tennis members usually had a mid-afternoon break and would rush over to acquire one of the only five chairs available. Teas were usually provided for the ladies. A garage and tool shed alongside was fitted with three showers and two benches, and served as the change room for the cricket, hockey and rugby sections. The school switched from soccer to rugby in 1930 and Quondam thus commenced with rugby in the late 1940s. In 1949 the clubhouse and change rooms were completed and club life really took off, with a manager’s office and swimming pool added to the facilities.

By then, other Old Boys’ Clubs had been established and the camaraderie that began at school continued, as did the rivalries. Long-standing friendships developed, members met and married, and their children grew up at Quondam. The Jeppe family had arrived!

The club continued to grow from strength to strength, with numerous sporting sides and social members.

In 1947, the Rhodes Park Swimming Club discovered that 99% of their members were from Jeppe Schools. They approached council and changed their name to the Jeppe Quondam Swimming and Waterpolo Club. Later, badminton, kayak and running sections were added and a toastmasters chapter was started, to show that the club wasn’t only about ‘braaivleis and rugby’. This was amateur sport at its peak.

In 1968 the provincial council expropriated a strip of land on the south side and the rugby field, some of the parking ground, the swimming pool and the manager’s house were relocated. In 1969, squash courts were built and the first Quondam Olympics was held.

Today the club, now called the Jeppe Quondam sports and social club, is set in magnificent grounds and located close to airports, major business centres and the main freeway network.

It not only offers a variety of sport, but also has various venues for hire for conferences, banquets, parties, cocktail functions and more.