Sport at Backward Point, Knysna

Welcome to Sport at Backward Point

We are proud to introduce Sport at Backward Point. This company is the new face of the same solid, experienced team who have organised sporting events and educational tours to Knysna for the past 12 years.

Our aim is to professionally organise every aspect of a tour to a school or teams’ individual requirements. We provide the opportunity for many fixtures over a few days, with opposition from all over the Eastern, Southern and Western Cape, as well as further afield.

Our sporting ethos:
  • We are committed to encouraging an impeccable standard of sportsmanship on and off the field or court.
  • Most of our festivals are pre-season events aimed at team and spirit building.
  • We invite all our visiting teams to enter into this spirit and extend this request to all parents who might be visiting and supporting.
We offer the following:
  • Well organised accommodation, meals and logistics.
  • Innovative and unique fixture formats.
  • Fixtures against teams you don’t usually meet at home.
  • The whole tour experience - free time after matches each day for team activities. We provide a list of recommended Garden Route attractions and activities with special rates for our visitors.

Since establishing the Knysna Sport School in 1992, I have been involved in coaching young sportsmen and women for the past 20 years, and the time has come to retire from that challenging and rewarding aspect of sport.
Under the new banner of ”Sport at Backward Point”, we will continue to provide match opportunities and Educational tours for school groups as we have done over the past 12 years. We value this solid foundation and the relationships we have built with so many supportive schools.
We are dedicated to playing sport with sound old-fashioned values, with emphasis on good sportsmanship and fair play.
We would love to have you visit!

Keith Cretchley
In 2007 Keith Cretchley was presented with a Knysna Loerie Award for Community Contributor of the year in the category for sport, and more recently, the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International bestowed upon him their highest accolade of the Paul Harris Fellow Award ‘in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world’.

Keith’s sporting achievements from his youth till today include having played representative sport at various levels in cricket, rugby, golf, squash, and athletics. He is an avid angler in his spare time and was awarded Springbok colours for competition surf-casting. More recently he has been contributing through sports administration at Club, Provincial and National level in a number of sporting disciplines. His love and enthusiasm of dealing with children is one of his strongest attributes.

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