Welcome to Sport at Backward Point

We are an experienced team who have organised sporting events and tours to Knysna for the past 21 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 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:

  • Fixtures against teams you don't usually meet at home.
  • Innovative and unique fixture and festival formats.
  • Hosted at our own private facilities in the beautiful Rheenendal countryside.
  • The whole tour experience - free time after matches each day for team activities.

Under the banner of "Sport at Backward Point", we will continue to provide match and touring opportunities for school and club groups as we have done over the past 21 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.