Cape Town Spurs F.C first started in 1970, before merging with Seven Stars in 1999 to form Ajax Cape Town.
In 2020, the club rebranded back to its roots as Cape Town Spurs F.C.
The club spent five years in the National First Division. Like true football purists, promotion was the only road back to the PSL. Winning the 2022/23 Motsepe Foundation playoffs was simply a reward for the Urban Warriors’ commitment to this philosophy.
During this time, we stayed true to our mission of developing our own talent. We kept our academy fully functional and successful at that.
We are probably the only club that will ever be able to boast of such an achievement, having been promoted from the NFD and also, sustaining an academy through the crippling Covid-19 pandemic.
It was extremely challenging for our young players, coaches and staff during that period. However, the passion and will to succeed in our development model is so deeply entrenched that we all pulled through together and proudly unveiled some of the brightest talent that Cape Town and South Africa has ever seen.
In the 2022/23 season, our academy players were well represented at national team levels – U17 team (3), U20 team (3) and the U23 team (7).
A word of thanks…
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the players, parents and coaches in our academy who stood firm with the club over this difficult time. You were the driving force behind our players last season, as they felt obliged to ensure that the legacy of the club and used this as motivation in achieving our goal for promotion.
The most followed club in the Western Cape
Cape Town Spurs was and still is the most followed PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE club in the Western Cape.
We believe we will continue to do so now that we are back, especially with the overwhelming response that the club has received since promotion.
The club, along with head coach, Shaun Bartlett (who also achieved his professional debut at Cape Town Spurs before plying his trade abroad), Assistant Coach, Nasief Morris ( who spent the majority of his playing career overseas) and goalkeeper Coach Calvin Marlin (Bafana Bafana legend), is truly blessed to have a very experienced technical team.
Both Shaun and Nasief were born in the Mother City, adding to the club’s identity as an authentic Cape Town team. Shaun will soon unveil his team for the 2023/24 season, of which he can boast of no less than 16 players who in one way or another, have development roots in our academy.
Our Goals for the 2023/24 campaign
Our aim for the season is to secure our PSL franchise and continue to bring through our young talent.
Cape Town Spurs F.C. wants to be about the exuberance of the youth that we celebrate with our development programmes, the teamwork which celebrates our diversity and our humanity that celebrates the professionalism that makes us winners. At the core of who we are and what we do, is to celebrate the beautiful game.