Leads2Business is excited to have Fanie de Villiers, national cricket hero and well known television personality to host the evening awards and dinner at this year’s L2Bgolf17 event, which takes place on the 14th July at RandPark Golf Club.
Fanie de Villiers established himself as a South African sports hero with his winning match performance against Australia in Sydney in 1993/4.
A medium fast bowler known for his ability to swing the ball, Fanie de Villiers made his debut against Australia at Melbourne in 1993-94 and shot into limelight in his very second Test match at Sydney. With Australia needing just 117 runs for a victory, Fanie bowled an inspirational spell of 6 for 43 to help South Africa to an unlikely, sensational victory. His match tally of 10 wickets made him the automatic choice for Man of the Match, and Fanie made the day even more special in the presentation ceremony when he said to Tony Greig: “You know South Africans, we never give up” Tony Greig, before the final innings started, had said that South Africa’s chances were 100-1.
His remark very much sums up the man, a man who plays with heart and soul, a man who played keeping in mind the future of the game, which he believes belong to every South African. Fanie expresses his opinion about the game un- apologetically and became a house-hold name for the energy he brought onto the field.
The 1994–95 season was another outstanding year for De Villiers. In five Tests, he took 36 wickets averaging 17.47. Against Pakistan in Johannesburg, De Villiers became the first ever South African to score a fifty and take ten wickets in the same Test, scoring 66 not out and taking 6 for 81 and 4 for 27. He was subsequently named the South African Cricket Annual Cricketer of the Year in 1995, an award he had previously won in 1989.
Fanie is able to communicate his ideas of the game to everyone including his fans and to his worse critiques, but as the saying goes; ‘that’s Fanie’.
Fanie de Villiers now delivers presentations entitled “Reaching Your Peak” in which he uses his vast experience as a sports personality and team player together with humorous stories to illustrate the pertinent points of the acronym PEAK – Passion, Enthusiasm, Attitude, Knowledge – to ensure success. Leads to Business expresses their gratitude in once again welcoming Fanie in adding value to their golf event.