'Big Fella' honoured for his selfless contribution to Titans
SuperSport Park, home of the Multiply Titans, today unveiled the Alwyn Myburgh Gallery during the second Momentum One-Day International between South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Myburgh, affectionately known as the ‘Big Fella’, spent ten years documenting the Sky Blues, with over 20 000 photos captured, before enduring a hard-fought battle with cancer.
In honour of his sterling service and as a tribute to the franchise’s team photographer, his chronicles align the back of the Grand Stand and are open for the public to view.
Fittingly, the unveiling of the gallery was well attended, with notables including his wife, Nicky Myburgh, his son, Tyler Easton, as well as the recently retired Albie Morkel and Standard Bank Proteas Aiden Markram and Junior Dala.
Speaking at the unveiling, Markram said: “I’ve known him for the best part of eight years. I met Alwyn through Tyler, when he was a photographer at Pretoria Boys High, while we were still playing school sports.
“Everyone you speak to around the stadium, loved and appreciated him. I remember on numerous occasions inviting him into the change room after the Titans had won a trophy, to be a part of the celebrations. He never overstayed his welcome, even though we wanted him to stay.
“That speaks to the man he was - a very strong, value-driven person. He’s done wonders for the Titans and everyone around him.”
Titans Chief Executive Officer, Dr Jacques Faul added further tribute: “A lot of people are fortunate to get paid to work in sport, an industry they love. But Alwyn worked for a decade and never charged us for it. He did it for the love of the game, the Titans and for the love of SuperSport Park.”
“The gallery is a fitting way of acknowledging his legacy. He is a Titan through and through and a legend in his own right."