Gauteng may be seen as the business capital of South Africa, but only arrived as a force of nature in PSi in 2009. University of Stellenbosch played host to the Nationals that were dominated by the Gryphons in a business like fashion.
The Franchise from the city that ws founded on the back of a gold mining craze went on their ownexploration of gold by winning the U17 Girls, U13 and U15 Boys titles, while falling short in an epic U17 Boys final to the Seals. The striking of gold in Johannesburg in 1886 saw the population grow immensely so it is almost poetic that the Gryphon’s emergence in striking gold coincided with a massive growth in the PSi Nationals as 51 teams took part, more than double the 2007 total.
The victory in the Franchise of the year was the first time the Franchise of the Year had left the Western Cape, and remains the only time the Gryphons have won this award.