Sport

pic8801. ‘Apartheid on the Run’

Tyneside AA Group supporters told Zola Budd she should not run for England at Gateshead Stadium on 30 January 1988. The sprinter continued to live in South Africa but obtained a British passport to get round the sports boycott against apartheid.

gov47. Letter from Trevor Huddleston to Margaret Thatcher

An English cricket team, led by Mike Gatting, planned to tour South Africa in 1990. This letter from the AAM’s President Archbishop Trevor Huddleston expressed dismay at Prime Minister Thatcher’s failure to implement the Commonwealth Gleneagles Agreement, committing governments to do all in the power to end sporting relations with South Africa.

po119. Stop the Tour! Boycott Apartheid Cricket!

The AAM campaigned to stop the 1990 rebel cricket tour of South Africa, led by Mike Gatting, picketing over 40 county cricket matches involving members of the team. This poster advertises a demonstration at the NatWest Final held at Lords cricket ground on 2 September 1989.  The tour was cut short by protests inside South Africa and made a big financial loss.

pic8921. Protesting against the cricket tour of South Africa, August 1989

The AAM campaigned to stop the 1990 rebel cricket tour of South Africa, led by Mike Gatting. It picketed 40 county cricket matches involving members of the team. These demonstrators are outside the Oval. The tour was cut short by protests inside South Africa and made a big financial loss.

spo18. 'Stop the Gatting tour'

In 1990 a rebel cricket tour of South Africa, led by Mike Gatting, broke the international boycott of South African cricket. This petition was presented to the Test and County Cricket Board and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. AAM supporters also picketed 40 county cricket matches involving members of the team. The tour was cut short by protests inside South Africa and made a big financial loss.

spo33. Protest against the Gatting cricket tour

In 1990 a rebel cricket tour of South Africa, led by Mike Gatting, broke the international boycott of South African cricket. AAM staff members Paul Brannen (pictured here) and Karen Talbot protested at the photocall and press conference held on the day the team left for South Africa. AAM supporters also picketed 40 county cricket matches involving members of the team. The tour was cut short by protests inside South Africa and made a big financial loss. 

spo19. 'Demonstrate for non-racial rugby!'

In the early 1990s there were moves to desegregate sport in South Africa and South Africa was readmitted to the International Olympic Committee. But the new non-racial National and Olympic Sports Congress withdrew its support from this all-white rugby tour of Britain. This leaflet advertised a demonstration in support of non-racial rugby outside the Twickenham rugby ground.

spo21. Dulwich College leaflet

Leaflet publicising a demonstration at a rugby game between Dulwich College and an all-white South African team.