Tribute to Mike

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Mike died in hospital in Umhlanga near his home in Durban on Saturday 17 February.  He had been in for relatively routine surgery but suffered a heart attack after the operation.  Fortunately his daughters Jessica and Tammy, who live abroad, were able to join his wife Maryna and son Greg before he died.

My fellow trustee Adam Lillywhite and I were in South Africa in late January where we found Mike in typically good spirits in spite of health challenges.  Together we saw the coaches at the new school, Solomon Mahlangu in Durban, and were delighted to see how well this is progressing.  There are Mike Procter Foundation developments in the north of the country as well which we are looking forward to telling you about shortly.  Mike was very excited about this tangible progress towards his vision of rolling out sports and life skills coaching to underprivileged children in South Africa.

It was Mike’s wish that the Foundation supports this vision after he is gone.  The trustees are committed to making this happen and do Mike proud.  We hope you feel the same way.

Our heartfelt condolences go to Mike’s family.  Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

Please email us at to submit any memories or thoughts that you would like entered into our online book of Condolences

Yours sincerely

Nick Bryan

Trustee – Mike Procter Foundation UK


Coaching Team Lunch

Mike with the team, Nick, Rodney, Adam, Londi, Thuli and Aseve.