Kearsney College Choir and Friends
Please join us for an entertaining showcase of song, dance and instrumental music. The Kearsney College Choir and Orchestra, including some of the most talented musicians in the College, will be on stage. The audience will also be treated to performances by some of the music teachers who nurture the boys' talent.
Date: Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 June
Venue: Henderson Hall, Kearsney College
Time: 19h00. Doors will open at 18h00.
Cost: Seats at tables R100 per person, gallery reserved seats R50 each, gallery unreserved benches R30 each.
Bring your own eats and drinks. A cash bar will be available. A snack basket or platter can be ordered for delivery on the night.
Bookings and enquiries:
| 031 – 765 9659.
Kearsney win thrilling Hockey Night League Final
The 2013 final of the Peter King Night Hockey League, between Kearsney and Northwood, on 12 June proved to be a tough and exciting encounter.
Northwood, currently ranked as the top KZN team, took the game to Kearsney in the first chukka and challenged the Kearney defence, but failed to take their chances. At the end of the first chukka, Northwood’s Matt de Sousa converted a one-on-one penalty giving them the lead.
Halfway into the second chukka Kearsney created an opening and were awarded a penalty corner which Ryan Wallace converted. Both sides were playing extremely positive hockey which resulted in an open, free-flowing game.
In the third chukka, Kearsney gave away a penalty which Matt de Sousa converted, but the never-say-die attitude of the men in maroon made for a thrilling finish. With forty seconds remaining, Kearsney’s Dylan Griffiths scored to clinch a draw and set up a penalty shootout.
Kearsney’s Dylan Middleton saved all three of Northwood’s first attempts whilst the Kearsney players, Ryan Wallace and Kyle Madsen, managed to convert their first two penalties. Bili Ntuli was left to score the decider and secure the win. The last time Kearsney had won the trophy was in the inaugural year of the competition in 2006.
Match: Matt de Sousa - Northwood (2), Ryan Wallace (1), Dylan Griffiths (1)
Penalty shootout: Ryan Wallace, Kyle Madsen, Bili Ntuli
Final result: Kearsney 5, Northwood 2
Kearsney boys named KZN Cricketers of the Year
The KZN Cricket Union announced their Cricketers of the Year for 2012/13. We are thrilled to note that Kearsney boys featured well.
KZN U15 Cricketer of the Year: James Tedder (Grade 10), pictured left.
KZN U19 Cricketer of the Year: Craig Kirsten (KCOB 2012).
This is very prestigious and we congratulate these young men.
Kearsney Old Boys may be interested to note that James Tedder is the son of Clive, who was Kearsney Headboy in 1985.
Sons of Old Boys resident in Australia experience Kearsney
This term two Kearsney (Finningley) Old Boys who wanted their sons to experience boarding life at Kearsney sent them across from Australia to spend time at the College.
We welcomed Colin Gifford (son of Grant Gifford, Class of 1977) from Melbourne Grammar School and Chris Garner (son of Mick Garner, Class of 1981 and grandson of Honorary Trustee, Ted Garner, Class of 1956) from Scotch College, Melbourne. Both boys settled down quickly and well at Kearsney, and have thoroughly enjoyed their experience. It was a great pleasure hosting them. The boys return to Melbourne this month with a wealth of stories to share.
Pictured (L-R): Chris Garner and Colin Gifford
Robert du Preez earns SA Under 20 Rugby Cap
Robert du Preez (Kearsney 2011) has been named in the starting line-up as flyhalf for SA Under 20 to play against USA today, Wednesday 5 June.
Junior Springbok coach, Dawie Theron, said his troops are raring to go. “This is an extremely tough competition and you will have to be on your best in every match".
The SA Under 20 rugby team is defending their title at these Championships.
SA pool match schedule (all in La Roch Sur Yon, France):
5 June at 20h45: SA U20 v United States
9 June at 16h45: SA U20 v England
13 June at 20h45: SA U20 v France
18 June: Play-off matches (TBC)
23 June: Play-off matches (TBC)
Read the full story.
Kearsney’s Greg McKay a great golfing talent
Greg McKay, who is in Grade 10 at Kearsney, won the KZN Under 23 Strokeplay Tournament at San Lameer Golf Club on Sunday 2 June. This is a remarkable achievement for a 15-year old. Greg is extremely talented and works hard at his game. He deserves success and is to be congratulated on this superb victory.
Provincial Rugby U18 selection for eight Kearsney boys
We are delighted to announce that six Kearsney boys have been selected for the KZN U18 Rugby Team to play in the Craven Week this year. A further two Kearsney players will represent the provincial B-team.
We congratulate these boys, their coaches and families.
KZN U18 A: Jean-Luc du Preez, Daniel du Preez, Jordan Meaker, Matt Reece-Edwards, Ayron Schramm and Tristan Tedder.
KZN U18 B: Christopher Lines and Tijde Visser.
Kearsney has 28 boys in the various KZN Coastal Boys Hockey Teams for 2013
KZN U18A: Ryan Wallace, Bili Ntuli (pictured left) and Dylan Middleton (goal keeper)
KZN U18B: Kyle Madsen
KZN U18 Impis: Matthew Last
KZN U18 Non-travelling reserve: Dylan Griffiths
KZN U16A: Ru Baker, Matthew Butler, Jayme Crouch, Alex Di Marco, Lyle Hewitson, Lyle Jarvel
KZN U16B: Matthew Lees, Simon Nortje, Grant Oliver, Cameron Rencken, Blake Tyack
KZN U16 Warriors: James Stamatis, Garrett Stevens
KZN U14A: Jeremy Foord, Cameron Baker, Kyle Koenig
KZN U14B: Keanan Naidoo, Nic de Beer, Patrick McGrath, Daniel Taylor, Luke de Vlieg
KZN U14 Non-travelling reserve: Matthew Farquharson