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Provincial Water Polo selections
Congratulations to our water polo players on their KZN selections.
U19A: Josh Muller
U19A non-travelling reserve: Oliver Kenny
U19B: Brent Gibson, Dean Gibson, Oliver Kenny and Luc Le Clézio
U16: Wesley Marshall and Tyson Andrews
U15: Luke Ambler-Smith
U14: Tom Carmody and Matt Campbell
U14 non-travelling reserves: Jordan Curtis and Xavier Andrews
National Basketball selections
Congratulations to Max Hastings-Brown and Ryan Wimbush for their national selection for the SA U16 team to participate in the African Union Sports Council Zone 5 Games to be held in Gaborone, Botswana in December.
Provincial Cricket selections
Congratulations to these Kearsney boys for their KZN Coastals cricket selections:
UI9 Robbie Koenig and Carl Heunis;
UI7 Jordan Bamber (captain), Cade Carmichael; and
UI5 Dylan Hulett, Dean Gibbs and Louis Nel.
Cade Carmichael, Robbie Koenig, Carl Heunis, Dylan Hulett and Jordan Bamber
(Absent: Dean Gibbs and Louis Nel)
SARU U16 Elite Player Development
Congratulations to Connor De Bruyn for being chosen to attend the SARU Elite Player Development U16 Rugby Camp to be held in Paarl in October. Connor played for the KZN team in the inter-provincial Grant Khomo Week in July.
SA Schools’ Rugby
Congratulations to Kearsney’s 1st XV captain and loose forward, Sibusiso Sangweni, on his selection to the SA Schools Rugby squad. Sibu is one of four players selected from KZN. The others are from Glenwood (2) and DHS.
Confirming the quality of rugby played at the Standard Bank Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival, 10 players in the SA Schools squad of 30 played at this year’s festival.
The SA Schools team played against Wales, France and England in August.
SA Hockey 5s team
Congratulations to Guy Morgan who was selected to captain the SA Hockey 5s team at the Youth African Games in Algeria in July. The team hopes to qualify for the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina in October and are through to the final against Zambia. We also congratulate 1st XI coach, Mr Sihle Ntuli, who is the Head Coach of the SA team.
Outstanding centre back and leader, Guy Morgan (pictured on far right) captained the KZN Coastals team that won the U18 Hockey inter-provincial title.
Mr Sihle Ntuli and Guy Morgan at the Youth African Games
Three boys selected for SA Schools’ Hockey teams
Guy Morgan captained the KZN Coastals team that won the U18 Hockey IPT. The team included fellow Kearsney team mates Liam Maguire, Steven Conway and Ben Proctor. Following the event, three Kearsney players were selected for SA Schools’ teams: Steven Conway: SA Schools ‘A’; Guy Morgan: SA Schools B; and Ben Proctor: SA Schools’ B team. Congratulations gentlemen. What fantastic achievements and reward for your continuous hard work in your sport.
Steven Conway (pictured below) represented the SA U18A Hockey team which enjoyed a tightly contested series against Australia U18A. Results: 3-3, 4-4 and 3-6.
Provincial rugby selections
Well done to our four rugby players on their KZN Rugby selections: (L-R) Connor De Bruyn (U16 KZN Grant Khomo); Taine Muirhead (Sharks U18 Academy Week); Jacques Odendaal and Sibusiso Sangweni (Sharks U18 Craven Week).
Provincial hockey representation
Congratulations to all the Kearsney boys who have been selected to various KZN Coastals teams:
U18A – Guy Morgan, Liam Maguire, Steve Conway, Ben Proctor
U18B – David Hudson, Chase Kelly
U18C – Joshua Barrett, Dane Mertsch
U16A – Calvin Davis, Luyanda Chiliza, Rourke Palmer, Campbell Duckworth, Menzi Mhlungu
U16C – Tim Dladla
U14A – Bryce Wiggett, Jacques Minnaar, Nkateko Khoza, Kai Hielckert
U14C – Callum McKeown, Joshua Owen
Provincial squash selections
Congratulations to the following squash players have been selected for provincial teams and will compete in the Inter-provincial Tournaments in the July holidays:
U19A: Dale Young
U19B: Reid Stuart and Jordan Baker
U16B: Kamo Bikwane and Dylan Thompson
L-R: Kamo Bikwane, Jordan Baker, Dylan Thompson, Dale Young and Reid Stuart
Golf KZN Selections
Hayden de Kock (Grade 11, on the right) for the KZN Southern Coastal A team and Charlie Dell (Grade 12) was selected for the KZN Southern Coastal B team. Congratulations!
Basketball KZN Selections
Four boys were selected to represent the KZN U18 Basketball team. Read more
Pictured L-R: KZN UI8 team members are Liam Turner, Levi Donjeany, Ruben Darby, Preston Barr and Max Hastings-Brown will represent KZN U16
Choir achieved two more Golds at the 2018 World Choir Games
The Kearsney College Choir returned home with two gold medals and one silver after a successful trip to the 10th World Choir Games. The world’s largest competition for non-professional choirs is held every second year.
Under the direction of Mr Marshell Lombard, the Choir competed in three categories in the tough Champions section, winning golds in the Scenic Pop and Music of Spirit and Faith categories and silver in the Scenic Folklore category.
The Choir has now achieved 15 gold medals and seven silvers at the World Choir Games since 2000.
To see what the Choir performed at the World Choir Games, book your tickets for one of the two Supper Theatre performances on Thursday 19 or Friday 20 July at 19h00. Doors open at 18h00. Bookings on Computicket www.computicket.com
Read our tour blog at: https://kearsneychoirtour2018.blogspot.com
Three Kearsney Old Boys in Springbok Squad
Congratulations to the du Preez brothers who play their rugby for the Sharks and have all been selected for the Springbok squad for the June internationals. This is a phenomenal achievement for each player.
Special mention should be made of flyhalf Rob du Preez (2011), pictured, on this occasion as he earns his first Springbok squad selection. Read more.
KCOB to play for Scotland U20 in World Cup
Congratulations to James Miller (Class of 2016, Pembroke prefect) who has been selected as a back-row forward for the Scotland U20 team for the forthcoming World Rugby U20 Championship 2018. Read more.
Kearsney recognised for Maths and Science Excellence
The College was honoured to receive a Certificate of Excellence from the University of Pretoria for placing in the Top 16 of all schools in South Africa, independent and state, in Mathematics and Physical Sciences in the final 2016 examinations. Our Maths and Science Excellence Programme has consistently placed Kearsney among the top performers in the country and we are very proud of our academic excellence.
Kearsney Choir ranked 12th in the world
Congratulations to Marshell Lombard and the Kearsney College Choir who were announced by the international organisation, INTERKULTUR, to be ranked the 12th best choir in the world. What an amazing achievement! Congratulations to the Stellenbosch University Choir, which topped the global list.
Excellent results for the Class of 2017
We are delighted to report that the Class of 2017 has achieved outstanding results in the IEB NSC Examinations and done the College proud. We thank them for their contributions in all areas over the past five years and wish them all the best for the future.
(Pictured above) TOP CLASS with 59 distinctions between them. Back Robert McConnell (6), Bradley D’Eramo (7), David Comrie (8), Wandile Linda (3), Kuhle Bophela (5), Emil Loubser (6), Matthew Pitcher (6); and front Ntinga Tshabalala (6), Nic de Beer (6) and James Young (6).
Pictured above: Monde Nkosi with mother Nomsa, wife Nyaki, daughter Nkanyezi and father Phillip
KCOB Top MBA student at Stanford
We were proud to learn of the fantastic achievements by Monde Nkosi, Kearsney’s headboy of 2007. He graduated in June 2017 as one of the top students in his MBA Class at Stanford University in the USA. This meant he was designated an Arjay Miller Scholar, becoming one of the first black South Africans to achieve this prestigious award.
Monde also completed his Masters in Education at Stanford during this time.
Monde epitomised balance and all-round excellence at Kearsney. Monde came 9th in SA in the National English Olympiad in 2006. He earned Academic Honours Cum Laude in 2007 and matriculated with six distinctions.
Monde represented KZN Athletics in 2005, played 1st team rugby, 1st team basketball (Captain) and 1st team soccer. He was awarded the coveted “Best All-rounder Award ” and the “Ambassador’s Trophy” in Grade 12.