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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 will meet Wales in their opening game on 10 August, followed by France on 14 August and England on 18 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 Old Mutual iWYZE U18 Hockey Nationals title.
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.
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.
National and Provincial sports selections
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
SA U17 Tennis selection
Congratulations to Kade Mindry who has been selected the SA U17 Tennis team. The team will tour to the UK in June. Well done Kade on an amazing achievement. Read more.
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
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).
KZN Cricket Selections 2017
Congratulations to the seven Kearsney boys who were selected to the KZN Coastals Cricket teams:
U18 – Luke de Vlieg and Patch McGrath
U17 – Carl Heunis and Robbie Koenig
U15 – Jean-Luc Talbot, Cade Carmichael and Matthew Murray
We wish you all the best for the rest of the cricket season.
KZN Water Polo Selections 2017
Congratulations to the five boys who were selected for KZN Water Polo across the age groups and the two boys selected as non-travelling reserves.
The teams will be playing in the SA School Water polo tournament in Port Elizabeth from 08-12 December.
U19B – Nic Baines and Taine Buys
U16 non travelling reserves – Oliver Kenny and Josh Muller
U15 – Tyson Andrews and Wesley Marshall
U14 – Luke Ambler-Smith
Pictured top left (L-R): Nic Baines, Wesley Marshall, Josh Muller, Taine Buys, Tyson Andrews, Luke Ambler-Smith and Oliver Kenny.
Speech Day September 2017
At our annual Speech Day and Grade 12 prize-giving 16 awards of Colours and 13 Honours awards for academics were presented. Six boys achieved Honours Cum Laude.
The boys pictured all achieved Honours Cum Laude: David Comrie (Dux of School), Calvin Engelen, Dom Ferri, Luca Ferri, Alex Veltman and Bradley D’Eramo (Runner-up to Dux)
Two more Golds for the Kearsney Choir
In July 2017, the Kearsney College Choir returned from the 10th Orientale Concentus International Choral Festival in Singapore with two Gold medals!
The Choir won the Folklore Category with a score of 92.2 (Gold Grade 1). No other Choir earned a Grade 1 Gold in any category at the Festival.
In their second category (B2 (Equal voices – Youth), the Choir finished second with a score of 81.3. This earned them a Gold (Grade III).
We are very proud that you kept the Kearsney Choir flag flying high, boys and staff.
Springbok selection for Dan and Jean-Luc (KCOB 2013)
Congratulations to Daniel and Jean-Luc du Preez who have been selected to the Bok squad for the Rugby Championship. Daniel (pictured right above) is in line to make his Springbok debut while Jean-Luc made his debut against Wales last year and played in the home series against France in June this year. The twins celebrated their 22nd birthdays on Saturday 05 August 2017. We wish them and all the Boks all the best for the Championship.
KZN Under 17 Sevens Squad
Congratulations to Jacques Odendaal for his selection to the KZN U17 Sevens team as a backline player. This is a fantastic achievement. Jacques was the Kearsney U18 team captain when the Matric were not playing.
SA Schools Rugby selection
Congratulations to Dylan Richardson who has been selected for the SA Schools rugby team at flank. The team will face Wales, France and England in the U19 International Series in August 2017. We wish the team all the best for the series.
Five Kearsney boys selected for provincial rugby teams
Congratulations to the Kearsney rugby players who were selected for various KZN rugby teams.
U18 Craven Week: Dylan Richardson (top left)
U18 Academy Week: Sibusiso Sangweni (bottom left), James Sutherland (top right) and Ross Taylor (not pictured)
U16 Grant Khomo Week: Oliver Carmody (bottom right)
National Tennis Selections 2017
Congratulations to the following boys for their provincial selections:
U19A: Kade Mindry
U15A: Luc Koenig
U15B: Shail Chetty
Following the inter-provincial tournaments, Kade Mindry was selected to the SA U17 Tennis team and Grade 8 pupil Luc Koenig who was selected for the SA U14 tennis team and as a reserve for SA U15. Congratulations on these excellent achievements.
National Hockey selections
Three Kearsney hockey players were selected for SA Schools’ teams.
Keanan Naidoo SA U18B team
Guy Morgan SA U17 team
Chase Kelly SAU16 HP squad
Provincial Hockey selections
Congratulations to the 25 Kearsney hockey players who were selected for various KZN and KZN Coastal Hockey teams.
SA Men’s Hockey selection for KCOB
After a national hockey selection camp the team to play in the Hockey World League Semi Finals was announced. We are delighted to learn that Bili Ntuli (2014) has been chosen to represent South Africa. This event is a World Cup qualifying tournament and will be held in Johannesburg from 08 to 23 July. Australia, Germany, Spain and Belgium among other countries, will take part.
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.
Pictured above: Monde Nkosi with mother Nomsa, wife Nyaki, daughter Nkanyezi and father Phillip