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Three KCOBs among News24 100 Young Mandelas of the Future
On Nelson Mandela’s birthday, 28 July, 100 young South Africans were chosen for their remarkable drive to succeed in their personal lives and to make a difference in the lives of others and who embody the true spirit of Madiba.
Kearsney College is delighted that three of the 100 achievers – Mpumelelo Mhlongo (25), Zain Bana (24) and Phoka Mchunu (19) are Kearsney Old Boys. Read more detail.
Kearsney Choir pays tribute to Johnny Clegg
The Kearsney Choir was in the East Coast Radio studio on the morning of 17 July to pay tribute to the great Johnny Clegg after he sadly passed away, aged 66. He will live on in his music and in the hearts and minds of South Africans.
Many people were touched by the boys’ singing. By Monday 22 July, the video had over 1 million views. Watch video.
At the Choir supper theatre performance on Thursday 25 July, the Choir will pay tribute to Johnny Clegg in song. #RIPJohnnyClegg
Indumezulu – 25th Anniversary Concert – 20 June
This show was a celebration of 25 years of South African magic. The world-renowned Kearsney College Choir was born in 1994, the momentous year in which South Africa held its first democratic elections. On 20 June Kearsney College celebrated 25 years of the diverse and beautiful voices of the choir and of our wonderful country. Renowned Kearsney College Old Boy musicians joined the Kearsney College Choir on stage for this one-night-only celebration, performing crowd favourites from the past quarter of a century. Angela Stevens, founder of the Kearsney Choir as we know it, and Director of Music at Kearsney from 1994 to 2008, and the irrepressible Bernard Kruger, choir master from 2009 to 2015, made guest appearances.
This celebratory concert was a superb occasion for the College and was live streamed. You can watch online now.
Representative team selections:
SA HP Hockey Squad
We congratulate Calvin Davis on his selection for the SA U16 High Performance squad after the inter-provincial hockey tournament held in Pietermaritzburg in June.
Congratulations to Ruben Fourie (Grade 9) for his selection to the KZN Swimming team. He will be awarded his colours at an official ceremony in July.
Congratulations to Dale Young (right) for his selection to the KZN U19A squash team and to Kamo Bikwane (left) and Reid Stuart (centre) on making the KZN U19B team.
Congratulations to Connor De Bruyn, Massimo Fierro and Derick Marshall on their selection to the KZN U18 Craven Week team and to 1st XV captain, Oliver “Ox” Carmody, on his selection to the U18 Academy Week team. (Pictured top, left to right and then bottom, left to right)
Congratulations to the U14 hockey players who were selected for KZN U14:
Zipho Cele and Tritz Rheeder. this is a fantastic achievement.
Well done to all the boys who made the KZN Coastals hockey teams:
U18A: David Hudson; Chase Kelly
U16A: Calvin Davis; Campbell Duckworth; Menzi Mhlungu; Jacques Minnaar
U16B: Daniel de Kock; Kai Hielckert
U16C: Tim Dladla; Gontse Machaba
U14A: Anesu Chimusoro; Asande Ntawose and Dylan Wiggett
U14B: Michael de Beer
U14C: Jarred Christie and Sekoala Toloane
Two Kearsney Old Boys included in the Junior Springboks squad for the World Rugby U20 Championship
Congratulations to Sbu Sangweni of the Lions (2018) and Dylan Richardson of the Sharks (2017).
Following the SA U20 warm-up matches against England and Wales in April, both Sibusiso Sangweni and Dylan Richardson have been included in the Championship squad. The World Rugby U20 Championship will be held in Argentina from 04 – 22 June.
The last time Kearsney had 2 boys in the Junior Bok team was in 2015, with Dan and Jean-Luc Du Preez.
The team will face Scotland in their opening game of the U20 Championship in Rosario on Tuesday, 04 June, before taking on Georgia (Saturday, 08 June) and New Zealand (Wednesday, 12 June). The semi-finals will be contested on Monday, 17 June, and the final on Saturday, 22 June.
Bili Ntuli to represent SA hockey again
Bili Ntuli (Class of 2014) has been selected to the SA Men’s Hockey Squad for the FIH Hockey Series Final in India from 06 to 15 June. Bili will be adding to the impressive 33 international caps that he has already accumulated.
Congratulations also go to Kearsney’s U14A coach Jethro Eustice, who has also made the team.
KZN U18 Water Polo: Term 1 of 2019
Congratulations to Wesley Marshall, Tyson Andrews and Oliver Kenny who have been selected to represent the KZN U18 Water Polo team at the Inter-provincial Currie Cup Tournament to be held in March. Luc le Clézio has also been selected as a non-travelling reserve.
We congratulate Tyson Andrews for his selection as a non-travelling reserve for the South African U17 Water Polo team.
Excellent results for the Class of 2018
Academics are Kearsney’s top priority and we are delighted to report that the Class of 2018 has reinforced our reputation for academic excellence with outstanding results in the IEB NSC Examinations. We thank them for their contributions to the College in all areas over the past five years and wish them all the best for the future.
33 distinctions between them: Daniel Phillips (6 Distinctions); Jethro Strydom (6); Yaaseen Mahomed (6); Carl Combrinck (8) and Kabelo Makhanya (7 distinctions).
Provincial Water Polo selections:
Term 4 of 2018
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
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)
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.
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.
Mr Sihle Ntuli and Guy Morgan at the Youth African Games
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.
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.
Read our tour blog at: https://kearsneychoirtour2018.blogspot.com