Provincial Hockey selections

Congratulations to all of the Kearsney hockey players who were selected for various KZN and KZN Coastal Hockey teams:

KZN Coastal U18A:
Keanan Naidoo, Guy Morgan, Jeremy Foord, Liam Maguire and Luke de Vlieg

KZN Coastal U18B:
Nicholas de Beer, Kyle Koenig and Steven Conway

KZN Coastal U18 Impis: Benjamin Proctor

KZN Coastal U16A:
Chase Kelly, David Hudson and Luyanda Chiliza

KZN Coastal U16B:
James Maguire and Joshua Barrett

KZN Coastal U16 Warriors:
Cameron Nel, Hayden de Kock and Thomas Constable

KZN U14:
Calvin Davis, Menzi Mhlungu and Gontse Machaba

KZN Coastal U14A:
Tim Dladla, Rourke Palmer, Campbell Duckworth and Nkateko Khoza

KZN Coastal U14B:
Matthew Foord and Ruben Rheeder (non-travelling reserve)

22nd Annual Kearsney College Tennis Festival

The Kearsney Tennis Festival has become a popular event on the school’s tennis calendar profiling the top junior players in the country. This year it was held from 18 to 21 May. The organisers are grateful to Seeff Properties, Sportsmans Warehouse, Matchday performance drinks, Wilson and Alpine Motors for their sponsorship of this event.

There were 56 players from eight schools:

  • Affies (Pretoria)
  • Grey College (Bloemfontein)
  • Pretoria Boys (Pretoria)
  • Kearsney College (Durban)
  • Paul Roos (Stellenbosch)
  • Clifton High School (Durban)
  • Selborne College (East London)
  • Stellenbosch High School (Stellenbosch)

The final proved to be an epic battle, with Grey College from Bloemfontein edging out Stellenbosch’s Paul Roos in a thrilling and tight match.

Blood Brothers show a triumph

Congratulations to Director Mr Brett Alborough, Assistant Directors Ms Ulaetha Singh and Mrs Emily Stockil-Smith, an exceptionally talented cast, band and technical team. Kearsney’s production ran for four days and was appreciated by full houses each evening. The hard work put into the production was worthwhile.

This highly acclaimed musical was a smash hit around the world and it was a treat to be able to see at Kearsney.

See photographs from the show.

A decade of thrilling rugby

The three-day Standard Bank Kearsney Easter rugby Festival was well supported with excellent crowds who enjoyed a high standard of competitive rugby.  We thank our sponsors including major sponsors Standard Bank, Halfway Ford, Hendok and the Sharks Academy.

Etienne Fynn, managing director of the Academy, said a great mix of schools from across the country produced some excellent rugby at the festival.

Please visit our festival page for full reports and more.


Exceptional Achievements for the Class of 2016

Congratulations to the Class of 2016 on a fantastic year and some special achievements.  These were celebrated at our annual Speech Day and Grade 12 Prize Giving at the end of the third term. An incredible 30% of the Class received Academic Colours, Honours or Honours Cum Laude.

Dux of School for 2016 is Nicholas Carroll. Runner-up to Dux is Cameron Rencken. These boys and nine other Grade 12 boys achieved Honours Cum Laude, which means their average achievement was over 85%.

We wish all of the Grade 12 boys everything of the best as they prepare for their final IEB examinations.

Update: See full details for excellent final IEB examination results.


U18 Coca-Cola Craven and Academy Weeks

We were delighted to host the prestigious 2016 U18 Coca-Cola Rugby Youth Weeks from 11-16 July.  This is the first time that the U18 Coca-Cola Craven and Academy Weeks have been held simultaneously at the same venue.

It was believed this will be the world’s biggest school rugby tournament ever with 44 teams participating.  Our beautiful campus and world-class facilities provided a fitting venue for this historic event and it was a pleasure to welcome rugby players and supporters from all over the country.


Rugby: U18 KZN Craven Week

Congratulations to our five 1st XV players who have been selected for the KZN Craven Week team!

2 Dylan Richardson
5 Jared Meyer
6 Luke Croshaw
8 James Miller
22 Cameron Ritchie

Also to our staff members appointed as manager and coaches for various KZN teams:

U18 KZN Craven Week
Manager: Mr Dean Moodley, Kearsney

U18 KZN Country Districts Week
Coach: Mr Antonie Prinsloo, Kearsney

U16 KZN Grant Khomo Week
Coach – Mr Sam Mofokeng, Kearsney


Highest mark in Cambridge University’s MBA Programme

Congratulations to Justin Reed (KCOB 2003) who achieved the highest overall mark in Cambridge University’s Judge Business School MBA Programme.

After obtaining his Business Science degree with honours in Finance and Accounting at the University of Cape Town, Justin joined Investec Bank’s CA Programme and qualified as a Chartered Accountant after passing his Board exams. Justin has been employed by Investec Bank since then and in 2014 was accepted into Cambridge University’s Judge Business School MBA Programme. He achieved the highest overall mark in the 2014 class out of approximately 145 students from 40 different countries around the world.

The photograph was taken at the graduation in Cambridge on 23 April 2016.

Du Preez brothers huge prospects for Super Rugby

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 27:  Robert du Preez of the Stormers during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Vodacom Bulls at DHL Newlands Stadium on February 27, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Thinus Maritz/Gallo Images)

Daniel and Jean-Luc du Preez (Class of 2013) have been shining lights for the Sharks in the Super Rugby. Jean-Luc, playing at blindside flank in his Super Rugby debut last month, produced a dynamic performance that deservedly earned him the Man of the Match award. He earned the same title in the game against the EP Kings.

Older brother, Robert 22, (Class of 2011, pictured here), playing at flyhalf for the Stormers, has given their fans a lot to smile about. He scored 23 points in the Stormers  33-9 win over the Bulls at Newlands on 27 February.

All three young men have featured for the Junior Springboks and are now exciting prospects for senior rugby.