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.

Loose forward, Jean-Luc du Preez (2013) has played in ten Tests for the Boks to date and scored two tries. Dan du Preez (2013), also a loose forward, has represented the national side on three occasions.

The Springboks are due to play a test against Wales in Washington DC on Saturday 02 June and the first of three Tests against England in Johannesburg on 09 June. Of the three players, only Daniel will travel to the USA for the Test against Wales.

We wish the brothers the best for the forthcoming Tests.

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. James has been playing for Watsonians based in Edinburgh.

The World Rugby U20 Championship takes place in France between 30 May and 17 June, 2018. Three venues will host the tournament in the Stade Aimé Giral in Perpignan, Stade de la Méditerranée in Béziers and the Stade d’Honneur du Parc des Sports et de l’Amitié in Narbonne.
Pictured – James playing for Watsonian rugby 2018 (ball carrier)

SA U17 Tennis selection

Congratulations to Kade Mindry (Grade 11) 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.

Kade was previously selected for the KZN U19A boys team.

National honours for U16 water polo players

Congratulations to Tyson Andrews and Wesley Marshall on their SA selections.  Tyson has been selected for the SA U16 water polo team that will be touring to New Zealand. He also played in the starting team for the KZN U18 Currie Cup team.

Left: Tyson Andrews has been selected for the SA U16 Water Polo team that will tour to New Zealand for the 15th Pan Pacific Youth Water Polo Festival from 07 to 17 July. He also represents the KZN U18 Currie Cup team.



Wesley Marshall has been selected as the non-travelling reserve for the SA U16 Squad. Wesley recently took part in a tournament where he played against the SAU17 team and an international fixture against Zimbabwe U18.

Left: Wesley Marshall has been selected as a non-travelling reserve for the SA U16 Water Polo squad what will tour New Zealand later this year.

Basketball KZN Selections

Four boys were selected to represent the KZN U18 Basketball team – Preston Barr, Ruben Darby, Levi Donjeany and Liam Turner. Three boys were selected as part of the KZN Coastal team Rabasotho Lenkoe, Dillon Wimbush and Ayoola Morakinyo. Max Hastings -Brown will represent the KZN U16 Team. We wish them all the best for the upcoming tournament being hosted at Kearsney from 23 to 24 March and featuring U18 and U16 teams.

Pictured L-R: KZN UI8 team members are Liam Turner, Levi Donjeany, Ruben Darby, Preston Barr and Max Hastings-Brown will represent KZN U16

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.