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
Four Kearsney squash players participated in the IPT (Inter-provincial Tournament). The KZN U19B team, which played in Paarl, included Kearsney’s Graham Hudson (ranked number 1), Matt du Toit (3) and David Comrie (5). Reid Stuart was ranked number 3 in the KZN U16B team which played in Pretoria. Kearsney teacher Etienne Grundling managed the U16B side in Pretoria.
Congratulations to all of the Kearsney hockey players who have been selected for the KZN Boys Hockey teams for 2016.
KZN Coastal U18A: Lyle Jarvel; Cameron Rencken; Grant Oliver; Blake Tyack; Matthew Lees and James Stamatis
KZN Coastal U18B: Jeremy Foord
KZN Coastal U18 Warriors: Cameron Baker
KZN Coastal U18 Non Travelling Reserves: Brad Wood and Kyle Koenig
KZN Coastal U16A: Steven Conway; Liam Maguire; Guy Morgan and Kandrin Naidoo
KZN Coastal U16B: Scott Bentley and Ben Proctor
KZN Coastal U16 Warriors: David Hudson, Jordan Meikle and Cameron Nel
Kwazulu-Natal U14 Boys: Brett Anticevich
KZN Coastal U14A Boys: Luyanda Chiliza, Thomas Constable and James Maguire
Congratulations to Kearsney Old Boy Bili Ntuli (Class of 2014) who qualified with the SA U21 Hockey side for the Junior World Cup to be held in India in December 2016.
In January and February of this year Bili was selected to the SA Mens Hockey team and played in a series of matches against Germany, Ireland, Spain and Canada.
Congratulations also to Kearsney Old Boy Greg Last (Class of 2008) who has been selected as captain of the KZN Raiders Men’s team.
Our 1st XI beat Clifton by 93 runs in the final of the KZN Coastals T20 competition on 29 January at Kingsmead. This followed an excellent win in the semi-final vs Glenwood on Monday 25 January.
Kearsney 115/6 (Lees 35); Clifton 22/10 (McGrath 3/4; Hudson 3/11). Matthew Lees was awarded the Best Batsman award and Patch McGrath, the Bowling prize.
They will face the winners of the Midlands final – either Hilton or Michaelhouse – at the Oval in Pietermaritzburg. The date for this KZN final is yet to be confirmed.
Grade 9 pupil Edward Yeo has been awarded two gold medals for achieving the top scores in both the Maths and the Science International Benchmarking tests.
Twenty of our Grade 9 boys wrote the University of New South Wales/Education Assessment Australia International Benchmarking tests in English, Maths and Science, joining boys from over twenty other countries. Edward Yeo, Carl Combrinck and Robert Whitehouse received distinctions in Maths; Edward Yeo, Thomas Lunde, Michael Lee, Tim Bean and Jethro Strydom received distinctions in Science; Tim Bean and Daniel Phillips received distinctions in English, with Michael Lee earning a High Distinction (Top 1% of participants) in English. The group received an additional 29 Credits and 4 Merit awards over the three tests.
James Tedder, Kearsney College 1st XV centre, has been contracted to the Sharks U19s for next year.
Tedder was an important cog in the team’s backline this year which saw him repeatedly getting through the defence as he proved to be one of the most difficult runners to stop. After a stunning season his impressive play was capped off with being selected for the KZN Craven Week team where he stood out as a player for the future. James was also captain of Kearsney’s 1st X1 cricket team. He joins his older cousin Tristan who played flyhalf for the Sharks U19s this year.
31 August to 03 September
Our twenty-fifth annual Leadership Week was a resounding success. The venues which we visit have been carefully selected over the years and are ideally suited to each group, while the instructors based at each of these venues are professionals who ensure that the boys derive maximum benefit from the courses and have the opportunity for personal development.
The Grade 11 group embarked on a course in ‘Ethics and Leadership’, reinforcing the role and responsibility that they will shoulder in their matric year. The Grade 10s spent four days at the Shongweni Spirit of Adventure Centre, enjoying a challenging course on ‘Action Centred Leadership’, which is most appropriate for this age group. The focus of the Grade 9s’ course was ‘Being aware of the needs of others’, while the Grade 8s’ theme was ‘Standing on your own two feet’. Well done to all the boys, and the Masters who accompanied them, for a very positive and constructive week.
The following Kearsney boys have been selected for various KZN A Cricket Teams:
U19A: James Tedder, Keean Rencken
U17A: Luke de Vlieg, James Stamatis, Matthew Lees, Brad Porteous
U15A: Robert Koenig
Congratulations to all these cricketers on this fine achievement.
Pictured (left to right): James Stamatis, Luke de Vlieg, Robert Koenig, Matthew Lees, James Tedder, Brad Proteous, Keean Rencken
Congratulations to the following Kearsney boys for their selections to the KZN water polo teams:
U19A side – Ryan Jackson
U19B side – Luke Croshaw and Jared Meyer and non-travelling reserve – David Weaver
U14A – Josh Muller and non-traveling reserve – Oliver Kenny