KZN Under 17 Sevens selection
Congratulations to Jacques Odendaal for his selection to the2017 KZN U17 Sevens team as a backline player. This is a fantastic achievement. Jacques was the Kearsney U18 team captain when the Matrics were not playing.
Provincial Hockey selections
Congratulations to all of the Kearsney hockey players who were selected for various KZN and KZN Coastal Hockey teams for 2017:
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
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.
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.
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.
Provincial Squash Representation
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.
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.
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
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