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“The Elephant in the Room” While the weather is definitely getting cooler, the heat is still on full at Game On! Something has been niggling for a while, so I thought we should talk about “the elephant in the room”! The owners and team at Game On are passionate about development in sport, because we believe sport offers each and every youngster/adult the opportunity to become more, emotionally and physically. What pains us most is the cry we often hear from the sports that are not considered ‘high profile’, is their desperate need for funding because our sporting structures in SA that have funds either do not have enough to go round or don’t regard their sport one that funding should be distributed to. The topic of Sports Funding… Without getting myself into hot water by regurgitating conversations with people from the many different sectors of sports who don’t want to be quoted because it will possibly land them in trouble with various sporting structures that they have to operate within, is that a solution needs to be found to not only find funding for the sports that don’t continously get TV coverage, but it is more important to create a system that allows everyone equal opportunity to apply and receive funding to grow sports in these areas. I mean, who knew we have made it to the World Baseball Championship except the 55 clubs around South Africa. It’s a travesty that they are trying to raise these funds themselves (see page 69). Another example, Grace Legote (Feb 2015 issue) has very limited funding to compete internationally and she is AFRICA’s top rhythmic gymnast! COME ON! SO, that being said, we are investigating a solution that we hope will begin an initiative to enable the creation of an independent wealth fund for South African Sport that will allow businesses and the general public in South Africa to make contributions of any size, and whose structure will be managed by a FAIR and UNBIASED team. This team will have no personal agenda, or stand to gain financially from this fund and will ensure the FAIR distribution of funds to sports that are underfunded in the current system. Watch this space, as we will be inviting EVERYONE to make a difference in creating a new way forward for the funding of sport in South Africa. And hey guys! Tell your friends about us! Hand out free subscriptions to your friends...... be our guest! Enjoy!

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Cover FeatureS

sporting Focus

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Kiteboarding

Austin Smith Playing for my country is a privilege and an honour

Jason van der Spuy Junior Division Kiteboarding

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Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Provided

MAIN STORIES Pietie Coetzee Our Sa Hockey Legend Is Giving Back To The Game In A Big Way!

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Words: Dee Hean | Photos: Provided

Pierre Spies He’s back and he’s better than ever!

Dr Jon Patricios Concussion – Keeping Our Kids Safe! Words: Dr Jon Patricios | Photos: Dr Henry Kelbrick

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upliftment & development

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surfing Bianca Buitendag living “la vida bella” (a beautiful life)

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Canoeing

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St John’s Rock the Boat

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table tennis Anyone for Table Tennis?

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Jo-Ané Van Dyk Javelin Gold For South Africa

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Cricket Mini Cricket for Gr 1 & 2 – Cowan House

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YOUTH Focus Beaulieu College Rusten Abrahams & Sizwe Mthembu Q&A

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SOCCER

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Coach Focus Mountain Biking

Golf

Cana Peek The Taste of Sweet Success

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Rowing

Luke le Roux & Aden Philander Teenage talent in Stellenbosch success

YOUTH Features

Tristen Strydom Taking the less travelled road to golfing success

South Africa U18 Team Qualifies for the 2015 World Cup in Japan

Hockey

Inappropriate Aggression Mary Ann Dove Let’s Stop Inappropriate Aggression in School Sports

Baseball

javelin

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Leon Prinsloo Mountain Biking is on the Rise!

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SOCCER Roscoe Krielin Let’s focus on developing the future of football!

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Austin Smith Playing for my country is a privilege and an honour

“Playing for my country is a privilege and an honour” A personal message to all at the KES Festival from Austin Smith – SA Mens Hockey Captain “I want to encourage you all to take the opportunity and enjoy the experience of playing against different schools. Festival hockey is a good chance to work on team dynamics; style of play and it’s a great time for team bonding which is really important. Playing competitively on the field is part of the game, but being social and getting to know the other players is what festival hockey is all about.”

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MAIN story: Hockey

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Provided

Austin (28) was born in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa to parents who played hockey for a number of years in South Africa and England. . He started hockey at the tender age of five years old, at Primary School, Pinelands North, where he was introduced to hockey, among other sports. His coach at Pinelands, Murray Anderson, inspired Austin to focus on hockey.

When Smith started at Pinelands High School he had already represented his Province at U13 level. He went on to represent South Africa as part of the U16 and U18 Hockey teams, as Captain of each teacm. He attributes a large amount of his achievement to the fact that he “was extremely lucky to have such dedicated

coaches at both my Primary and High School. Michael McConnachie ,who spearheaded the hockey at the High School, was my biggest mentor, and made me truly believe in myself.”

In March 2004 aged 18, Austin achieved his lifelong dream of representing his country at a senior level. In 2005 Austin represented South Africa at the U21 World Cup in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 2005 Austin moved to the United Kingdom to join Reading Hockey Club. He spent four seasons at Reading, winning the Premier League twice and making the final eight of the Euro Hockey League

on consecutive occasions. In 2009 he moved to Holland to become part of the most prestigious club hockey league in the world, the Dutch Hoofdklasse. He played for Den Bosch and after one year at the club he became Captain.

Smith has been named SA Player of the Year three times and in 2009 he was honoured by being named in the World All Star Team – the 11 best players in the world. As a corner specialist Smith has been racking up the goals for his country. At the recent Greenfields SA World League Round 2 held in Cape Town he was the tournament’s top goal scorer with five goals. Smith has scored 52 goals in his 148 games for South Africa. Of the 148 games for SA, 97 were as Captain.

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Austin Smith Playing for my country is a privilege and an honour

with Austin 1. Why are you choosing to be based overseas instead of in SA? The Dutch Hoofdklasse is the best club hockey league in the world. Everybody wants to play in this league. The standard is so much higher than anywhere else.  2. What are your career aspirations for beyond hockey? I am a qualified teacher.  3. Considering you have been playing professional hockey for a long time now, is there any particular highlight of your career that has been a huge moment for you that will stay with you forever. Playing at my first Olympic Games will always stay with me. The first time I captained my country is an experience words can’t describe. Playing for my country - every single game is special in its own way. Its a privilege and honour that one can never take for granted.  4. In comparison to other sports like cricket, rugby and soccer, how does hockey rate professionally in terms of career earnings.  Can a person earn good money from professional hockey? For South African players you can’t just play hockey for all your earnings. Only a few teams in the world are fully professional. South Africa is not even semi-professional at this stage. So it is very important to have a back up plan.

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MAIN story: Hockey

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Provided

5. What would your advice to aspiring hockey stars be in terms of making this a profession post-school?

How do you balance your sporting career with your personal life?

Austin plays his club hockey in Europe but believes the same principles count when you have to choose a club in South Africa or anywhere else in the world. “It is important to join a club that you would enjoy to be a part of. The club must also have the same ambitions as you. They must support you in your goals.”

“The key to a balanced life is being organised. You must prioritise. Always do the important stuff and remember that you will have to make some sacrifices along the way. That said, don’t forget to have fun and make time for family and friends.”

NOTE: HOCKEY IS NOT PROFESSIONAL SPORT. IT IS TOTALLY AMATEUR. NO MONEY INVOLVED. 6. Austin, you’ve been the SA Captain for sometime now, and had the opportunity to play for SA and abroad. What, in your opinon, needs to happen in SA Hockey to keep you (and whichever teammates are also playing overseas) here full time so we can build a united side that will “kick butt” internationally and raise the level of hockey in South Africa so it competes with the likes of cricket and rugby? 

“We need a stronger provincial structure then overseas players can come back home. Something like a professional hockey league will be the best answer. But for this, funds are needed. For SA hockey to take its rightful place on the international stage and at big events we need sponsors to come forward and help.”

7. I am not sure if you follow school boy hockey in South Africa, if you do, who stands out of your as raw talent that we should watch in future?

“Talent has never been a problem with South African hockey. I am sure that we have plenty youngsters who have the abilities and talent to represent our country.”

SIDEBAR Since making his debut for South Africa a decade ago, Austin Smith has not only racked up 150 caps for his country, but he has also le­­d his team by example on the world stage. Austin played for South Africa at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, the 2010 and 2014 Hockey World Cups, and at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games. He has also competed at the 2005, 2009 and 2011 Men’s Champions Challenge. He took the captain’s armband in 2009. Smith has been named SA Player of the Year three times and in 2009 he was honoured by being named in the World All Star Team – the 11 best players in the world.

8. Austin, in March 2004 when you were 18, you achieved your lifelong dream of representing SA at a senior level, has your dream changed at all, do you have a new dream that you aspire to? “Every game I play for my country is living the dream. I am so privileged to be able to play hockey for a living at present, and for that I am very grateful. I would love to go the a third Olympic Games next year.”

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PIETIE COETZEE OUR SA HOCKEY LEGEND IS GIVING BACK TO THE GAME IN A BIG WAY!

OUR SA HOCKEY LEGEND IS GIVING BACK TO THE GAME IN A BIG WAY!

Game On were very fortunate to catch up with South African field hockey star Pietie Coetzee, the alltime leading goal scorer in women’s international hockey, at a one of her coaching clinics that was being hosted at Clifton Prep in Nottingham Road in March 2015.

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Feature: hockey

Words: Dee Hean | Photos: Provided

Pietie made her debut for South Africa way back in 1995 at the age of only 16 whilst in Gr 11 at Oranje Meisieskool in Bloemfontein. In her 13 years of representing South Africa, Coetzee has played in both the Commonwealth and 3 Olympic Games as well as 289 international games for South Africa.

In 2011 she became the latest title holder of the World Goal Scoring Record of 221 goals and bettered the 20-year-old record held by Russia’s Natalya Krasnikova. Since then it has risen to 287 goals in 289 international games for South Africa. “I got into hockey through my school. What really drew me to the sport was the action-packed way the game was played. I enjoyed training and also the fact that I could train and play with my friends.” She went on to represent her country until she decided to retire at age 27, with an impressive record of 191 goals in 193 Test matches. She returned five years later and showed that she hadn’t missed a beat by scoring 35 goals in as many Test matches. “Hockey is not a professional sport in South Africa and somewhere down the line I lost the motivation and energy to play. In 2010, the coach asked me if I would like to consider getting back. At first I had to lose a lot of weight to get fitter, and had to do a lot of running.” During her retirement Coetzee studied Sports Medicine at University of Johannesburg. After her studies, Coetzee became a paramedic and then opened 15 hockey clinics countrywide.

“A few years ago, I started my own sporting clinics and there are a few across the country. So, that has kept me busy outside of playing for the national side.”

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PIETIE COETZEE OUR SA HOCKEY LEGEND IS GIVING BACK TO THE GAME IN A BIG WAY!

Away from the hockey field, Coetzee enjoys spending time with her family and her dog. “I have a very close-knit family and an absolutely awesome dog. So, with all of that, I am kept fairly busy.” South African Assistant Coach Fabian Gregory, interviewed by Jonathan Cook in April 2012, said of Coetzee: “Pietie is the ultimate professional, exemplary in her work ethic, training, how she takes care of her body and in preparation for matches. He added: “Pietie is meticulous in her analysis of the opposition and her tactical input is immense. Her experience has played a massive role in the development of the less experienced players. Pietie has added a new dimension to the striker line in that she has defined roles for the strikers, which has taken their individual performances to a new level.”

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Pietie Coetzee is a legend in women’s hockey and she is now devoting her energy to giving back to the game and supporting our young hockey players coming through the ranks to raise the bar of South African Women’s Hockey.

We asked Pietie some questions as well: While you were playing overseas for teams, did you have much exposure to youth hockey, and if you did, how does our school hockey standards and talent compare to overseas standards? I coached the youth hockey in The Netherlands. The system works very differently there. There is no school hockey as such. You have to join a club which will have hockey for all age groups. The hockey is tremendously strong over there. They are the best in the world and their great foundations are evident on all levels.


Feature: hockey

Words: Dee Hean | Photos: Provided

What do you feel needs to happen in youth hockey development to raise the bar in our standard of hockey for national selection in South Africa? We need to develop our coaches. If you have strong coaching the players will come through automatically. There is no lack of talent in players. They just need to be guided in the correct way.

Is there any other country that we could take heed of their hockey development programme that would support this in our country? We can learn a lot from The Netherlands. I think it is important to learn from the

best, however we need to adapt it to our circumstances and structures. We have a very different culture in SA so we need to develop a way that suits us here. Keeping in mind, we always have to strive for the best.

What kind of advice would you give to parents of a child who is talented in hockey (or any sport for that matter) in terms of supporting them to reach their full potential. What do you feel are the key elements for parents to be aware of? I would say that parents need to support the player in a positive way. Give them as many opportunities as possible. But never lose sight of the fact that

this player is still young and has more to them than the sport they’re playing. Sport is just a representation of life. It is not life alone.

Many schools, especially Junior Schools, only play hockey in the winter seasons. This obviously impacts on the skill development at this level. If your school does not have a round-the-year programme, what can youngsters do to keep their skills going to the next year unsupervised? Do you feel this would make a difference to the standard of hockey at senior school level if all schools implemented a year-round hockey programme, or do you feel at this junior level it is not important Youngsters who would like to train all year long can join my online training programme. They will get programmes to follow on a weekly basis, which will assist them in their development. I use email, video, pictures to communicate with the player on a weekly basis. It works very well and the success rate of this kind of training is tremendous. I think it would be ideal for a junior player to play 9 months of the year. They can still do other sports during the year as well. This will ensure a rounded development at a young age.

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You studied Sports Medicine and Paramedics during your retirement period, how has that supported you in your current role in Coaching? It has not done anything for my current role whatsoever. The only thing it has done is given me and understanding of what hard work is and a stronger appreciation for life.

Hockey is an impact sport, injuries can be severe in some cases. Have you ever been severely injured? No, I have been very lucky with a few minor injuries.

follow a career in Sports Medicine? Coaching has developed very nicely for me. It was a natural progression and something I always wanted to do. It is my passion and I want to be great at it.

What inspires you about coaching? The excitement players experience when they master new skills!

Do you still play hockey competitively?

Your family are important to you from the literature I have read, are any of them sporty or being successful in the sporting arena? My family all participated on provincial level in whatever sport they did. My mother was a SA record holder back in the day in Javelin. My father was SA champ in target shooting. My brother represented SA at the Commonwealth Games last year in Glasgow for Full Bore shooting. He ended 5th. I am very proud of him.

No. I am only focusing on coaching now.

Why did you get into coaching and not

“Sport is just a representation of life. It is not life alone.�

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Words: Dee Hean | Photos: Provided

Please tell us how your hockey clinic organisation works and where can people find information to attend them? People can get all the information they need about my coaching on my website

www.pietiecoetzee.co.za. I am also on all major social media platforms. I present skills development clinics anywhere. Schools usually acquire my services for a clinic. I also do group/team sessions. Out of peak season I do a lot of individual sessions with interested players. I have also started the online training which any player can sign up for. It is on a 1 on 1 basis. I also have an online shop with anything hockey related for sale. All of this on my website. If anyone wants to make contact they can mail me on

pietie@pietiecoetzee.co.za.

Do you have a particular favourite brand of hockey gear and what elements should a parent consider when buying a hockey stick for young kids who are just starting out in the sport, there is so much to choose from and the range (both price and brand) is fairly wide (and they grow out of them so fast!). I have always used Gryphon. It is the best brand on the market. My theory was and still is, if you want to be the best it is no good to use second best equipment. Parents must make sure the stick length is correct for the player. They must also stay realistic with price and range of the stick depending on the players ability and age.

What do you feel is the importance of sport in a young person’s development, and what

has sport taught you that has supported you in your life and the challenges that life sometimes throws in your path? I have always seen sport as a direct representation of life. When you participate in sport you get opportunities to experience everything life throws at you in smaller chunks. You get to challenge yourself and learn life lessons while you playing. Sport has taught me everything about self discipline, dedication, perseverance, fun and much more.

What is the best advice you have ever been given in sport?

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Pierre Spies He’s back and he’s better than ever!

He’s back and he’s better than ever!

Injuries are part and parcel of a professional sportsperson’s life. Pierre Spies has been playing rugby since 2005 and has had his fair share of injuries including having to withdraw from the Rugby World Cup squad in 2007 due to blood clots on his lungs.

He has spent most of the last three years on the sideline due to a finger injury (2012) and two bicep tears (2013/14). Pierre marked his return to the professional game when he came on as a replacement in the first half of the Bulls’ opening round match against the Stormers in February. Pierre has featured in every game of 2015 for the Bulls and has the added responsibility of captaining the team. He is just happy to be back on the field after a lengthy spell on the sidelines and believes that the Bulls rehabilitation programme and support are the main reason for his renewed desire to play rugby to the best of his ability.

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MAIN story: RUGBY

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Provided

“My rehabilitation was a long journey but the Bulls allowed me the time to recover properly. I think that is the most important thing people must understand. I have been seriously injured before so it was not as bad to be out,” Pierre explains. Pierre is a man of faith and trusted in God to help him recover. His wife of six years, Juanne, was instrumental in keeping the powerful loose forward in a positive mind frame. His recovery gave him the time to set his priorities straight. “After I was ruled out the game last year, I took a two month break where I spent time with my family, friends and doing social responsibility work for the Bulls. These types of setbacks are part of rugby and life in general,” he added. Trusting the system and taking your time to recover are the two things Pierre would like to pass on to young players when dealing with serious injuries. By following these two ideals Pierre has become rejuvenated and feels like he did 10 years ago when he started his career. The sensational try he scored against the Sharks in February is a testament to the “new” Pierre.

“It is really great to be back on the field. I’m enjoying every moment. I would really like to help the Bulls win some silverware and play well enough to be in Springbok contention but most of all I just want to enjoy the game I love.”

“The biggest worry is that while you are busy recovering other guys are out there performing. That’s where trusting the system is so important and knowing that it may take a while to get to your best. Just enjoy every moment as it teaches you a lot about yourself,” said Pierre. While Pierre’s spot in the Bulls team is virtually assured, it is the Springbok jumper that he would most like to wear again. The Rugby World Cup is only a few months away and time is running out for one of Loftus’ favourite sons. Can Pierre break back into the Heyneke Meyer’s squad? If history is anything to go by Pierre will bounce back even stronger from his injury setbacks.

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Dr Jon Patricios Concussion Keeping Our Kids Safe!

CONCUSSION KEEPING OUR

KIDS SAFE! head injury

“The parents want their kid back on the field sooner rather than later … I don’t know how or why that attitude came about, but clearly parents need to be educated as well.” Dr Ryan Kohler Co-Founder of the South African Sports Concussion Centres excerpt from “The Concussion Debate” http://www.espnscrum. com/australia/rugby/ story/239341.html)

BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA

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MAIN story: Concussion

Words: Dan Lombard with Dr Jon Patricios - www.sportsconcussions.co.za | Photos: Dr Henry Kelbrick head injury HIGH VELOCITY IMPACT

Anyone who has had even the slightest concussion will know that it is no laughing matter. Dr Jon Patricios, a leading sports physician in South Africa, shares this sentiment and has a website dedicated to the topic (www.sportsconcussion.co.za). RETIRED PROTEAS BATSMAN

JACQUR KALLIS

The South African Sports Concussion Centres were first established by Dr. Jon Patricios and Dr. Ryan Kohler in 2003 with the purpose of improving the medical management of concussion in the South African sports environment using a combination of repeated clinical assessments and scientifically validated computer brain function testing. This individualised concussion management system was adapted from the International Conferences on Concussion and subsequent Consensus Statements. “We have incorporated many of the protocols had been using in our experience with professional athletes in particular, high level rugby players� says Dr Patricios.

A concussion is not a straightforward injury. Sometimes people may not recognise the symptoms as those being of concussion. This is where it becomes dangerous. So what exactly is a concussion? Read on and empower yourself with knowledge that could prevent a serious brain injury and possibly even death. Quite simply, a concussion occurs after you receive a bang to your head either directly or indirectly. The damage sustained by the brain is not structural but rather in how the affected area of the brain works on a cellular level.

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Dr Jon Patricios Concussion Keeping Our Kids Safe!

A disturbance in the neurotransmitters (messengers) affects the brain cells’ ability to operate efficiently. This is why common symptoms include loss of concentration and amnesia (loss of memory). A common misconception that people have is that one can only be concussed when participating in contact sports. This is completely FALSE. A concussion can occur while riding a horse, cycling or running into a pole by accident. Contact and collision sports obviously show a higher incidence of concussion (e.g. rugby and hockey), where a player has the chance of being whacked in the head by a hockey stick, renegade ball in cricket, a rugby opponents knee or heavy impact/fall.

There are many symptoms and signs that you can look out for, but loss of consciousness and amnesia are the critical signs of a concussion, although they may not be present at all (this is what makes concussion such an enigma of a condition). It is of vital importance to ensure that if you have received any knock to the head that you seek the correct medical attention.

SYMPTOMS

SIGNS

★★ Headache

★★ Confusion & disorientation

★★ Dizziness

★★ Delayed reaction & response times

★★ Nausea

★★ Slow or slurred speech

★★ Ringing in the ears

★★ Vomiting

★★ Sleep disturbances

★★ Diminished playing ability

★★ Drowsiness

★★ Poor concentration

★★ Fatigue

★★ Poor performance in class

★★ Sadness

★★ Irritability

★★ Sensitivity to light

★★ Emotional changes, depression

★★ Sensitivity to noise

★★ Emotional changes, depression

★★ Blurred vision or partial loss of vision These symptoms may persist from hours to weeks. A player that is suspected to be suffering from ANY of these symptoms or signs must be examined by a doctor.

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MAIN story: Concussion

Words: Dan Lombard with Dr Jon Patricios - www.sportsconcussions.co.za | Photos: Dr Henry Kelbrick

The Significance of Concussion By definition, the symptoms of concussion seem to resolve spontaneously over the course of time and there appears to be limited structural damage to the brain. Why then should traumatic brain injury which is ‘mild ‘ be taken seriously?

Firstly, should the condition not be correctly diagnosed and appropriately managed symptoms are likely to persist for longer and hamper the recovery. As many of the symptoms listed represent changes to brain function, the developing brain of a young athlete may be significantly compromised not only in a sporting, but importantly also in a learning and social environment. A Post Concussion Syndrome comprising persistent headaches, sensitive eyes, poor concentration, fatigue and drowsiness, and disturbed sleep patterns may wreak havoc with the learner’s performance in the classroom. Other symptoms such as mood changes and depression impact on the athlete’s interaction with family and peers. Poor coordination, delayed reaction times, exercise-induced headaches and dizziness, and compromised vision will affect performance on the sports field, thereby greatly increasing the risk of recurrent head or other injury.

Secondly, although far less common, the risk of Second Impact Syndrome, a very serious and even fatal brain injury that may occur even with a relatively mild impact, appears to be particularly significant in young athletes. A rare disorder, Second Impact Syndrome, occurs when an athlete suffers a concussion and then, within a short time later (usually within one week although it may be longer), receives a second blow to the head before the brain has recovered from the first concussion. It is possible for rapid brain deterioration and even death to occur. This happens because the brain is still affected from the first injury and the second injury results in rapid swelling and pressure within the skull. This intracranial pressure, if uncontrolled, can lead to death. There have been several episodes of suspected second impact syndrome in South Africa recently.”

The South African Rugby Football Union guidelines state; ‘if in doubt sit then out’ a useful adage to follow, but more importantly advises that concussed athletes should not to return to the field of play on that day. Research has shown that athletes with concussion demonstrate impaired cognitive function (“ability to think”) for approximately 5 days, further validating the decision to not allow a player to return to the field of play and the need for brain function testing.

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“Return to Learning” (RTL) after Concussion It is equally important to include those players who are suspected of having a concussion into this grouping. In many cases of concussion, the development of signs and symptoms is delayed. Therefore, when concussion is suspected, but the players do not show any classic signs or symptoms of concussion to initially confirm diagnosis, they should be monitored and treated in exactly the same way as the confirmed cases of concussion. For clarity and for more information on SARU’s position on concussion in rugby, and the SARU

Regulation on Concussion, go to the following link: http://boksmart.sarugby.co.za/ content/boksmart-legislation. The SARU regulation also stipulates a mandatory graduated return-to-play process for players suspected of sustaining a concussion at school or amateur rugby. This process can also be sourced from the BokSmart website at the following page: http:// boksmart.sarugby.co.za/ content/concussion.

What’s happening to the concussed brain? There is microscopic damage to the cells and nerves of the concussed brain and brain function is disrupted following complex chemical

head injury

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changes. There appears to be a “mismatch” between the brain’s energy requirements and needs. This causes a variety of symptoms and affects the brain’s ability to think, to concentrate for sustained periods and to absorb and retain information. Adding cognitive (“thinking”) activities to an energy-deprived brain worsens symptoms. These changes are not visible which makes it difficult for school or tertiary education officials to understand the need for resting the brain in a learning environment. Although guidelines for reducing cognitive stress exposure are not as well defined as the guidelines for reducing physical activity, they are equally important.


MAIN story: Concussion

Words: Dan Lombard with Dr Jon Patricios - www.sportsconcussions.co.za | Photos: Dr Henry Kelbrick

What does this mean for students? As a result of these changes in the brain it is not unusual for performance in the classroom to be affected. Learning new tasks and recalling previously learnt material might become difficult. Moreover, stressing the brain by expecting it to cope with normal teaching loads, writing tests and exams, and completing long assignments may make students’ symptoms either reoccur or worsen, and may slow recovery. Just as a strained hamstring muscle requires time to readjust to running as it repairs, a “strained” brain requires time to readapt to learning. There is no one set of ideal guidelines that fit all concussed students, therefore doctors, lecturers and teachers should adapt protocols to suit individual needs and recovery. While resting the brain is necessary, getting behind on studying and assignments may create additional emotional stress that is also undesirable for recovery. Therefore there is a fine balance between resuming normal function without overexerting the brain, and worsening symptoms. Cognitive recovery after concussion for scholars or students is variable but usually occurs within 3 weeks. Recovery lasting longer than this requires further medical evaluation. Full return to academic and physical activities requires the student to be cleared using a spectrum of assessments that evaluate performance under conditions of both cognitive (computer and paper-based “thinking” tests) and physical (gym or field based activity) stress. Students need to pass all of these parameters to be properly cleared to return to full learning and rugby participation.

How to help your cognitive recovery At home:

☰☰ Keep stressful brain activities to the more essential ones such as homework and reading ☰☰ Avoid texting, non-academic computer work, video games and television ☰☰ Read and study in a quiet and dimly lit area ☰☰ Take regular breaks (every 20 minutes) when doing homework or assignments ☰☰ Organise your day by creating a list of tasks to be completed ☰☰ Report symptom patterns following learning exposure to your doctor

At school / tertiary education:

☰☰ Consider returning to school or tertiary education when you can tolerate 30-45 minutes of reading or studying without worsening symptoms ☰☰ Discuss your injury with your teachers, head teacher, lecturers, school or tertiary education nurse and/or psychologist ☰☰ Discuss attending fewer classes –

prioritise the important ones ☰☰ Schedule academic “time outs” during the school or tertiary education day during which you can rest. Avoid brightly lit and noisy areas ☰☰ Ask a fellow student to take notes for you ☰☰ Request more time for assignments and tests ☰☰ Ask your doctor to provide feedback to your teachers or lecturers and your coaches regarding your progress

Finally – A Team Approach Works Best

Many young rugby players suffering a suspected or confirmed concussion are in a learning environment that stresses the injured brain. Recognising this fact helps the recovery process. The most comprehensive evaluation and successful recovery from any concussion occurs when players, coaches, parents, teachers/ lecturers and medical staff cooperate to completely evaluate and correctly manage the injured player. This process should involve a carefully monitored and safer progression to full academic activities and sports participation.

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Dr Jon Patricios Concussion Keeping Our Kids Safe!

Return to sport

When can a player safely return to play following a concussion? Why is it so important to return to play at the appropriate time?

Mandatory rest periods

Returning too soon following a concussion may have serious short and long term consequences including:

Unless advised by a medical doctor with expertise in concussion management, the following minimum rest periods are prescribed for players suspected of suffering a concussion in Rugby:

☰☰ More serious brain injury and even death ☰☰ Prolonged symptoms lasting weeks or months ☰☰ Greater risk of further concussions ☰☰ Interference with studies (school and university) and work ☰☰ Poor performance on the Rugby field ☰☰ Long term, permanent brain effects including memory loss and emotional disturbances.

Players 15 years old and younger – rest from all exercise for a minimum of 2 weeks, followed by an 8 day period of graduated return to play (GRTP, see protocol below) Players aged 16-19 years old – rest from all exercise for a minimum of 2 weeks, followed by a 4 day period of GRTP. Players aged 20 years old and over – rest from all exercise for a minimum of 1 day followed by a 4 day GRTP. These minimum periods only apply if the player no longer has ANY symptoms of concussion.

Note: It is recommended that, in all cases of suspected concussion, the player is referred to a medical professional

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MAIN story: Concussion

The South African Sports Concussion速 Programme. The latest in international concussion management protocols and technology is currentlyavailable to South African schoolchildren and amateur athletes. School & Club Enrollment: Why Enroll? By enrolling in this programme you will ensure that your child has the best chance of avoiding the potentially serious consequences of concussion. Contact and collision sport at school is often the source of much anxiety to parents. Due to peer, parental and coach pressures to return to sport as

soon as possible, concussion has often been poorly managed at school level resulting in at least one recent schoolboy death.

10 years and advocates that all schoolboy rugby players should partake.

The aim of the Sports Concussion Programme is to make the management of concussion safer by using internationally recognised clinical guidelines and computer brain function tests.

Teams: R380.00 per player. Includes educational support website link, clinical protocols for your medical staff and all sports physician consultations after a concussion; CogState Sport baseline and follow up screening is included free of charge. For more information, visit the website and to enroll: http://www.sportsconcussion. co.za/concussion-programme/ school-club-enrollment.

The programme is designed for hockey, soccer, cricket, rugby and other contact and collision sports. SA Rugby has used the programme for professional players for the last

Costs (per year)

The South African Sports Concussion速 Programme is endorsed by:

Dr Martin Raftery, MBBS FACSP Chief Medical Officer World Rugby Schalk Burger, Springboks and Western Province Brian Habana, Springboks and Toulon John Smit, CEO of the Sharks Owen Nkumane, former provincial and international player Wikus Van Heerden, former Springbok Morne Du Plessis, former Springbok captain Dr Ismail Jakoet, Medical Director, SA Rugby Joe Van Niekerk, former Springbok Jean De Villiers, current Springbok captain Nick Mallett, former international coach Conrad Jantjes, former Springbok Graeme Smith, former Proteas captain To view endorsements go to: http://www.sportsconcussion.co.za/concussion-programme/endorsements/

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Dr Jon Patricios Concussion Keeping Our Kids Safe!

CONDENSED BIO ON DR JON PATRICIOS Dr Jon Patricios is a co-founder and current director of Sports Concussion South Africa and the Schools Sports Concussion Programme. He is the author of the Sports Concussion Chapter for the International Sports Medicine Federation (FIMS) manual (2009) on injury management and the South African Rugby Union “BokSmart” concussion protocols (2008-2015). He is part of the World Rugby (formerly IRB) Concussion Advisory Group. Jon has been elected President of the South African Sports Medicine Association in 2013 for his second term. He serves on the South African Rugby Medical Association, and Cricket South Africa’s Medical Committee, has been the race doctor for the 94.7 Cycle Challenge and serves on tribunals for the South African Institute of Drug Free Sport. For the FIFA 2010 World Cup he was appointed to conduct the pre-competition medical assessments on the South African National Team (“Bafana Bafana”) and was a local medical consultant to several other international teams. Jon is a lecturer and assessor in post-graduate sports medicine at Pretoria University, an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Wits University and is the current Chairman of the Council of St John’s College, Johannesburg. He has presented over 300 seminars and published papers locally and internationally as well as contributing chapters to 2 books “Make sure of your Comrades Medal” (2010) and “Rugby is in our blood” (2011).

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Jon has been awarded the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM) travelling fellowship which he will undertake in April 2015 lecturing, teaching and learning at sports medicine centres around the United States. He is an associate editor of 2 international journals, the British Journal of Sports Medicine and Current Sports Medicine Reports (USA), and has been extensively involved in Continuing Medical Education Programmes lecturing to colleagues and the public, producing sports medicine education manuals, rugby development protocols and appearing on several national and regional radio and television broadcasts.

For additional information: What is Concussion? Jon Patricios YouTube interview: Concussion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3MN5I1td-M Management using Baseline Testing – Jon Patricios YouTube interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNnNkq3PD4c The First 48 Hours: http://www.sportsconcussion.co.za/management-protocols/first-48-hours/ Boksmart Protocols: http://www.sportsconcussion.co.za/management-protocols/boksmart-protocols/   Concussion Toolkit: http://www.sportsconcussion.co.za/management-protocols/use-these-tools/ Step by Step Guide: http://www.sportsconcussion.co.za/management-protocols/step-by-step-guide/ Red Flagged: http://www.sportsconcussion.co.za/management-protocols/red-flagged/  

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MAIN story: Concussion

Words: Dan Lombard with Dr Jon Patricios - www.sportsconcussions.co.za | Photos: Dr Henry Kelbrick

Procedure for suspected concussion: ☰☰ Remove the player from the field immediately. ☰☰ If there is loss of consciousness assume that there is a neck injury, stabilize the head and neck and stretcher the player off. ☰☰ Do not allow the player to return to that practice or match.

☰☰ Inform the parent/ guardian and coach that a concussion is suspected. ☰☰ The player must be assessed by a doctor - the team physician, event doctor or emergency room doctor. ☰☰ The doctor will either discharge the player home - the player must be accompanied by a responsible adult or

admitted to hospital for neurological observation and investigation. ☰☰ Whether discharged or admitted, the player must be followed up by a doctor experienced in concussion management - a sports physician, neurologist or neurosurgeon before performing ANY exercise again.

Concussion Myths MYTH

FACT

CONCLUSION

You can only be concussed in “contact sports”

A player that has sustained a concussion is up to 3 times more likely to sustain a second concussion in the same season.

Although more likely in contact and collision sports such as rugby, football and boxing, concussion can occur in nearly any situation. Suspect possible concussion with any direct or indirect blow to the head.

There is currently no known cure for concussion but time.

Only about 8% of cases of concussion involve loss of consciousness. Concussion may present in many different ways depending on the area of the brain most affected. These may be obvious signs such as blacking out, vomiting or confusion, or more subtle symptoms such as poor concentration or personality changes.

You need to lose consciousness or memory to be diagnosed with concussion. A normal brain scan means you’re cleared to play. You are OK to play once the headache has gone.

Injuries to the brain are the most common cause of death in athletes. 1. All symptoms must have cleared. 2. You should have a normal neurological examination. 3. Your computerized brain function tests must have returned to baseline or be within normal limits. 4. You should undergo a sports-specific return to play exercise programme without symptoms recurring.

CT scans and most MRI scans are not sensitive enough to detect the changes taking place in a concussed brain; you may still have a serious brain injury.

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Mary Ann Dove Let’s Stop Inappropriate Aggression in School

Let’s STOP Inappropriate

Aggression in School Sport Over the past number of years we have witnessed an increasing level of aggression on our sports fields both locally and around the world and involving all stakeholders in the sports participation process. There is a wide variety of examples – a water polo player being punched in the face, deliberate fouling in the front row of a rugby scrum, a parent or coach verbally berating or even physically hurting young athletes for a poor performance, a coach arguing with a referee for missing an error in play or a school turning a blind eye to over aggressive sportsmanship in order to ensure a winning result. Whatever the nature of the aggression, this type of behaviour is unacceptable in sport but ESPECIALLY in youth sport, and without a

firm stance from all stakeholders it will continue unabated. It can result in severe physical and / or psychological damage to the child which may have lifelong consequences.

For further information and assistance in developing a PCDSE Programme for your school/club contact Mary Ann Dove (maryann@positivesportparent.com)

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upliftment & development: Stopping Inappropriate Aggression in Schools

Words: Mary-Ann Dove, founder www.positivesportparent.com

So what are the reasons for this behaviour? ≡≡ With the ever increasing

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professionalism and commercialisation of sport at younger and younger ages there is an overemphasis on winning at an age when children should be having fun and learning the fundamental movement and sports skills that will ensure sporting success at later stages. This emphasis on results and winning increases the expectations and thus pressure placed on young sports people to perform. In a survey conducted in the UK in 2013 amongst 1,015 kids aged 8 – 16; 87,5% felt under pressure to win, 64,3% indicated that they had witnessed team mates fouling, diving or time wasting and 54% said they had witnessed cheating in games of which 37% indicated that their team mates didn’t care if they won by cheating. This “win-at-all-costs” attitude is permeating our sporting environment. From research published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology in 2008 it appears that the control orientation of parents leads to ego defensiveness which in turn leads to anger and aggressive behaviour. And coaches? They are under constant pressure from schools to achieve the results that will bring

“glory” and new students to their school. In the words of Dr Glen Hageman, past president of the South African Sports Medicine Association, “Unfortunately, people judge a school on its rugby results, as opposed to its academic results.” In addition, coaches themselves are driven by the need to achieve so that they can move on to bigger and better positions and what better way to prove your worth than by a winning record. In order to begin to address this aggression by a minority but that affects the enjoyment of sport for the majority we need to put sport participation into perspective. According to Cote and Hancock (2014), the 3 goals of sport participation are: ≡≡ ≡≡ ≡≡

professional sportsmen and women. Research conducted by Durandt et al showed that only 24% of U13 provincial rugby players in South Africa played at the U18 provincial tournament. Furthermore, sporting success is a combination of both genetics and practice, despite the popular belief postulated in books such as Outliers and Bounce that sufficient practice alone can ensure elite performance. It needs a committed effort of all stakeholders (players, parents, coaches and schools) working together to rid our sports fields of inappropriate behaviour. Sport is competitive by its nature, but winning doesn’t need to be achieved by aggressive sportsmanship.

Participation, Performance, and Personal Development

In addition, it should be remembered that only 1% of sport participants progress to the elite level and only 0,5% become

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Guidelines for Implementing a Player-Centric Developmental Sporting Environment (PCDSE) ≡≡ Schools must develop and articulate a philosophy towards sport based on sound developmental principles and in line with the schools’ values ≡≡ Parents should be educated to understand their role in their kids’ sporting lives and that once on the field they have very little or no control over what transpires during the competition and should therefore control their own emotions

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≡≡ Coaches should be trained to focus on a process vs scoreboard orientation to competing allowing kids to learn from their mistakes and continuously improve ≡≡ Kids should respect the nature of sport and understand that success comes from internal motivation ≡≡ Adults must be appropriate role models for their children or students and set the example based on values

≡≡ Terms of Engagement/ Code of Conduct covering all aspects of sports participation and applicable to all stakeholders should be developed together to ensure commitment and buy-in ≡≡ Schools have an obligation to implement the Terms of Engagement and enforce compliance to avoid the status quo remaining


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Words: Mary-Ann Dove, founder www.positivesportparent.com

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MARY ANN DOVE Mary Ann has an honours degree in Sports Science from the University of Cape Town and is currently studying towards her MSc, where she is focussing on the “Socio-environmental factors affecting player development from junior to elite level in South African cricket”. In addition, she has coaching and psychology qualifications. She has been involved in sport all her life as a participant (provincial gymnast), scientist, consultant and manager of youth and senior teams and has worked with developmental to Olympic level athletes across a wide spectrum of sports. She has served as a member of the Olympic Foundation, Manager of the Southern Gauteng women’s hockey team and other team management positions.

PROFILE

Mary Ann has spent 25 years in the corporate world gaining business consulting, leadership development, project management, facilitation, lecturing and coaching experience. She now runs her own business, Performing 4 Success, which specialises in developing individuals and teams to achieve sustainable performance goals in business and sport. Current sporting clients include – the Nashua Cape Cobras Cricket team, Sports Science Institute of South Africa, SA Rugby 7s and SA Rugby Players’ Association, as well as work with a number of primary and secondary schools and individual sportsmen and women. In 2011, Mary Ann founded Positive Sport Parent (www. positivesportparent.com) which provides parents with authoritative information that enables them to inspire and encourage their children’s sporting participation. Whether children participate in recreational and school sport or pursue more serious, elite level sport, PSP contains a rich source of knowledge that enable parents to support their children as best they can. As part of PSP, Mary Ann delivers talks and workshops to schools, clubs, sporting federations and representative teams. A focus in 2015 will be on upskilling young coaches through a workshop on the EQ of Coaching. She is still a very active, but less competitive sportswoman and refularly participates in running, tennis, cycling. In 2009, Mary Ann successfully summited Mt Kilimanjaro. In her spare time… she is mother to her 20 year old son and 18 year old daughter.

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Bianca Buitendag living “la vida bella” (a beautiful life)

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youth Feature: surfing

Words: Dee Hean | Photos: Supplied

AGE: 21 YEARS SURFING: approximately 13 YEARS AS A PRO SURFER: 3 HOMEBREAK: Victoria Bay, South Africa RANKING: 2015 CT Rank 13

Bianca on……. Bianca

“I am Bianca. I am twenty one years old and come from a small coastal town close to the most southern part of Africa. As a professional surfer, I travel to over a dozen countries per year to compete and perform with the world’s best female surfers. I am in a different time zone every two weeks, spend a lot of time in an economy class seat, and have been traveling since the age of 14. Because of this, I have observed a lot and have developed an open mind towards a lot of cultures and opinions, which is a privilege more than my gratitude can express. The ocean, which I continually analyze, is also my escape. My heart thrives when I find myself under water, lost in the freedom of the ocean and its movements. My heart thrives when I see people reach their full potential or when someone breaks through the oppression of its circumstances. I keep my eyes and heart wide open. I long for adventure, love the unexpected and the unlikely. I appreciate acts of selflessness. Most importantly, I have found the overwhelming truth of God’s love. I celebrate it every day. It is what keeps me going.”

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Bianca on her life as it is now…….. “I live out of a suitcase! We are constantly on an itinerary, changing time zones every two weeks on average.”

Bianca on where she calls home…… ”The place that I would call ‘home’, not that I am there much at all, would be the little coastal town of Victoria Bay, close to the most Southern tip of Africa. Yes, it is very far off the map, but its culture and people are what has shaped and influenced me the most out of all the places in the world.”

Bianca on growing up: Who taught you to surf? “I remember catching fish in the rock pools, and building sand castles on the beach, since my parents were always out surfing. My brothers and I finally built up the courage to test the water, and it was my father that pushed me into my first wave as a child. He introduced me to something that I now regard as one of my biggest loves, the ocean. I grew up totally unaware of what was going on in the surfing industry, totally removed from the hype, names and comparison. The only surfers I knew were those at my local beach. Growing up, I was always in the line-up with my brothers and my Dad, my Mom watching from the beach and occasionally testing the waters herself. For a long time, the only competition I had was amongst my brothers and the only coaching or advice I received was from my parents.”

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youth Feature: surfing

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In that case, my parents are probably the greatest by a long stretch. I have had the privilege of growing up in a very supportive home, surrounded by people who are proud of who I am and not what I achieve.

“It is safe to say my family were my inspirations, and are still today, their sincerity and support more than anything.” As a little girl, did you always dream of being a pro surfer? “Strangely enough, the answer is no! I grew up surfing every day, but the chance of a skinny, white-haired, freckled little girl from a little town in South Africa to make it to the top 17 female surfers in the world seemed close to impossible. The perfect people and opportunities crossed my path at the perfect time.

When I look back now, I realize that there must have been a higher hand on my life. A hand that has a particular plan.” How did Roxy become your sponsor? “I sent a profile to Roxy, and they sent me a box of clothes through the post, so heavy that I couldn’t carry it into the house. I was 12 at the time, and am still sponsored by the same company 9 years down the timeline.”

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Was surfing the only sport you were passionate about as a child, and what is it you love about surfing?

“I enjoyed all sports. I had provincial colors in 5 sports besides surfing before I was 16.”

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“But there was a sense of freedom in surfing, an excuse to adventure, every time you cross from sand to saltwater, you have no idea what to expect. You do not have to conform to a field, pool, platform, or track. You learn to read and thrive off of the unpredictability of the ocean.”

How did you manage your academics in conjunction with surfing? What guidance can you give to other young girls

that are currently in school that hope to become pro surfers one day?

“I definitely had to make sacrifices. Some days I would have to go to school so early the sun hadn’t come up yet, and leave only once the sun had set, because of math, science and accountancy extra classes before and after school in order to catch up on the work I had missed while competing internationally.”


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Words: Dee Hean | Photos: Supplied

My parents were strict on academics, and saw it as a priority. I had the ability to learn quickly, but it did not come without hard work. I was the only one dragging heavy algebra textbooks all across the world, doing as much as I could on the plane, staying up late to finish, recording lectures, copying notes and missing events for exams. I am studying a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management at the moment while traveling. So my advice would be that you shouldn’t underestimate what you are capable of. In my native

language we have a saying “Where there is a want (ambition), there is always a way.”

Many young professional sports people who are still at school are opting for homeschooling these days to accommodate the need for a more flexible schedule so they can learn and train at the

same time. What are your thoughts on this? “I went to a public school with children from all walks of life, race and circumstances. At school, education goes beyond what is written in a textbook. You learn about people, how to work with them, how to treat them, how to lead them, how to lift an opinion, how to deal with authority, you learn respect, you learn to struggle and prove yourself amongst 2000 others, you make memories and friendships that last a lifetime. For that, there is a lot that I would and have sacrificed. Going to school also made me want to surf more than someone that had all day to do it. I would count down the minutes for the bell to ring, and use every opportunity to get in the water.”

“But most importantly, school gave me perspective. Some children at school’s parents couldn’t even afford to give them a sandwich for lunch, and I would come back from a trip be upset about a result or complain about homesickness while some children around me didn’t even have a home to go to. “

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Bianca on her career: When did you choose to make a career of this? “I was faced with the decision in my last year of school: with good grades, I had the option of either going to study or taking the opportunity to compete fulltime. Having had education as a priority until I wrote that last exam, I felt like I had not seen my potential in surfing yet, and that I could not take an opportunity to do it without distraction, for granted. Later that year, I won two WQS 6stars, and it was only then that I had the answer to the question I had asked a year earlier.”

What have you learned over the past year? “The past year has been the best one in my short 21 years of life. I have learned to ‘let my hair down’ and smell the roses along the way. With the help of a few particular people, my outlook has gone from expectation to gratitude, from planning ahead to taking things as they come. As I look back at the year that has gone past so quickly,

I realize that it is actually what it is all about: laughing every step of the way, through disappointments and victories, being generous with all things, knowing that your ‘today’ as well as your ‘tomorrow’ is in the hands of your loving Creator. “

What are your career goals for 2015 in surfing and beyond? “There are too many to mention. Some of them are: - I am studying a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting Management through Northeastern University in America, so I really want to do well in school, utilizing everything I have been given and seeing where that could lead. - I want to start a business one day that could sustain a small orphanage. - I want to find a way to create opportunities for the less privileged children in South Africa to break the cycle of poverty. - I want to live in a village in Malawi for a year. - Not fall into the trap of accumulation, live with an awe, appreciation and expression of the love of God all the days of my life.”

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youth Feature: surfing

Words: Dee Hean | Photos: Supplied

My journey as a professional athlete is only the beginning, a stepping-stone for even better things that lie ahead. I could carry on forever.

But for now, my greatest ambition is to be the best surfer I can possibly be and make the most of every opportunity that comes my way. ”

Are you going to approach 2015 differently to any other year? “Yes, without being willing to change, you cannot expect to improve. With the same approach, I plan to be more disciplined and motivated when it comes to training, and more particular with equipment, trying different things and seeing what works best.”

Did you ever believe you would become a pro surfer at your current level? “Never in my wildest dreams! Actually, I did not even have the dream, thinking it seemed so impossible for a skinny, freckled, whitehaired girl from a little coastal town in Southern Africa to make it. And it is not the sporting success that I am referring to; plainly the privilege of meeting the people I have grown to know and love and the countries and cultures I have seen.”

Bianca on living life outside of surfing: What other areas have you found fulfillment in? “There is a God-made void placed in every single person that exists. During our lifetime, we try to fill it with everything we get our hands on, it could be money, relationships, material possessions, substances, or like me to a certain degree, achievements. Although they are all satisfying, that satisfaction is temporal.

From what I have experienced, the only thing that would continually be fulfilling is the one who created that very void.”

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“On your feet now, applaud God, bring a gift of laughter” Psalm 100

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youth Feature: surfing

Words: Dee Hean | Photos: Supplied

There has to be days that you just don’t feel like surfing, what would you do on those days?

“I would probably pick up a carpool of friends and look for new adventures, with good music and honest discussions, encourage each other on new ambitions. I enjoy doing anything in water, anything out of my comfort, and anything with a bit of an adrenaline rush.”

Strengths & Weaknesses?

What does SUCCESS mean to you?

“I am going to share weakness, because it would be a lie if I said I didn’t have any.

“Success to me is living in freedom. To be one who is unattached to the world. One who lives and loves generously, giving instead of taking.

My biggest weakness is probably fear. Not physical fear that you experience when you stand at the edge of a cliff, those fears are easy to conquer; rather fear of not knowing what is going to happen, fear of being known but not loved, fear of being purposeless.”

Fortunately, there is a life-changing truth that “Perfect love casts out all fear.” And the only one that could love us perfectly is God, since everything he does is driven by an unconditional love. So by knowing the love and character of God, all these fears are overcome.”

“She is clothed with dignity and strength, and laughs without fear of the future.” That is how I want to be remembered.”

What do you miss most while you are away from home? “I miss my brothers, I miss genuine conversation, I miss not talking about surfing, I miss the culture, I miss the imperfection and chaos of Africa, I miss my people.”

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5 STEPS TO CREATING A WINNING FINANCIAL PLAN FOR SPORTS PROFESSIONALS! AB de Villiers is most probably the hottest topic in world cricket, this on the back of becoming the batsmen with the fastest 50, 100 & 150 in one day internationals! Every young kid is most probably trying to hit a cricket ball out of the park, alla the AB way! But let’s be honest, whilst we all think our kids have the ball sense of an AB, the ability to swim like a Ryk or kick a ball like Handre it is a very small handful of individuals that can take their skills to the professional arena. In reality, we all know that becoming a successful professional sports professional, you need to be very talented, hardworking and lucky! One of Gary Player’s most famous sayings was one referring to the “harder he practiced the luckier he got”! If you are a budding AB, Ryk or Handre what would be the 5 best tips you would share in managing your financial plan?

5 Tips For your Financial Plan TIP 1// EDUCATION If you take the richest people in the world, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Donald Trump and you put them in a room, and take away all their business and money – what would they have left? I am sure you got the answer – their knowledge! No one can take this away. Most sport people are excellent in their specific field of expertise, finances is most probably not one of them. Start at the beginning and focus on a budget, which is the most effective tool to understand how you spend your money.

TIP 2 // GATEKEEPING Once you catch the limelight everyone wants to share the latest and greatest investment idea that’s going to make millions! Get exposure to the “right” people who understand the complexity of Investments as well as how to package these for each individuals purpose. Get an understanding of risk versus return. Also understand the potential impact your emotions can have in making the right choices.

TIP 3 // GOAL SETTING A great soccer player gets acknowledged for the role he played in scoring goals. Without goalposts there would be no celebration. Most people will never taste financial success because they never spent time setting themselves some financial goals. It’s the principle that every good GPS follows in giving you the exact direction to your end destination. Understand where you are (using a budget), know where you are going (your end goal), and then work on filling the gap (your plan). A scary statistic shows that almost 7/10 professional athletes go broke within three years of ending their careers! It’s simply because they never had a goal that stretched beyond their playing days.

TIP 4 // INVESTMENT STRATEGY Most, if not all, professional sports people fall within the top tax paying bracket. When considering appropriate advice it should take this into consideration, making sure the advice dispensed makes the most from tax breaks and structures to benefit their unique situation.


TIP 5 // INSURANCE NEEDS

For professional advice best suited to your unique needs, contact me. Philip Roesch

Insurance is critical for sports people. They may not always feel that they need it, they fall in a high risk category where the possibility of an injury could severely impact their ability to continue playing sport professionally. The process would be to structure a proper Risk Management Plan appropriate for each individual that is tailor made to their specific needs and caters for their demographic composition.

LASTLY REVISIT YOUR PLAN Any great Financial Planner considers the most important areas when working with sports professionals, knowing that each individual is unique and each sporting profession has its own challenges and risks that need to be planned for. It’s important to work with a Certified Financial Planner who can assist and guide you on, and through, this journey.

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Tristen Strydom Taking the less travelled road to golfing success

Taking the less travelled road to golfing success The incredible thing about the human race is the tenacious attitude individuals showcase while chasing their dreams. Eighteen year old Tristen Strydom is no different. He has been hitting golf balls around the course since the tender age of two and has no plans to stop anytime soon.

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Youth story: Golf

Words: Dan Lombard | Photos: Provided

The road has not been easy financially for the Strydom family but it has not stopped his parents from providing the platform for Tristen to launch his career. He credits his parents for everything he has achieved so far. “My love for golf started when I was very young. I used to tag along with my Dad. The biggest problem back then was finding equipment that was small enough for a two year old [laughs]. Nowadays it is the financial aspect. Golf is an expensive sport and my parents have sacrificed a lot for me. I’m eternally grateful for what they

have done for me. Luckily Titleist sponsors all my equipment so I’m very fortunate,” explained Tristen. Tristen realised he could pursue golf professionally after he won an Under 10 tournament where he qualified to travel to Europe. He has also spent time in America competing in various tournaments and the experience has only fuelled his insatiable appetite to achieve more.

“I draw motivation and inspiration from my Dad. He is my support structure. I’m extremely competitive and I’m confident in my own abilities. It may sound weird but I do not model myself after any golfer. I want to be the best in the world which means I have to do everything better than the rest. I once mentioned to my Dad that there is not enough time in the day to train as much as I feel the need to and he replied well then sleep faster. That is pretty much my motto.”

Tristen Strydom

The determination to be the best has forced Tristen to make hard choices. He passed on the opportunity to attend regular school, opting to be home schooled so that he could have more time to practice and compete. He has no plans to attend university, a decision his parents, Freddy and JJ, support.

“I knew from when Tristen was still young that he would be able to make a career out of playing golf. Tristen wants to be the best in the world and he doesn’t want any distractions that will prevent him from achieving his goals. As his parents, we support him in whatever he does,” Freddy explains.

In 2014, Tristen finished as the number one ranked amateur player in South Africa. This year he would like to be in the Top 50 in the world before he turns professional in two years. Judging by his performance and driven by his desire to be the best in South Africa, we could very well have their our Gary Player in the making.

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SIDEBAR Grant Hepburn said it… Tristen’s coach, on Tristen’s “I cannot take too much credit as I've only been his coach for about two months. There was not Development: much we had to change. He has a very nice golf swing. He is an immense talent and has a matured greatly over the last year.”

Attitude:

“The thing that makes Tristen such a great person to work with is that he listens to advice. He is very dedicated and is definitely a star for the future. Tristen understands that his career is a marathon and not a sprint. He has an incredible attitude.”

Future:

“There are no guarantees in this game. He has the right attitude and ability to go far. He has surrounded himself with the right support group. I certainly think he has a bright future in the game.”

Recent results 2014 (first place finish): - Northern Amateur Championship at Royal Johannesburg GC -  SA Boys u19 Umhlali GC -  KZN Amateur Match play -  Intl Teams Maccauvlei -  Harry Oppenheimer Trophy -  IGT Race to Q School

2015: - SA Amateur Championships at Silverlakes (2nd place)

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Feature: King Edward VII School

WAR CRY HISTORY During the Easter holidays of 1924, the preparation for the Efficiency Platoon Competition took the form of one week’s training in a tented camp near Dam III on the property of the Modderfontein Dynamite Factory. It was here that the war cry had its unusual origins. The subject matter was drawn from all aspects of camp life including an African who said it was good to leave your last cigarette until tomorrow and a chameleon that lived in the tent occupied by 2nd Lt. C.E. Jarvis, A.P. MacDonald, Angus Collie, Poole and Cameron. They set about composing a war cry. The first line has since dropped away while the remaining four lines composed in 1924 were tacked onto the existing war cry of two lines. These were the beginning of the war cry that existed before 1924 and originated from the war cry of the 1st South African Infantry Brigade in France during the First World War. Original Version (Worzim [chameleon] Gimgovi Ijokobo Iswazo [Three names of black staff attached to the camp]) Itchy Ballagoota Skiet aRammaDoota Swaskinora Sinigenafta Boom [The first two words of this line have transformed with the passage of time to Suskanada Son of Kanovsky]

Pinedene Camp 1907 The start of the officers’ race, general camp activities and the view from the railway station.

Putting Arse! Putting Arse! Putting Arse Arse! [Expressing contempt for Captain Rogers sly trick of mixing castor oil with the daily ration of rice pudding to keep the cadets healthy] Gee Gimalayo, Gee! Gee Gimalayo, Gee! [These two lines from the original war cry from the First World War] Teddybears Wha! [Obviously Ted an abbreviation of Edward - King Edward VII School Boys] Who are we? Teddybears!

Modderfontein camp 1924 - where the war cry was composed.

War Cry Today: Worzim Gimgovi Ljakobo Iswazo: These names of the chameleon and three camp attendants no longer introduce the War Cry. Itchy ballagota, Skiet a ramma doota: Onomatopoeic gibberish describing the whole range of musketry. Swaskinora sinigenafta boom: Today this reads SusKanada, Son of KaRnovski, boom. Putting haas! Putting haas!: A polite reference to the castor oil mixed with rice pudding to keep the troops healthy. Gee gimalayo! Gee!, Gee gimalayo! Gee!: From the War Cry of the 1st infantry Brigade in France during the First World War, which were the first lines to the War Cry prior to 1924. Teddybears Wha!, Who are we? Teddybears!: These lines date back to 1912.

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OLD BOYS MESSAGES Dylan Smith – Emirates Lions 2015 – REDS Captain 2012 KES Festival was always my favourite time of year whilst at KES, both as a spectator and a player. As a spectator, there was so much to look forward to, such as the great atmosphere and the good rugby on display from schools from all over the country. As a player, it was the moments I would never forget, the massive crowds, cheering old boys and the privilege of playing at this festival. Good Luck to all the teams.

Scarra Ntubeni - Stormers Boys wish I was there to support, grab hands full of the opportunity, make memories and have fun. Go School!!!

Jared Saunders - Reds 2007-2009 - Saracens Started at KES in Grade 8 in 2005 and it was an awesome year the mission was to wear the Reds Jersey. I was fortunate enough to make the team in Grade 10 and played 52 games. To the Reds players of 2015 How time has flown passed for me the last couple of years here in England and not a game goes by where I don’t go through my normal traditions the very same reds traditions I had growing up playing for the mighty red machine .... Lads I wish you all the best for the KES festival and the rest of the season cherish these days with your reds brothers because they come and go quick make the most of your time in the reds Jersey because till this day that badge still means the most to me make great memories with your fellow players and give everything you have got to give every time you pull that crest over your head.... Good luck and I will be cheering you on from this side of the world GO SCHOOL

Ross Gonsalves - SA U21 Hockey Player To all the current “Red Sticks” men, remember that every single time you step out onto the turf and put on the KES crest, you are not only representing yourselves, but you are representing your school, all its old boys and every person who’s there to support you. So wear that shirt with pride, play every game as if it were your last game, and perform like all great KES boys do! Talent only goes so far, the KES honour will push you through to the finish line! Good luck men.

Malcolm Marx - Emirates Golden Lions My life at KES started in 2008 in Grade 8. Our U14 rugby side had an amazing unbeaten record for that year. This encouraged and motivated me to want to wear the REDS jersey which has over 100 years of tradition attached to it. I was humbled and honoured by the opportunity to be selected to play for REDS in Grade 10 and I played a total of about 47 games during my time at KES. Wearing this jersey demands a lot of respect. You need to trust in your coaches and their structures and do the job to the best of your ability. I was fortunate enough to have one of the best coaches, Mr Spilhaus who taught me so much about the game of “Rugby”. Playing professional rugby demands hard work and a strong mindset towards achieving your goals.  Believe in yourself as nothing in life comes easy.  Don’t let negative criticism get you down, rather let it inspire you to work harder. To play in the Easter Rugby Festival is a life time experience where you get to play 3 hard games in front of large crowds.  Go out there and give it your best.  I wish all the teams the best of luck for the festival.  Good luck to the Reds!!

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Godfrey Ramaboea - Reds Captain 2013/U19 - Golden Lions To the 2015 Red Players of KES: Don’t let the supposed outcome determine your actions, back yourself even when all odds are against you .

Joe van Niekerk (Big Joe) - Springbok - Toulon Dear Red Brothers May you have a highly spirited festival give massive heart and indomitable will. Always remember to play for the red brother next to you! Lets trust that there will be some picnic time for the teddy bears! Courage and determination lads! Strenue

Daniel Bell - SA Hockey  I would like to wish all the teams good luck for their matches at this top class Festival this weekend. Always remember that your next game is still undecided so step up and write your own history. Play with passion and a never dying will to succeed. Take full advantage of this opportunity to represent your schools and yourself.

Cyle Brink – Reds 2012 – Emirates Lions It’s been a few years since I played at my last festival and it was a time full of excitement for all the players, spectators and the few that don’t leave the beer tent!! I have many memories from the KES rugby fest,memories I’ll never forget!! War cries from both old boys and school boys, exciting rugby on show and just the vibe of the whole fest!! This year should be no different. Good luck to everyone participating this year especially the players!!

Bryan Habana - Springbok - Toulon - Stormers Good luck to all the boys participating in this year’s KES Rugby Festival. Schoolboy rugby has maintained its great rivalry, tradition and spirit and I’ve got now doubt that this year’s festival will again unearth some wonderful future talent! A special word of encouragement to my alma mater as they host one of the most prestigious Easter Festival in South Africa. Come on the Reds!

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KING EDWARD ASSOCIATION The objective of the King Edward Old Boys Association is to ensure that All Old Boys and friends of the school are aware of all the great things happening on a continuous basis at King Edward VII School. The Old Boys Association is the glue that holds all those who have passed through the school with those still involved in the school.  As an association we are proud and passionate about what King Edward VII School continues to achieve. Our role is to provide a platform through which Old Boys can be reintroduced to the school on a social level, camaraderie is key and the element of fun and social interaction is critical in bringing back all the Old Boys to King Edward VII School. The Old Boys Association welcomes all Parents and Friends to be join the Old Boys Association. Should you wish to join the Old Boys Association please email DvanEeden@kes.co.za GATHERING DATES FOR 2015 Wednesday 29 July at KES Friday, 4 September at Old Eds Wednesday 28 October at KES Wednesday, 25 November at KES REUNION DAY – 1 AUGUST 2015 The following reunions and dates have been confirmed for 2015. REUNIONS – 31 JULY – 2 AUGUST 2015  Class of 1985; Class of 1990, Class of 1995 and Class of 2005 REUNIONS 6 – 8 NOVEMBER 2015  Class of 1975, Class of 1965 ANNUAL GOLF DAY – FRIDAY, 6 NOVEMBER 2015 Old Boys please register: KES Alumni database http://kes.alumnet.co.za

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KES HOCKEY

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KES RUGBY

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ATHLETE NAME ARTICLE TITLE HEADING HERE

NATIONAL SPORTSMEN ZEEDERBERG, B

AEROBATICS

TEMPLE, M

BOXING

HASLAM, WC

AEROBATICS

BROER, L

BRIDGE

KNIGHT, T

ANGLING

ETTLINGER, D

BRIDGE

PLEDGER, J

ANGLING

MARLAND, C

CANOE

COHEN, N

ARCHERY

NEL, T

CASTING

BARRY, D

ATHLETICS

BACHER, A

CRICKET

ESSON, R

ATHLETICS

BACHER, AM

CRICKET

EVANS, G

ATHLETICS

BARNARD, LJ

CRICKET

EVANS, R

ATHLETICS

BEGBIE, DW

CRICKET

LANG, J

ATHLETICS

BRISCOE, AW

CRICKET

OLDFIELD, C

ATHLETICS

BROWN, LS

CRICKET

SMITH, A

ATHLETICS

COCHRAN, JAK

CRICKET

STRANG, D (SCOT)

ATHLETICS

CORNS, R (USA)

CRICKET

THORBURN, P

ATHLETICS

DE KOCK, Q

CRICKET

LEVITAN, I

BAREFOOT WATERSKIING

DUFF, WD

CRICKET

LINDENBERG, P

BAREFOOT WATERSKIING

HUDDLESTON, D (SCOT) CRICKET

BOTSIS, D

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

JENNINGS, RV

CRICKET

HODGE, D

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

LANGTON , ACB

CRICKET

THOMPSON, R

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

MCKENZIE, KA

CRICKET

HODGE, D

INDOOR VOLLEYBALL

MCKENZIE, ND

CRICKET

CORBETT, R

BASEBALL

NUPEN, EP

CRICKET

COUVARAS, P

BASEBALL

PAGE, HA

CRICKET

DEMPSEY, N

BASEBALL

PEGLER, SJ

CRICKET

HOSKINS, C

BASEBALL

POTHAS, N

CRICKET

MCKENZIE, G

BASEBALL

PRIOR, M (ENG)

CRICKET

PARFITT, E

BASEBALL

SMITH, GC

CRICKET

RICHARDS, T

BASEBALL

TAYLOR, AI

CRICKET

BROWN, WA

BASKETBALL

VAN DER MERWE, EA

CRICKET

FLAX, D

BASKETBALL

VAN JAARSVELD, VB

CRICKET

GOLUBOVIC, F

BASKETBALL

VILAS, D

CRICKET

HOCHREITER, R

BASKETBALL

WATSON, RR (SCOT)

CRICKET

PATON, J

BASKETBALL

WINSLOW, PL

CRICKET

BLUMBERG, A

BOWLS

BALLARDIN, L (ITA)

CYCLING

GEFFEN, C

BOWLS

MILLAR, G

FENCING

INGRAM, R

BOXING

SCHWARTZ, R

FLYING

MINSHULL, R

BOXING

ALLAN, J ( IRE)

GOLF

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BREWS, R

GOLF

STEWART, A.B.

UNDERWATER HOCKEY

LEWIS, E

GOLF

ARMSTRONG, R.T

JUJITSU

LINDSAY-SMITH, D

GOLF

JAMIESON, R

JUJITSU

MOWAT, C

GOLF

JAMIESON, T

JUJITSU

PLAYER, G

GOLF

MAGUIRE , M

JUJITSU

PLAYER, W

GOLF

DORFMAN, M

KARATE

VERSVELD, A

GOLF

KALIATAKIS, B

KARATE

GRAHAM, N

GYMNASTICS

SCHMIDT, S

KARATE

LEVIN, M

GYMNASTICS

BERKOWITZ, M

KUNG FU

MEYEROWITZ, G

GYMNASTICS

DIDCOTT, G

KUNG FU

SERRURIER, P

GYMNASTICS

KAVALIERATOS, M

KUNG FU

BRAUDE, M

HELICOPTER

MANDOS, CHRIS

KUNG FU

MALAN, M

HELICOPTER

CLARENS, N

MODERN BIATHLON

BELL, D

HOCKEY

KEIZAN, E

MOTORSPORT

CLARK, G

HOCKEY

THOMPSON, A

MOTORSPORT

COOMBES, J

HOCKEY

POHL, R

POLO

CONSALVES, N

HOCKEY

TREN, A

POLO

DEMARTINIS, K

HOCKEY

GOODMAN, A

POLO

FIRER, P

HOCKEY

GOODMAN, D

POLO

GARDINER, J

HOCKEY

LINDENBERG, P

POWERBOAT

GRAHAM, W

HOCKEY

SCHWARTZ, R

PRECISION FLYING

GREVE, V

HOCKEY

CAVALIERI, P

ROWING

HALLOWES, M

HOCKEY

CUTLER, S

ROWING

JASPAN, S

HOCKEY

DIENER, P

ROWING

KEY, B

HOCKEY

FOOT, C

ROWING

MCDADE, THORNTON HOCKEY

FUSSELL, A

ROWING

PHILLIPS, S

HOCKEY

FUSSELL, R

ROWING

SMITH, M

HOCKEY

HAAK, B

ROWING

WINSLOW, PETER

HOCKEY

HODGKINSON, B

ROWING

JOSEPH, B

ICE HOCKEY

KEELING, S

ROWING

JOSEPH, L

ICE HOCKEY

LANKERS, M

ROWING

LAZARUS, G

ICE HOCKEY

MYBURG, J

ROWING

LAZARUS, M

ICE HOCKEY

RABET, M

ROWING

PETERSON, P

ICE HOCKEY

SWANSON, P

ROWING

TAIT, M

ICE HOCKEY

TUCKER, I

ROWING

HODGE, D

INDOOR VOLLEYBALL

FORREST, F

RUGBY

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NATIONAL SPORTSMEN

CONTINUED ALLAN, J ( ENG & IRE)

SWIMMING

MCMASTER, B J (ENG) RUGBY

ABRAMOWITZ, R

SWIMMING

ROBINSON, B. (RHOD) RUGBY

BONNEY, G

SWIMMING

SHACKSNOVIS, A (ENG) RUGBY

BRISCOE, A

SWIMMING

THOMAS, R (WALES)

RUGBY

COCKROFT, S

SWIMMING

VAN NIEKERK, J

RUGBY

COHEN, N

SWIMMING

FOOTE, K

RUGBY SEVENS

FAIRALL, M

SWIMMING

CRAWFORD - BRUNT SHOOTING

FORD, A

SWIMMING

DALGLEISH , R

SHOOTING

FORD, D

SWIMMING

DODD, H

SHOOTING

GLATT, R

SWIMMING

JEFFERIES, A (RHOD)

SHOOTING

MCLACHLAN, M

SWIMMING

KEYS, D

SHOOTING

PRICE, D

SWIMMING

LAVINE, R

SHOOTING

RUDNICK, D

SWIMMING

VAN LINGEN, R

SHOOTING

SCHLAPOBERSKY, I

SWIMMING

HALTMAN, G

PRACTICAL SHOOTING

STEUART, J.B

SWIMMING

HAYWARD, E

SHOW JUMPING

STUART, W

SWIMMING

COHEN, N

SKI BOAT RACING

THORBURN, J

SWIMMING

LINDENBERG, P

SKI BOAT RACING

TUNE, G

SWIMMING

NEL, T

SKIING

COCHRANE, F

TENNIS

BRAUDE, M

SKY DIVING

EDDES, C

TENNIS

DALY, T

SKY DIVING

FARQUARSON, N

TENNIS

BAILEY, G (ENG)

SOCCER

FERREIRA, W

TENNIS

BROWN, L

SOCCER

FROMAN, I (ISR)

TENNIS

DURANDT, C

SOCCER

MUSGROVE, W

TENNIS

GOUGH, R (SCOT)

SOCCER

SILSON, H

TENNIS

KAPLAN, J

SOCCER

ALLAN, J (IRE)

TENPIN BOWLING

TOVEY, M

SOCCER

RABINER, E

WAR GAMES

RUCKARD, CA

SOCCER (INDOOR)

RABINER, P

WAR GAMES

KAPLAN, C

SQUASH

STEENKAMP, C

WAR GAMES

LEFSON, B

SQUASH

VAN TROTSENBERG, E WAR GAMES

MACDONALD, G

SQUASH

WEBSTER, C

WAR GAMES

MAISELS, J

SQUASH

WEBSTER, D

WAR GAMES

MELVILLE, L

SQUASH

ADAMS, D

WATERPOLO

COETSEE, L

SURF LIFESAVER

HABANA, B

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NATIONAL SPORTSMEN PER SPORTING CODE AEROBATICS 2

KUNG FU

4

ANGLING 2

MODERN BIATHLON

1

ARCHERY 1

MOTORSPORT 2

ATHLETICS 9

POLO 4

BAREFOOT WATERSKIING

POWERBOAT 1

2

BASEBALL 7

PRACTICAL SHOOTING

1

BASKETBALL 5

PRECISION FLYING

1

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

ROWING 13

3

BOWLS 2

RUGBY 8

BOXING 3

SHOOTING 7

BRIDGE 2

SHOW JUMPING

1

CANOE POLO

SKI BOAT RACING

2

1

CASTING 1 SKIING

1

CRICKET 27 SKY DIVING

2

CYCLING 1 SOCCER

6

FENCING 1 SQUASH

5

FLYING 1 SURF LIFESAVER

1

GOLF 8 SWIMMING

18

GRAPPLING 1

TENNIS

7

GYMNASTICS 4

TENPIN BOWLING

1

HELICOPTER 2 UNDERWATER HOCKEY

1

HOCKEY 16 VOLLEYBALL

2

ICE HOCKEY

6

WAR GAMES

6

INDOOR SOCCER

1

WATERPOLO

16

INDOOR VOLLEYBALL

3

WATERSKIING 1

JUJITSU 4 WEIGHTLIFTING 1 KARATE 3 YACHTING 1

TOTAL NUMBER OF NATIONAL SPORTSMEN 232

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King Edward VII School OPEN DAY

SATURDAY 18 APRIL 2015 TIME: 09h00-12h00 HIGH SCHOOL: 44 ST PATRICK RD HOUGHTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL: OAK STREET

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New edition of the PRINCESS A5 launched at GreenFieldsWorldLeague! Signature hockey stick of SA men’s hockey captain Austin Smith #5

Stick specifications Power: 6 star power with 70% carbon composite. Shape: SG1 / Mould 1 - it has a 24mm bow and a medium head. The perfect all round stick for all positions. Size: Available in 36.5” and 37.5” sizes. Features Austin’s signature on the stick and the awesome green and gold Recommended retail price: R1 699.95

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Cana Peek The Taste of Sweet Success

Cana Peek The Taste of Sweet Success Some call it ‘Sweet Sixteeen’. But for Epworth schoolgirl Cana Peek, it’s more like the sweet taste of success at 16.

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The talented teenager surprised not only her friends, but also herself, by finishing in second spot overall in the recent Dusi Canoe Marathon, behind a woman almost double her age – 30-year-old Laura O’Donoghue. “I just didn’t think I was going to position that well because all the other women are so strong,” admitted Cana once the magnitude of her achievement had sunk in. “They train a lot and I didn’t think I was going to be right up there with them. I also thought my sister was going to be with me as well and then on the first day she got ‘Dusi guts’, so I just kept going.”

Cana describes her older sister Jordan as: “My coach, my secret to success, my role model, everything.” She also has Jordan (who finished fifth overall in this year’s Dusi) to thank for her introduction to the sport. “I came to Epworth in Grade 5 and started paddling in a guppy [type of boat]. I started getting involved because of my sister, who was in Grade 8 at Epworth at the time. “She taught me everything I know – from how to sit in a boat to how to go down rapids to how to run with a boat.” It is the younger Peek’s incredible running strength that saw her powering into second place on the first day of the three-day Dusi, making her move at the first portage. “It’s quite a long portage – I think it’s the longest one, so I tried to run as fast as I could and then I caught up all the way to second place,” she explained.

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Youth story: Canoeing

Words: Karien Jonckheere | Photos: Anthony Grote ; Andrew McFadden

“Then all the way from there I just tried to maintain my position. My coach was there motivating me and I managed to stay in second place the whole way.”

Cana held off a strong challenge from under-23 paddler Jenna Ward, who just couldn’t make up the first-day deficit. Speaking about the moment where she paddled into Durban’s Blue Lagoon to secure her second place, she explained: “It was the best feeling to know that the finish was there and everyone comes and it’s such a good vibe. To be able to finish the Dusi and accomplish something so good like that is such an amazing feeling.

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“Everyone seemed as surprised as me. My friends were shocked – I got messages from everyone, all my friends and all my teachers saying well done. I felt like a celebrity!

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“I also had great support from my sponsors, Eurosteel, and they were very pleased with my result so that was very nice to get that achievement.” Although the Maritzburg paddler may have felt like a celebrity that day, she is keeping her feet firmly on the ground, and while she would one day like to emulate her sister in representing South Africa at the World Marathon Championships, for now the focus is closer to home. “I’d like to keep doing Dusi and one day do it with my sister and maybe win it one day. And then I might want to do the Comrades Marathon when I’m older and all those triple challenges and that stuff.”

“I just want to see how it goes because I also have to focus on school but I would like to compete overseas once in my life just to see how it is when I’m older so it is definitely an option to try.” Watch this space…

SIDEBAR Epworth Canoeing Success Epworth is the top canoeing school in South Africa and has won the SA Inter schools’ Canoeing Sprint title for nine consecutive years. Every year, at least five Epworth girls receive South African colours for canoeing or obtain a top 10 South African ranking. Former Epworth pupils dominate canoeing at the senior level with the likes of Robyn Kime, Abby and Alex Adie, Bianca and Tamika Haw, Brittany Petersen and Jenna Starr excelling at major canoeing events both nationally and internationally.   Epworth boasts an entrenched canoeing culture that extends to the preparatory school level where girls and boys as young as nine and 10 win national canoeing awards.   This year, Epworth girls enjoyed particularly impressive results in the Dusi. Apart from Cana Peek’s second place overall (and first under-18), Christie Mackenzie and Jamie-Lee Robertson claimed second and third in the women’s under-18 category. Christie Mackenzie finished eighth overall and Jamie-Lee Robertson 11th in the women’s race. A total of 13 current Epworth girls completed the race, not to mention all the talented past pupils.

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Philna van Veijeren Junior Division Kiteboarding

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Junior Division Kiteboarding Words: Philna van Veijeren | Photos: Mandi Ireland Photography

Jason van der Spuy is a 13 year old kite surfer with great achievements and big ambitions. Growing up in the small town of Melkbosstrand, he has been playing in the shallow waves since before he can remember, and at the tender age of 4, he flew kite for the first time, and was hooked.

Jason kept his title in the novice division of the South African Kitesurfing Association tour for 4 whole years, from age 8 to 11, where he competed against people that were up to 25 years of age. For the past two years, Jason has had a firm grip on the number one spot in SAKA’s Junior Division.

At age 7, Van der Spuy managed to get up and riding on the water for the first time. Barely a year later, he started competing and immediately made his mark! Since then, he has been performing exponentially better and better at an alarming rate, to surpass everyone else his age, as well as much older competitors.

Like all kiters, Jason has his eyes and ears peeled for the wind conditions each day. He has his eyes on the prize and wants to train for the upcoming PKRA Junior World Championships, to be held in Spain this year!

the challenge that lies ahead. He dreams of placing in the top 5 in Spain, but knows that much dedication and commitment will be necessary.

Good luck Jason! We are rooting for you!

Along with his Dad and Best Kiteboarding, Jason is ready for

“Always kite with a smile on your face!” - Jason van der Spuy, 3 x Junior South African Champion

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YOUTH Feature: Baseball

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South Africa U18 Team Qualifies for the 2015 World Cup in Japan Words by Philna van Veijeren, Photos Provided South Africa will represent Africa in the IBAF 2015 U18 World Cup after winning the Africa Qualifiers at the Meru University of Science and Technology, Meru, Kenya. The South African 17U team beat Uganda 4-1 runs in a strongly contested final. Uganda got silver while Tanzania beat Kenya 25-13 in the consolation game. The 18U Baseball World Cup is arguably the most competitive and best represented international competition in all of baseball.Interestingly, Japan is currently rated above the US for baseball. With more than 55 baseball clubs all over South Africa, it is obviously a popular sport that does not get much focus in the sports news! When the team returns, we will follow up with them about their adventure and experience. They do need help with funding though, as do all the low focus sports, so if you/your company would like to play a part in supporting this great opportunity, please contact: Mr Paddy van Niekerk ( paddy@carltongym.com) 082 654 1443. If you are looking to join a baseball club, go to www. http://baseballsa.com/clubs.php

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Philna van Veijeren St John’s Dominic’s Rock Trompoppies the Boat

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St John’s Rock the Boat Words: Philna van Veijeren | Photos: Provided

St John’s College took the South African Schools Rowing Union’s National Championship Regatta by storm. On the weekend of 6 to 8 March 2015, the waters of Roodeplaat dam weren’t left to quiet down for a second. The all the age groups from St Johns gave a stellar performance consistently during the regatta, surprising the competition after a somewhat less successful season so far. Most notably, their U19 age group, who secured the overall best-points trophy as well as achieving 1st place finishes in the U19 1st Pair, U19 1st Coxed Four and U19 1st Eight. A definite highlight of their weekend was the U19 1st Eight’s final sprint. Taking the crowd by

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surprise, in what could be described as one of the greatest finishes ever at this championship, the boys passionately fought for the final 100m of their race, eating the distance between them and the forerunners, and managed to clench a nail-biting victory by 0,2 seconds. The team at St John’s pride themselves in dedication, careful attention to detail, and working towards their goal. They strive to be sportsmanlike and humble on and off the water, but, most of all, they just love rowing. Clearly, they’re doing something right.

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Philna van Veijeren Anyone for Table Tennis?

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Anyone for Table Tennis? Words: Philna van Veijeren | Photos: Provided

Recently, South Africa managed to achieve 5th place in the women’s and 8th in the men’s competition of the Africa Senior Championships! Table tennis is also a high-competition university level sport. At the University championships last year, Tshwane University of Technology walked away with the most gold medals. If you want to play table tennis, there will be an opportunity for you. Table tennis clubs are scattered all across the country and mostly allow anyone to enter, offering the opportunity to work your way up the ranks to national and even international participation. At school level, the girls from KwaZulu-Natal and the guys from Gauteng are the ones to beat after last season. And at the other end of the scale, the South African Veterans Table Tennis Association have their annual open tournament coming up. If you are looking to start playing table tennis, there will be a spot for you. To find a club near you, the process is simple – start by going to the South African Table Tennis Board’s website, www.tabletennis.co.za. There you can find the email contact details of their provincial coordinators and all their affiliated members, so send your details to them and they will make sure to put you into contact with the club nearest to you.

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YOUTH Feature: Javelin

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JAVELIN GOLD FOR SOUTH AFRICA

JO-ANÉ VAN DYK Words: Dee Hean | Photos: Wessel Oosthuizen

Jo-Ané van Dyk , a 17 year old Grade 12 student at Hoërskool Outeniqua has taken home a gold medal for South Africa from the Africa Junior Games in Addis Ababa. This young Southern Cape athletic sensation participated in the U/19 Javelin for Girls with an outstanding throw of 49,47 m. She also won Gold at the Games in Gaberone, Botswana last year in the U/17 Girls Javelin with a throw of 47,69 m. “I am very glad that I could successfully defend my title. It is a huge honour to represent my country” (Quote from the George Herald)

To date, her personal bests are: Event Result Venue Javelin Throw

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Stellenbosch (RSA) 12.04.2013 Nanjing (CHN)

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Addis Ababa (ETH) 08.03.2015

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YOUTH Feature: CRICKET

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Mini Cricket for Gr 1 & 2 – Cowan House Words: Sean Worthington, Sports Co-ordinator Cowan House | Photos: Provided

School Sporting Ethos: BE STRONG WHEN YOU ARE WEAK BE BRAVE WHEN YOU ARE SCARED BE HUMBLE WHEN YOU ARE VICTORIOUS

GAME ON NEWS PIECE Grade 1 and 2 cricket at Cowan House is focused on participation and fun whilst at the same time developing skills which will hold our players in good stead as they grow older. The skills that we develop are those of bowling, batting, throwing and catching as well as match skills such as running between the wickets, which end to throw the ball to, wicketkeeping and to keep alert in the field.

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Sporting etiquette and manners are also taught to the players allowing them to integrate into a team environment. A mini-cricket team consists of 8 players and every player gets a chance to face 6 balls whilst batting, to bowl 6 balls and to field.  Our teams enter mini-cricket festivals where we play against various schools in the extended area.  These festivals are not competitive and the actual result of the game is irrelevant as the focus of the day is on participation, on-the-spotcoaching and to have fun.  There are always instances where coaches will offer opposing players on-field coaching to help with technique and game play.  These festivals also serve the purpose to expose these young cricketers to competition as, although the end result does not matter, there is still an element of competitiveness amongst the players.

Game On comment: And the kids love it!

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YOUTH FOCUS: HOCKEY The ultimate online sports magazine

Rusten Abrahams 1. Please tell us your story about how you chose hockey as your sport. I started playing hockey in grade 2 because I was curious about the sport. When I started playing hockey I enjoy it a lot. When I got to grade 4, I was selected for the first team. This was the point where I knew hockey was for me. From grade 5 my passion for hockey grew to a point where I mostly thought about hockey and it got to the stage where I played hockey almost 7 days a week whether it was training with a team or just by myself at home. Hockey was and still is a big factor in my life, whether it’s indoor hockey season or outdoor season. I play hockey right through out the year. 2. What position do you play in the U/18 Springbok team? I don’t have a set position however I prefer playing as a centre or right link. 3. What do you enjoy most about hockey? There is not one particular thing about hockey that I enjoy the most. I enjoy every moment whether I am on the hockey turf, in the stands as a supporter or when doing fitness training. If it has to do with hockey, I enjoy it. Hockey is a fast paced game where underdogs can be victorious. Hockey has taught me many life lessons. I have made so many friends on my journey and hope my journey continues.

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4. Do you play any other sport/activity that you enjoy? I play a variety of other sports mostly cricket and soccer for Beaulieu college 1st teams. Although I enjoy playing tennis and golf socially. 5. How are you doing academically at school with the intense sporting facet to your life? Are you coping? Is the school supportive in making allowance for your sporting commitments? I am coping with school work but there are some weeks where it gets hectic and I struggle a little. I make sure I buckle down and

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catch up when I need to. Beaulieu College does offer supportive structures for pupils who do struggle such as ASP, which is an extra lessons schedule after or before school. 6. What do you do for fun and relaxation? I like to listen to music in my room which helps me relax or calm down. I try to go out with friends when I have a free weekend or just chill with my family, watching movies or play playstation with my brother. 7. Do you have any sporting icons you look up and draw inspiration from? My icons are the hockey players and coaches who mentor me and push me to work harder every day. My family’s love and support always keep my grounded and humble. These are the people who impact my life as well as my hockey career. 8. How many hours a day/week do you practice? On average I train up to 15 hours a week. 9. What would you like to do after school (other than play hockey)? Is there a specific career you would like to pursue? I would like to study a B.Com in Human Resources or a B.Com in Marketing. I would prefer to go in HR management as I feel that it would suit me better. 10. Do you have a private coach for hockey or are you coached by the school coach? I did have a private coach before I moved to Beaulieu however I am now coached by the school coach. Errol David’s was my coach. 11. How do your parents/family feel about you playing U/18 Springboks.

His Dad says: Rusten’s goal is to play hockey for the South African men’s team. He is totally committed and continuously strives to gain the skills, knowledge and experience that will enable him to achieve this goal. His Mum says: Rusten’s love and passion for the game is immense. Practising yard sticks in his bedroom at 10 or 11 o’clock at night and breaking my windows is another story. I love him and I am very proud of him. 12. Do you have a mentor or person that supports you with your sporting endeavours? I have had many great mentors during my career. I am extremely grateful for the advice and guidance they have given me. They have contributed to the player I am today, on and off the field. They have all taught me, how to tackle, drag flick, and make intelligent decisions on and off the ball. They have also encouraged me to push harder. My mentors are Allistar Fredericks, Jean De Wilde, Mark Ray and my parents. Some of players that have mentored me are Brandon James, Kamal Ramburuth-hurt, Nathan Elliot Kevin and Dario Lorenco. Jean De Wilde has been my Southerns outdoor and Gryphons indoor coach and always supported me. 13. What have you learned from sport that will serve you in your life as an adult? ☰☰ that no matter what the odds are, you can become victorious. ☰☰ that sometimes no matter how well you play or how well you trained sometimes it doesn’t always go your way. ☰☰ how to be a humble winner, a dignified loser and above all passion, commitment and determination is what makes a successful sportsman.

My family were ecstatic when I was selected, and they continue to support me in my progress and dream to play for the Springbok men’s team.

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Beaulieu College Youth Focus: Rusten Abrahams & Sizwe Mthembu

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YOUTH FOCUS: HOCKEY The ultimate online sports magazine

Sizwe Mthembu Sizwe was invited to attend the SA Men’s Hockey Senior National Camp from the 19th – 28th of February 2015 in Cape Town. This is an outstanding achievement for a 17 year old high school pupil. Sizwe was also selected as the goalkeeper for the PSI National All Stars Indoor Team in Dec 2014 1. Please tell us your story about how you chose hockey as your sport. I started playing hockey at West End Primary School in Kimberley since grade 1 and it has always been a passion of mine since all my friends and I always played together. In grade 1 it was compulsory to play the sport as an extramural activity so I took it in my stride. Since then I was never really interested in any other sport except for hockey. Throughout the years the passion just grew as the sport got more competitive .

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2. How long have you been playing Goalie? I have been playing goalie since grade 8 and this is my 5th year goalkeeping. 3. When did you start playing first team Hockey as Goalie? I started playing hockey for the first team at my previous school, Northern Cape High School(also in Kimberley),in grade 10 which was two years ago. Last year I played first team hockey for Beaulieu College and I’m still currently the goalkeeper for the team. 4. What do you enjoy most about hockey? I enjoy walking out on the turf and seeing the stands packed with Sizwe Mthembu AGE: 17

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It was an overwhelming feeling and exciting at the same time. It was a difficult time at the training camp because the pace of the game is on a different level to what I was used to. I also found it difficult being the youngest in the squad, but I learned a lot. It’s hard playing without your teammates but I was warmly welcomed by the other guys. It was a great experience and also hard work at the same time. I really learned how to believe in myself and to never stop working towards my goals.

fans and my schoolmates ready to cheer for my team. The bright lights shining and nothing else on your mind but the game at hand. I enjoy being proud of representing my school and giving it my all. 5. Do you play any other sport/activity that you enjoy? I play cricket and soccer at my school for both respective first teams. I also play indoor hockey which I thoroughly enjoy. 6. What do you do for fun and relaxation? For relaxation I love to sit on the couch and watch my favorite series’ on “catch up” . I spend most of my time with my two best friends watching sport on television or just relaxing. 7. Do you have any sporting icons you look up and draw inspiration from? Allistar Fredericks is my sporting icon, and I draw inspiration from him because he is an example of a hardworking individual. His determination is seen through the fact that he was the first person of color to make the Men’s National Hockey Team. Having him as my coach is a great honor because not most people have their sporting icons as their coach.

10. What would you like to do after school (other than play hockey)? Is there a specific career you would like to pursue? While I’m not playing for the Men’s National Team I’d love to enter the business field. I don’t have a specific career in mind yet. 11. Do you have a private coach for hockey or are you coached by the school coach? The school coach does take me for private lessons frequently, and I do attend external goalkeeper training sessions. 12. How do your parents/family feel about the invitation to Cape Town? My family was very proud of my achievement and supported me throughout the whole experience. My older sister was worried about my academics but she still stood by me.

8. How many hours a day/week do you practice? I train 4 days in a week from between 1hr30min to 2hrs which is up to 8 hours a week . Friday nights I play outdoor games which are 50 minutes each and Sunday’s I play up to two indoor games each lasting 20 minutes.

13. Do you have a mentor or person that supports you with your sporting endeavours? My older brother, Wilberforce, is my pivotal support and has been there for me since day one. Knowing that he’s proud of me motivates me to always do my best. He’s sacrificed a lot since I’ve been in Johannesburg and I’m grateful for all his support regarding my sporting activities.

9. You were invited to attend the Springboks training camp in Cape Town, how do you feel about that and what did you experience? .

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Beaulieu College Youth Focus: Rusten Abrahams & Sizwe Mthembu

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SIDE BAR: Beaulieu College Hockey Coach, Allistar Fredericks comments on: Rusten: Rusten has been under my care for the last 2yrs and has developed into one of the most skillfull players I have seen. He has the ability to score goals, eliminate players, is defensively sound and physically fit. All these aspects make him a player to watch out for and I see him becoming a National player in future.

Sizwe: Sizwe is such a talented goal keeper, brought to JHB from the dusty hockey fields in Kimberely, this boy has become such a talent under our guidance, he has proven he has the ability to become one of the best goal keepers around, is physically strong, good goal keeping skills, commands the field during games and can make uncanny saves when his team needs him. He was the youngest player to ever be invited to a Mens National Camp and he is destined to become a National player in the future. For both these boys their future lies in their hands, with continued training and discipline, the Hockey world is their oyster.

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SIDEBAR Mr Trevor Harbottle teacher in charge of Hockey at Beaulieu College: “Beaulieu College is very proud of both Sizwe and Rusten. Their abilities on the field are a result of their hard-work, discipline and willingness to learn, as well as their obvious natural talents. These intrinisic character traits are what will benefit them later in life, both with their pursuits on the hockey field and in various other careers they may choose to follow.”

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Youth FOCUS: SOCCER

Words: Neil Greig | Photos: Backpage Media

Teenage talent in StellenboscH Maties Football teenagers Luke le Roux and Aden Philander are making steady progress in the Stellenbosch University High Performance Football Programme and have already been to train with PEC Zwolle in Holland. The two players were invited to the Netherlands after impressing PEC Zwolle technical director Gerard Nijkamp during his time in South Africa.

Through the technical partnership between the University of Stellenbosch and PEC Zwolle, Nijkamp has been able to watch the players in South Africa on several occasions.

Jenniker and Le Roux, both Under 15 players, were accompanied by one of their coaches from the Stellenbosch University High Performance Football Programme, Jason Rhoda, on their trip to Holland.

GOM: Did you travel alone to Zwolle or did someone travel with you?

GOM: Luke and Aden - you guys had the experience of going to train with Dutch top-flight team PEC Zwolle, have you ever travelled overseas before? Luke le Roux: Yes, before going to Zwolle I travelled to Sweden in 2011 and 2012 as part of a selected LifeZone (an NGO from Kensington, Cape Town) Under 12 group. We played in the Pitea Summer Games, Dalecarlia Cup, and StorsjÜcupen tournaments. We stayed for a period of about three weeks on each occasion, winning two tournaments in each year. Aden Philander: No, I have never. This was my first.

Luke le Roux/Aden Philander: We travelled together, and were accompanied by the club first team coach, Jason Rhoda on our trip to the Netherlands. GOM: Where did you stay? Luke le Roux/Aden Philander: We stayed at the Zwolle Hotel for the first two days on arrival and then at the PEC Zwolle Hotel Lumen (at their stadium) in Holland. What were the people like? Luke le Roux: The people were very friendly towards us. We felt at home right from the start! Aden Philander: Friendly, kind and very helpful.

GOM: What was the first thing that stood out for you when you arrived and started finding your feet? Luke le Roux: The friendliness of the people, the punctuality and professionalism from all. You see this from the general workers to the coaches and other staff at the PEC Zwolle training centre. Aden Philander: Most of the people were using bicycles as a means of transport. GOM: How long were you there for? Luke le Roux/Aden Philander: We stayed in Netherlands for a total of 10 days.

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GOM: What was your training programme like? Luke le Roux: It doesn’t differ that much from what we are used to at home, both the technical and tactical training sessions. The players however seemed more focused during sessions. Aden Philander: Very intense technical and physical sessions. At training we had to give 110% all the time. Coaches demanded perfection and concentration while doing the exercises. GOM: What new knowledge and skills did you acquire during your time overseas? Luke le Roux: I realised that you have to be focused and at your best in every training session and every match that you play in. Aden Philander: As a striker I was trained how to get into important attacking areas when my team has possession of the ball. When we counter attack, how to manipulate open spaces on field of play. GOM: What was the highlight of the experience for you? Luke le Roux: Definitely the friendly game that we played against another local club. I received some very good compliments and encouraging words from the coaches and Head of Youth at PEC Zwolle. This really served as motivation for me to even start working harder back home to realise my dream of playing professional football in Europe one day. Aden Philander: The professionalism of the PEC Zwolle club and the discipline of its players. However, playing in matches against European players of my age was the

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ultimate highlight as I could gauge whether we could compete at their level. GOM: Did you travel around and what was your opinion of their way of life over there? Luke le Roux: We visited some sites, but it was normally football related. Everything however seemed so structured and organised. Attending a match at the famous Amsterdam Arena was really a highlight. The fans over there are just as passionate about their football as the people back home. Aden Philander: Yes, we travelled around and the places are naturally very beautiful. The people in Holland are very warm and polite. GOM: What has changed for you since you got back, from a football perspective and from a personal perspective? Luke le Roux: I really enjoyed the experience in the Netherlands as life is more peaceful than compared to back home. I really see myself living and playing in Europe one day. I’m however also very proud to be a South African with players like Benny McCarthy, Steven Pienaar, Kamohelo Mokotjo, and Thulani Serero prime examples that we too can make it on the biggest stages in Europe. We just need to work hard and sacrifice when needed.  As my father would always say: “It’s hard work to the top, and even harder to stay there”. Aden Philander: Football in our country is not as physical as in Holland. In Holland the focus is mainly on getting the basics perfectly right. People in Holland live very simple lives and there are very few poverty stricken areas.

GOM: What is the difference between soccer players your age here and players your age in the Netherlands? Luke le Roux: To be honest, I actually believe we have players on our side that are at the same, if not higher, level than most of the boys that I saw in the Netherlands. The difference however is that the boys overseas seem more focused on what they are doing. They display a willingness to learn and seem to possess a real desire to succeed.  Aden Philander: The players in Holland are more physical, while South African players are more skilful. Players stick to the basics. All the players are focused and positive before the game. A very high level of fitness is demanded. GOM: What are your goals for your football career going forward? Luke le Roux: I just want to work hard at every training session and every match that I play. Listen to my coaches to improve as player. By doing this consistently I see myself becoming a professional player, but do realise that there is still a long way to go to get there. Luckily I’m surrounded with a good support base, including my family and coaches who each play their role in helping me progress on the football front. Aden Philander: I want to return to Holland to represent PEC Zwolle and work hard to play in Europe. I also want to represent my country.


Youth FOCUS: SOCCER

Words: Neil Greig | Photos: Backpage Media

GOM: Who is your mentor or person you look up to for support and guidance in your soccer development? Luke le Roux: Without a doubt, my father Garth. He introduced me to the game when I could barely walk, and has been there every step of the way thus far. He is also the one that keeps me level headed and my feet on the ground. He compliments me when he needs to, but also points out mistakes that need to be rectified.

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 Aden Philander: My Dad and my coaches Warren Engelbrecht, Matt Haywood and Noel Cousins. GOM: How do your friends and family feel about you having had this experience? Luke le Roux: They all seem to be very proud and happy for me. This too serves as motivation to keep on working hard, as I do not want to disappoint them. Aden Philander: My friends and family always remind me that it is an opportunity which does not come along too often. They also believe that I have the potential to make a career as a player abroad.

Through the partnership between the University of Stellenbosch and PEC Zwolle, Luke le Roux, Aden Philander and a coach have been to Netherlands for training.

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Leon Prinsloo Leon Prinsloo - Mountain Biking is on the Rise!

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There is no question that soccer, rugby and cricket are the pillars of South African sport. A very important aspect of sport is the ability to choose what one enjoys doing and there are many South Africans who are starting to participate in the fastest growing sport - mountain biking. There are not many sports that can be enjoyed as a leisure activity where the whole family can participate. From little Suzy to Mkhulu (grandfather), a relaxing bike ride on a Sunday afternoon could be one of the better ways to recharge the batteries and the spirit before the grind starts again on the Monday. Being out and about in nature, getting some sunshine to stimulate the Vit D production and the benefits of fresh air and exercise can only bring positive results to a persons’ health and wellbeing.

Leon Prinsloo, head coach at Cycling Coach, believes that the interest and participation in mountain biking in South Africa is rising rapidly.

“There are various reasons for the rise in mountain biking participation. The simplicity of the sport and wide variety of bicycles to choose from make it a sport that appeals to everyone. The weather in South Africa coupled with the danger of cycling on the country’s road tend to make people gravitate towards mountain biking. The single most critical reason in my eyes is the recognition of mountain biking as a school sport. Events such as the Spur MTB Schools Series go a long way in helping develop young riders,” Leon said. Leon, 47, is no stranger to competing in South Africa. A journey that started in 1998 while residing in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The initial reason was to lead a healthier lifestyle but deep down he had always enjoyed cycling. He stopped competing to focus on coaching in 2013. “Mountain biking is generally easy on your body. I’ve always been a spiritual guy and there’s nothing quite like cycling by yourself on some desolate road. Later in life, I realised that this was something I could do with my wife, Yvonne, and children, Christelle, Wade and Kaylin. Wade is a sponsored mountain biker and competes full time. His father is proud of him but is worried that other talented riders will not be afforded the same opportunities. Development is something that Leon regards highly and as a Cycling South Africa accredited coach he oversees a group of ten cyclists between the ages of 16 and 18 who are on a full athletic programme. “There is no specific criteria for selection for the development programme, essentially the cyclists are selected randomly. The programme covers all aspects of development from cognitive to eating correctly. It is of vital importance that we develop cyclists in this country,” Leon explained. Due to the commitment and dedication of people such as Leon the popularity of mountain biking in South Africa can only increase. In a few years, South Africa may even be competitive on the world stage.

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SIDEBAR He said it…

Chad Fikkert (16), Midstream College MTB team rider, recently obtained his maiden Gauteng Provincial 1st place finish at the Voortrekker Monument in March, on… How he got involved in the sport: I used to do BMXing. I enjoyed it and learnt a lot of skills that would help me with mountain biking. A school teacher started a MTB club and asked me to join. I haven’t looked back. I love the technical difficulties. And besides one can’t be hit by blesbok on a BMX track [laughs]. His goals: I would like to compete professionally one day. Right now I would just like to rack up podium finishes. The future of MTB in South Africa: This country is perfect for mountain biking because of the landscape and weather. We can train all year round and ride on different types of terrain which allows us to be better all round riders. CSA is doing a lot to develop young riders. My age group [Youth Men] has the highest number of competitors. The sport is definitely growing.

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Roscoe Krielin Let’s focus on developing the future of football!

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Roscoe Krieling The Settlers High School

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Roscoe Krieling is currently the Head Coach of Stellenbosch University Football who play in the SAB League Cape Winelands region. Born and raised in Kensington, Cape Town, he attended St. John’s Primary school before moving on to The Settlers High School. Roscoe’s playing career started with a club named Manchester in Maitland (no relation to the Manchester United we all know). His clearest memory of that time was that he was the smallest kid on the park playing in the U9 team (he was only seven year’s old).  Moving on to Old Mutual Academy he enjoyed many successful years of football and was soon approached to join Kensington FC and joined Saxon Rovers FC and at the age of 16 was signed for their National First Division side. A year later Roscoe suffered a serious ankle injury which in his own words “changed my perspective as a player and made me want to work as a coach and mentor to other players.” After returning from London after four years, Roscoe explains how he spontaneously jumped into coaching.

“I spent four years out of the sport, living and working in London. Returning to SA in 2007, I had no intention of being involved in football again as I had started participating in Triathlon,” Roscoe continued. “I remember taking my brother (Carlo) down to the football grounds for over four weeks and not once did a coach arrive. After seeing this week in week out the bug bit and I walked onto the pitch unprepared and just screamed ‘right I’m taking over as coach’ (this was not my first position as a Coach as I’d coached at Rygersdal taking their U11C then A team),” he recalls.  “I became Head Coach of Saxon Rovers FC U/17 team, but I wanted to give the boys the best quality of coaching and development I could, so I enrolled myself into the SAFA Introductory Course with Duncan Crowie as my instructor.” Roscoe achieved considerable success at Saxon Rovers, qualifying the team for the prestigious Bayhill Tournament and narrowly missing out on winning the CTTFA Super League, something he will always cherish. 

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Roscoe then returned to grassroots football where he worked with the Saxon’s U11’s before making the move to Old Mutual Academy U11 where he guided the side to three titles in year one, whereupon he was promoted to the Mutual U15 squad where he enjoyed two successful seasons during which they won the league twice, Kensington Tournament twice

and the Mr Price and League Knockout. He also finished his SAFA Level 1 and 2 licenses during this period. At the end of 2011 he joined Mark Byrne and Grant Veitch in the the rebuilding of Hellenic FC,. And was accepted onto the SAFA Level 3 course (Pro license). “At Hellenic I took on the U15 team, ending second in the club’s first year back and also took over the club’s first team, winning CTTFA First Division with nine U17 players and one Under 15 (Riyaaz Ismail, who is a current SA U17 player) promoted to the squad. “Hellenic then went on to obtain a SAB franchise. We won the Cape Town leg but failed to progress at the national playoffs,” Roscoe added. “I also became 1 of 54 coaches in South Africa to obtain my CAFA coaching license.”

Roscoe Krieling

Currently, Roscoe is the Head Coach of the University Football Team 2015, “I am looking forward to a successful season ahead. Stellenbosch has so much to offer and being a part of this change is what really excites me, and although I have also worked with various regional and provisional teams over the years and would love to one day work with a National Youth team.”

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Roscoe Krielin Let’s focus on developing the future of football!

Roscoe is also passionately involved with the SAB National Football Academy project, working with Neil Tovey and Phil Masinga and scouting for talent within the Western Cape region

and nationally. “This project can open so many doors. An example is Rafiq de Goede, who now finds himself playing for Vasco da Gama at National First Division level, while my

other scouting projects include the Nike Chance and having worked with SuperSport United’s midfielder Morne Nel at the Bayhill 2012.”.

Sidebar FIVE VARSITY CUP PLAYERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON: Every season the Castle Lager Academy Scouts use the Varsity Cup tournament as a place to search for talent. These are the Varsity Cup 2015 players that Roscoe Krieling would like to keep an eye on. Wade Crowie (UWC) Dylan O’Brien (UFS) Reon October (UWC) Jeremiah Nkwana (Up - Tuks) Lawrence Ntswane (Up - Tuks)

WHAT IS THE CASTLE LAGER FOOTBALL ACADEMY? Soon to be entering its fourth year of existence, the Castle Lager Football Academy targets footballers plying their trade in South Africa’s SAB League. Every year the Academy, spearheaded by former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey, chooses 45 players from a pool of 30 000 hopefuls who play their football in the fourth tier of SA football and invite them to a training camp in Johannesburg. The 45 are eventually cut down to 23 aspiring footballers who then enter a two week training camp which tests them as footballers and young men on and off the field of play.

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ROSCOE ON BAFANA BAFANA PROGRESS Roscoe, how do you feel the South African national team can up their game? With regards to SAFA at national level I’ve always had faith in the current crop of players now representing us at Under 17 to Under 23 level. The reason being is that they have had a good footballing education, as well exposure at International Tournaments. I’d prefer exposing the younger players earlier than being afraid to throw them in. An example is Rivaldo Coetzee who has grasped the chance to play at the highest international level from the age of 17 years. Youth players are fearless and play with pride so give them the exposure they need. We as coaches and managers just need to be able to manage them better.  I also feel we need to have U13 and U15 national teams to bring boys into the system earlier.  With the implementation of the MultiChoice Diski League (Reserve League) it is a step in the right direction, but I do think SAFA should consider obtaining funding to have a regional Academy tournament and then a National Academy Tournament from U13 to U17 level.  If the best plays the best they can only get better. Let’s focus on developing the future of football. The problem is that the huge sponsors prefer not to spend on youth, but rather the major teams where television coverage is obtained.


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It is with enormous pleasure and pride that I welcome you to our 2015 Easter Festival. Thank you for accepting our invitation to join us this weekend and for being part of this celebration of school boy sport.  This year is particularly special as we celebrate our 14th Annual Festival. We are delighted to have teams across the disciplines of Hockey and Rugby representing many of South Africa›s premier schools on our programme, and as such we look forward to witnessing splendid displays of talent and exciting matches.  It is our sincere wish that the Festival will provide an opportunity for

all participants to enjoy the special camaraderie and fellowship that goes with sporting contests played in the true spirit. Much hard work has gone into the preparation of this Festival and I laud the efforts of the organising committee under the enthusiastic and inspirational leadership of our Festival Director - Derron van Eeden, our Sports Director - Eugene Marx, the Chairman – Neil Darroch and committee members. The King Edward parents; the staff of the School;  the Golden Lions Referees Association; Evan Speechly, Dr Peter Baxter, Mrs Alta Schumyn and her First Aid team; Mr Frikkie Matthee and his ground staff, all play important roles and deserve our unstinting praise. A special word of welcome and thanks is extended to our principal sponsor STANDARD BANK and to all the other sponsors who have helped to make this event possible. On behalf of the School, I extend a hearty welcome to all players, officials, supporters, spectators and friends and hope that you will leave with happy memories of yet another fine annual King Edward VII Easter sports Festival.


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From Standard Bank Group It’s soon to be that time of year again when the moveable feast of Easter brings us some of the best schoolboy rugby in South Africa. Standard Bank’s involvement in the KES Easter Sports Festival aligns with our philosophy of putting our customers at the centre of everything we do. The approaches companies use to differentiate their brands do not rely solely on the service channels they offer, but on how individuals experience them. Supporting sport assists us to connect with our customers in engaging and interactive ways, allowing us to build on and maintain these valuable relationships. By listening to our customers and understanding their needs, we are able to provide financial solutions that customers want rather than what we think they need. Once again, we are thrilled to be one of the major sponsors of this prestigious festival. This is the 14th year of the festival and it has come a long way, attracting many of South Africa’s top rugby-playing schools, their families and loyal supporters. It has earned its place as one of the most prominent school sporting events on the SA calendar – an event and weekend not to be missed.

Many of the same features from last year will make this year’s festival fun, adding value for our customers and showing that banking is about more than just the obvious services people have come to expect. So remember to use the facilities Standard Bank will be making available: • We will have Standard Bank Tuk Tuks available to keep ‘moving you forward’. • Instagram your great moments of the day (migrate to @ StandardBankGRP on Instagram to participate). • Participate and comment on the festivities through Twitter and Facebook at https://www.facebook. com/standardbanksa and https://twitter.com/ standardbankza, respectively. Don’t forget to use the Standard Bank hashtag #EasterFest2015. Of course, most important of all will be the world-class rugby on offer, with all the passion, determination and sheer talent that made previous festivals so memorable. To all the schools, parents, coaches and organisers, thank you for another year of compelling and exciting sport. Good luck to the participating teams and congratulations to all those who have been selected to play. Have fun, play hard and enjoy the spirit of the festival, which will showcase true South African talent and sportsmanship. We leave you with the words of Arthur Ashe, first African-American male player to win the U.S. Open and former World No. 1 professional tennis player:

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From the Sports Director Eugene Marx It is that time of the year again when schools flock to Johannesburg to test their skills against some of the top rugby and hockey schools in the country! It gives me great pleasure to welcome all participants, parents and visitors to the King Edward VII School’s Rugby and Hockey Festival. I trust you will all enjoy a wonderful time participating in this prestigious event and enjoying our hospitality. ‘n Spesiale woord van verwelkoming aan al ons Afrikaanse skole wat ons besoek hierdie week. Ons besef dat dit altyd lekker is en ‘n ander uitdaging om met die Engelse skole mee te ding. Ons vertrou

dat julle hierdie ervaring weer eens sal geniet en mildelik van ons gasvryheid gebruik sal maak. These festivals are no longer used for preparing teams for the season ahead, but a tour d’ force where schools strut their stuff and impress spectators. Never lose sight of the main aim of these festivals - play attractive rugby and hockey and make friends. There will be enough tough times ahead this season. May I take this opportunity of thanking all the sponsors involved, especially Standard Bank. A special word of thanks goes out

to Miss Derron van Eeden and the Festival Committee under the leadership of Neil Darroch who have made this Festival part of their daily lives. Thank you to all our parents and educators who are working during Easter, we appreciate your involvement. Without the dedication of Mr Frikkie Matthee, the Estate Manager, and his staff, we would have been hard pressed to deliver a successful festival. Lastly a short message to the boys: play hard, play fairly; give your best and play to win. But most of all make friends off the field because those friends will be friends for life!

GRAEME PARSONS - CLASS OF 1987 As a kid growing up, I heard about people swimming England to France. I thought it was impossible!... But now that I am older and hopefully wiser (but probably not), I want to take on this challenge to hopefully one day look back on this as a personal challenge conquered. I am lucky enough to be surrounded by some incredible support people to guide me through this adventure. I would also like to use this opportunity to give something back to my school, King Edward VII, an establishment that has played an important role in moulding me into who I am. I am a proud old boy and a proud father of a current learner, James.

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So this attempt will also be used to generate funds for the School to upgrade their swimming facilities. If you would like to donate funds to this initiative kindly contact Derron at DvanEeden@kes.co.za. All donations will be greatly appreciated.


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From Hugh Bladen Patron Of Rugby King Edward VII School Some years ago I was a guest at a dinner party and one of the gentlemen there was bemoaning the fact that other schools had stolen the idea of having Easter festivals, and therefore the school that he supported, who had held the first festival, was attracting the same number of spectators as it had previously. Whilst he may have had a point, it was my contention that the idea had caught on country wide, and it was fantastic that so many boys and girls were having the opportunity to compete against one another, and that they were being given the chance to meet, and make friendships and acquaintances far and beyond their own smaller circles. I would love to know who the person was, or is, who had the very first idea of

an Easter Festival. He or she deserves a medal or better. Well done to King Edwards, and all the people who have been involved in this massive undertaking. Well done too, to the coaches whose jobs are often taken for granted. The many hours of work that the coaches put into improving the skills of the boys and girls show dedication. As a former rugby player, selector, administrator and commentator, I know that without you masters and coaches the game of rugby would have died ages ago. To the boys representing their schools, I say, “Well done for having made the team. Because you are here means that you are competitive, so I don’t have to give you that entire lecture about pride and passion. Instead I urge you to take a deep breath and enjoy yourselves.” In years gone by I have had the privilege of having commentated at many Easter Festival games. Part of the fun for me was to try to talent- spot. These Festivals have produced many Provincial and indeed International players.

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Sons of this place King Edward VII School, set on the ridge in Upper Houghton celebrated its Centenary in 2002. The School Building is a declared National Monument but in a literal and figurative sense the School’s contribution to South African Society and beyond has been monumental. Thousands of young boys later to become wonderfully successful men in many diverse spheres entered the portals of the School and came to associate the buildings and fields with a gamut of emotions. Young men today, the very future of our rainbow nation tread in the footsteps of many who have shaped our nation’s progress. The School remains one of South Africa’s pre-eminent public schools – a cornerstone of our nation’s transforming education system – one that is absolutely vital to South Africa competing as a world-class nation. No other school can compare with the fact that out of eight categories of South Africa’s greatest achievers of the past century chosen by The Financial Mail, three were educated at King Edward VII School. In a country that has seen remarkable and largely peaceful change to true democracy the values encapsulated in the School’s mission and goals remain constant, the beacon to strive for the highest standards. The standard of morals, dress, manners, academic, cultural and sporting excellence remains very high. The war cry remains the same, the tempo slightly different. The “morning sirs” no less frequent. Whilst all the formal and informal aspects of education are interwoven, extra-mural activities often teach lessons that cannot be learned in the classroom.

The academic side of the School, often unfairly obscured behind sporting bravado and achievements is not King Edward VII’s “best kept secret” – it is well known that not only the names that appear in gold lettering on the panelling of the School Hall but many more have made their mark on South African business, industry, the professions and academia. Financial Mail’s Entrepreneur of the 20th Century Donald Gordon, Sir Mark Weinberg, Sir Sydney Lipworth, Tony Bloom, Eugene van As, Derek Keys, Justice Richard Goldstone, Sir Sydney Kentridge, Justice Johann Kriegler, Minister Ronnie Kasrils, the names keep rolling on. Not all of the School’s most successful achievers were great scholars but maybe this is not so ironic because the School equipped these young men to be successful. The balanced products of the School have managed to keep the sporting facets of the School in perspective. For some, School sport was only the launching pad for careers in sport. SA Sportsman of the Century, Gary Player, Ali Bacher, Buster Nupen, Dennis Begbie, Paul Winslow, Kevin McKenzie, Hugh Page, Neil McKenzie, Adam Bacher, Graeme Smith, Quinton de Kock, Gregg Clark, Joe van Niekerk, Bryan Habana, Hugh Bladen, Scarra Ntubeni and the list goes on. 227 old boys have achieved

national representation, or participated at international level for countries other than South Africa. Hundreds of names have graced South Africa’s and the world’s sporting arenas, sometimes also shaping sports with their vision and administrative skills. On the cultural side the Dramatic Society, Debating, Chess, the Choir and many other pursuits continue. William Kentridge, Financial Mail’s Artist of the 20th Century, Digby Hoets, Bryce Courtenay, Stephen Clingman, Michael Meyersfeld and once again the list goes on. However, probably what sets King Edward VII School apart is the spirit and camaraderie that the School has engendered. The School’s loyal men have fought wars and the School has the highest number of fallen outside Great Britain from the 2 Great Wars. Alumni have fought for freedom and democracy in South Africa and for justice throughout the World. Above all King Edward VII School’s alumni have a loyalty to their friends and schoolmates and a generosity of spirit, which cannot easily be matched anywhere – a legacy which all great schools admire. And it is this that sets us apart and makes us special – “sons of this place”.

Sons of this place, let this of you be said: THAT YOU WHO LIVE ARE WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD INSCRIPTION, GREAT WAR CENOTAPH KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL


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TO THE KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL EASTER FESTIVAL To all visiting teams, parents, officials and spectators. We hope you have a wonderful easter weekend. MEDICAL FACILITIES

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Medical care, first aid and massages are available to players throughout the days of play. We extend our sincere thanks to Evan Speechly, Linksfield Clinic, Mill Park and all the other Professionals who have offered their assistance. Kindly note that physiotherapy will be available on Friday, 3 April 2015 from 09h00 – 13h00.

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN THE MARQUEE Well known entertainer Duane Rockwell will be strutting his stuff in the Beer Tent after the game on Thursday, Saturday and Monday evenings.

ROB WRAY PAVILION

BEVERAGES: PLEASE NOTE No alcoholic beverages will be sold to any person Under 18. Barmen have been instructed to request positive identification. Thirst quenching drinks are on sale in the beer tent. We wish to thank everyone who contributed to the Festival whether in cash or kind. There are too many people and companies to name so we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all most sincerely.

The Rob Wray Pavilion is an area reserved for our sponsors and Headmasters guests. Security personnel have the authority to refuse entry to anyone who does not fit into any of the above categories.

IMPORTANT CONTACT DETAILS Eugene Marx

Sports Director

083-262-5207

Derron van Eeden

Festival Director

082-789-4061

TEA GARDEN

Alta Schumyn

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Participating Schools Teams SENIOR RUGBY

SENIOR HOCKEY

JUNIOR RUGBY

1

DANIEL PIENAAR TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

1

AFRIKAANSE HOëR SEUNSKOOL

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ALBERVIEW PRIMARY

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3

GRAEME COLLEGE

3

GREY COLLEGE

3

BRYANSTON PRIMARY

4

HENTIE CILLIERS

4

HILTON COLLEGE

4

DIGGERS RUGBY CLUB

5

HOëRSKOOL BEN VORSTER

5

HOëRSKOOL ELDORAIGNE

5

GOLDEN LIONS U13

6

HOËRSKOOL ELDORAINGE

6

KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL

6

JAN CELLIERS

7

HUDSON PARK

7

NORTHWOOD SCHOOL

7

KING EDWARD PREPARATORY

8

KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL

8

PARKTOWN BOYS' HIGH

8

LINKSFIELD PRIMARY

9

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9

QUEENS COLLEGE

9

MONUMENT PRIMARY

10 NORTHWOOD SCHOOL

10 UK PANTHERS

10 NORTHCLIFF PRIMARY

11 PARKTOWN BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL

11 ST DAVIDS MARIST INANDA

11 PIRATES RUGBY CLUB

12 QUEENS COLLEGE

12 ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

12 QUEENS COLLEGE JUNIOR

13 RONDEBOSCH BOYS HIGH SCHOOL

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SENIOR RUGBY Fixture List DAY & TIME

MAIN-FIELD

DAY 1 THURSDAY 2 APRIL 2015

SENIOR RUGBY

1

08h00 - 09h10

Hudson Park High School

vs

Hoërskool Hentie Cilliers

2

09h20 - 10h30

St David’s Marist Inanda

vs

Graeme College

3

10h40 - 11h50

Kingswood College

vs

Parktown Boys’ High School

4

12h00 - 13h10

Queen’s College

vs

Northwood School

5

13h20 - 14h30

HTS Daniel Pienaar

vs

Hoërskool Eldoraigne

6

14h40 - 15h50

King Edward VII School

vs

Hoërskool Ben Vorster

7

16h00 - 17h10

Durban High School

vs

Rondebosch Boys’ High School

St David’s Marist Inanda

vs

Durban High School

DAY 2 SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2015

SENIOR RUGBY

1

08h00 - 09h10

2

09h20 - 10h30

Hoërskool Ben Vorster

vs

Hoërskool Eldoraigne

3

10h40 - 11h50

Hoërskool Hentie Cilliers

vs

Kingswood College

4

12h00 - 13h10

HTS Daniel Pienaar

vs

Northwood School

5

13h20 - 14h30

Hudson Park High School

vs

Graeme College

6

14h40 - 15h50

Parktown Boys’ High School

vs

Queen’s College

7

16h00 - 17h10

King Edward VII School

vs

Rondebosch Boys’ High School

vs

Southdowns College

DAY 3 MONDAY 6 APRIL 2015

SENIOR RUGBY

1

08h00 - 09h10

Hoërskool Hentie Cilliers

2

09h20 - 10h30

Northwood School

vs

Graeme College

3

10h40 - 11h50

Hudson Park High School

vs

Parktown Boys’ High School

4

12h00 - 13h10

Hoërskool Eldoraigne

vs

Durban High School

5

13h20 - 14h30

HTS Daniel Pienaar

vs

Hoërskool Ben Vorster

6

14h40 - 15h50

St David’s Marist Inanda

vs

Kingswood College

7

16h00 - 17h10

King Edward VII School

vs

Queen’s College

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SENIOR RUGBY SCHOOL TEAMS

Daniel Pienaar Technical High School

Durban High School

Graeme College

1 Patrick Van Taak 2 Zander Viljoen 3 Pieter Van Taak 4 Tiaan Bernardo 5 Willem Kruger 6 Jaco Venter 7 Jean Smal 8 Duan Du Plessis 9 Luciano Grootboom 10 Denvér Kleu 11 Silubonile Mapikela 12 Recowen Meyer 13 Heino Bezuidenhout (C) 14 Jacques Steenberg 15 Shevaan Hendriks 16 Pieter Gunter 17 Dennis Hewitt 18 Wian Strydom 19 Reinhard Deysel 20 Sydney Daniell 21 Bevan Plaatjies 22 Damain George 23 Johan Kemp Manager: Heinrich Knoetze (Balle) Coach: Roux Brand Ass. Coach: André Strümpher Team Colours Alternate Colours Maroon/Old Old Gold/ Shirt Shirt Gold Maroon Shorts White Shorts None Socks Black/Maroon Socks Black/Maroon

1 Hero Mpanza 2 Aza Tshutsha 3 Tiaan de Jager 4 Liam Whitfield 5 Ryan Dafel 6 Luyanda Ndabandaba 7 Sibusiso Mkhaliphi 8 Mthokozisi Ntuli (C) 9 Gareth Simpson 10 Matthew Noot 11 Joel Kidgell 12 Gert Coetzee 13 Mvumeleni Mathenjwa 14 Phuzukuvela Sithole 15 Dillon Bryan 16 Justin Diedericks 17 Sulakhe Nhassengo 18 Ndumiso Ngcobo 19 Njabulo Hlatswayo 20 Matthew Hamilton 21 Matthew Everitt 22 Asanda Chonco 23 Libo Mngomezulu Manager: Scott Mathie Coach: Christo Wilkinson Ass. Coach: Trompie Ntshinga Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Navy Blue Shirt Gold Shorts Black Shorts Black Navy Blue & Navy Blue & Socks Socks Gold Gold

1 Odwa Mzwali 2 Chris Bezuidenhout 3 Mihlali Majola 4 Luyolo Tshongweni 5 Heino Gaiser 6 Ehthan September 7 Ntiska Ndungane 8 Uzu Nyanda 9 Curt Williams 10 Justice Tyatya 11 Azizpho Mngcongo 12 Mokete Lesoro 13 Simbulele Sizani 14 Ciko Ngodwane 15 Yiva Ndwandwa 16 Luthando Tyatya 17 Mita Sixaka 18 Zusiphe Bulani 19 Siviwe Moyeni 20 CJ Osode 21 Damien Hilpert 22 Keegan Fischer 23 Vaughan Muir Manager: Sean Kilian Coach: Alan Miles & Jonty van der Meulen Captain: Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Shirt Shorts Shorts Socks Socks


SENIOR RUGBY SCHOOL TEAMS Hentie Cilliers

1 Winrich 2 Brendon 3 Peet 4 Hendrik 5 Barend 6 Nico 7 Gift 8 Morne 9 Jovanion 10 Dominic 11 Ruben 12 Michael 13 Delano 14 Thebe 15 Rico 16 Micheal 17 Jason 18 Jaco 19 Dumisane 20 Scholtz 21 Gerhard 22 Vernon 23 Jessie Manager: J.R Diesel Coach: Andries Kruger Team Colours Shirt Red & White Shorts White Socks Red

Kennedy Britz Wessels Strauss Vermeulen Nyantumba Dlamini Mkwayi du Preez Smit (C) Pretoruis Kitching Smit Letsholo le Roux Vos Howlett van der Walt Mcandi Jordaan Strausss Wolstenholme Chauke Alternate Colours Shirt White & Red Shorts White Socks Red

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Hoërskool Ben Vorster

Hoërskool Eldorainge

1 Matimu 2 Hanco 3 Jannie 4 Lenfred 5 Thapelo 6 JJ 7 Tiaan 8 Stefan 9 Eduan 10 Danny 11 Shima 12 Dirk 13 Ruben 14 Sibusiso 15 Gideon 16 Jaco 17 Janco 18 Dieter 19 Ruben 20 Jacques 21 Rendo 22 Hardu 23 Pule Manager: Leon Louw Coach: Hein Wagner Ass. Coach: André Hay Team Colours Shirt Red Shorts Black Socks Black

1 Nathan Prinsloo 2 Riaan Estherhuisen 3 Mornay Smith 4 Jannis Ackermann 5 Marcell Meyer 6 Andre Kruger 7 Willie Otto 8 Brendan Haymans 9 Christiaan Claassen 10 Armand de Beer 11 Marius van der Berg 12 Awie Smal 13 Maartin de Toit 14 Trystan van Schalkwyk 15 Ruan Botha 16 Stefan du Toit 17 Willie Killian 18 Kabous Pelser 19 Kevin Makkink 20 Charl Lombaard 21 Leon du Plessis 22 TJ Visagie 23 Henko Stander Manager: Buckie King Coach: Jakes Smit Ass. Coach: Clint van Niekerk Team Colours Alternate Colours White, Green Green, White Shirt Shirt Bands Bands Shorts White Shorts Green Socks Bottle Green Socks Green

Mangangi Taljaard Jordaan Pienaar Molapo Anker Vorster (C) Engelbrecht Smit Mokhoabane Mphahlele Coetzee Ragolane Mlangeni Joubert Karusseit Erasmus Meyer Koekemoer Venter Booyens Pretorius Molokomme

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SENIOR RUGBY SCHOOL TEAMS

Hudson Park

King Edward VII School

Kingswood College

1 Alalutho Tshakweni 2 Zipho Hena (C) 3 Mbasa Magagamela 4 Troy Opperman 5 Keanan Purcell 6 Lazola Nunwana 7 Amahle Salman 8 Shane Weweje 9 Lwazi Mnyute 10 Keenan Mandean 11 Siba Mbinda 12 Khanya Mgebisa 13 Oyisa Hakula 14 Sirra Ntsibantu 15 Hlumelo Mnyute 16 Bongi Janda 17 Reuben Vos 18 Justin Mocke 19 Wade Rogers 20 Lonwabo Hanisi 21 Mihlali Boqwana 22 Ndi Soboyisi 23 Daneal Naidoo Manager: James Winstanley Coach: Charles Howe Ass. Coach: Koos Steyn Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Red Shirt Red Shorts White Shorts White Socks Red Socks Red

1 Louis Pienaar 2 Michele Marussi 3 Matthew Germishuizen 4 Tyron Taplin 5 Napoleon de Beer 6 Jared Dickson 7 Senzo Mkhize (C) 8 Lwazi Monakali 9 Anthony Rousseau 10 Brad Odendaal 11 Manny Mbatha 12 Ryan Theron 13 Percy Matlatla 14 Dylan Petzer 15 Bongi Skwasha 16 Tyrone Dickson 17 Daclan Zitha 18 Mpilo Mabuza 19 Tyler Viadana 20 Mapatho Nkomo 21 Kalvin Mills 22 Taine Chabant 23 Tebogo Rampou Manager: Mziwakhe Nkosi Coach: Carl Spilhaus Ass. Coach: Jonathan Jacobs Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Red Shirt None Shorts White Shorts None Red & White Socks Socks None Trim

1 Michael van Breda 2 JP Barkhuizen 3 Ewan Pieters 4 Jason Lizamore 5 Lubambo Sibam 6 Jeffrey Theron 7 Nicholas Schenck 8 Ryan Victor 9 Mark Webber 10 Garrick Mattheus 11 Ezra Mager 12 Sibabalwe Mzanywa 13 Joshua Shelley (C) 14 Lutho Nomoyi 15 Athenkosi Halom 16 Jimmy Sholto-Douglas 17 Thembi Mangwana 18 Harry Robinson 19 James Russell 20 Olehile Losaba 21 Shane Potgieter 22 23 24 Lindisipho Nongwana Manager: Wayne Rathbone Coach: Gareth Shaw Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Red Shirt Black Shorts Black Shorts Black Socks Black & Red Socks Black & Red

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Parktown Boys’ High School

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1 Lesiba 2 Kenny 3 Liam 4 Jammy 5 Nkosinathi 6 Ethan 7 Jonathan 8 Warrick 9 Junior 10 Ethan 11 Michael 12 Andrew 13 Siyanda 14 Thando 15 Darron 16 Neo 17 Nathi 18 Cyrano 19 Darren 20 Matthew 21 Lelethu 22 Tyler Manager: Kevin Stippel Coach: Andrew van Zyl Ass. Coach Team Colours Black/red Shirt trimmings Shorts Black Socks Black & Red

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Queen’s College

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Simphiwe Gareth Dale Lisolomzi Dean Justin Johan Pumelele Raegan Albre Yaw Juan Bulela Frank Olwetu Qhawe Lukona Tristan Luyolo Mvuyo Mihlali Asithandile

Manager: Jason Strydom Coach: Murray Basset Ass. Coach: Dave Bolze Team Colours Shirt White Shorts Black Socks Black & Orange

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SENIOR RUGBY SCHOOL TEAMS

Rondebosch Boys’ High School

St David’s Marist Inanda

Southdowns College

1 Ashwyn Adams 2 Russell Eaby 3 Jordan Diekmann 4 Dylan le Roex 5 Byron Bowes 6 Pieter Slabbert 7 Jamie King 8 Liam Greenhalgh (C) 9 Nicholas Potgieter 10 Rory Thomson 11 Mike Mavovana 12 Zain Davids 13 Kyle Ballakistan 14 Ryan Klein 15 Yaseen Jacobs 16 Josh Emslie 17 Daniel Pearson 18 Leo Figueira 19 Matthew Grobler 20 Felix Reinhold 21 Shaldon Smith 22 Ferhad Ahmed 23 Amani Minani Manager: Johan Snijmann Coach: Clint van Rensburg Ass. Coach: Mark Lindenberg Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Navy Blue Shirt White Shorts White Shorts White Socks Navy Blue Socks Navy Blue

1 Cameron-Scott Hughes 2 Keiron Frost 3 Justin Goedhart 4 Christian Boere 5 Brandon Midlane 6 Cameron Hawley 7 Thulani Motekase 8 Kosta Michael (C) 9 Ryan de Freitas 10 Michael Steere 11 Sebastian Chapman 12 Liam Wrightson 13 Luthando Mbombo 14 Bryan Mills 15 Joshua Wingate-Pearse 16 Luca Strappazzon 17 Peter El-Naddaf 18 Michael Marais 19 Joseph Lebos 20 Matthew Benfield 21 Mitchell Piper 22 Sbusiso Bhembe 23 Thapelo Letsoalo Manager: Johan Black Coach: Jonny Mallett Ass. Coach: Matthew Schnieder Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Black Shirt Gold Shorts Black Shorts Black Socks Black Socks Black

1 Luyolo Qinela 2 Graham Fourie 3 Ryan Van Zyl 4 Sean Doyle 5 Bryce Coetzee 6 Katlego Mushi 7 Junior Nonyukela 8 Hlombe Sam 9 Christo Brand 10 Johan Kriek (C) 11 Lwandile Bubu 12 Richard Zulu 13 Hluma Zondani 14 Tumelo Ntsie 15 Themba Mandlati 16 Funulwazi Simelani 17 Onkgopotse Mogane 18 Jordan Van Schalkwyk 19 Robert Van Zyl 20 Keamogetsoe Mathibedi 21 Rushavlan Redhi 22 Ntokozo Ziqubu 23 Siboniso Mshengu Manager: Wicus Jordaan Coach: Pieter van Wyk Ass. Coach: Ofentse Moeng Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Black Shirt White Shorts Black Shorts White Socks White Socks White

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DAY & TIME Day 1 - Thursday - 2 April 2015 1

8:00

2 3

Junior Rugby

Bedfordview Primary School

vs

Linksfield Primary School

8:35

Bryanston Primary School

vs

Pirates Junior Rugby Club U/13

9:10

Alberview Primary School 4

vs

Queen's College Junior School

4

9:45

Lions Development U/13

vs

Laerskool Jan Celliers

5

10:20

King Edward VII Preparatory School

vs

Unika Primary School

6

10:55

Monument Primary School

vs

Wynberg Boys' Junior School

7

11:30

Northcliff Primary School

vs

Diggers Rugby Club U/13

8

12:05

Bryanston Primary School

vs

Bedfordview Primary School

9

12:40

Pirates Junior Rugby Club U/13

vs

Alberview Primary School

10

13:15

Linksfield Primary School

vs

Unika Primary School

11

13:50

Laerskool Jan Celliers

vs

Wynberg Boys' Junior School

12

14:25

Lions Development U/13

vs

Monument Primary School

13

15:00

Diggers Rugby Club U/13

vs

Queen's College Junior School

14

15:35

King Edward VII Preparatory School

vs

Northcliff Primary School

Day 2 - Saturday - 4 April 2015

Junior Rugby

1

8:00

Unika Primary School

vs

Bryanston Primary School

2

8:35

Northcliff Primary School

vs

Bedfordview Primary School

3

9:10

Alberview Primary School

vs

Monument Primary School

4

9:45

Lions Development U/13

vs

Linksfield Primary School

5

10:20

Queen's College Junior School

vs

Laerskool Jan Celliers

6

10:55

King Edward VII Preparatory School

vs

Pirates Junior Rugby Club U/13

7

11:30

Diggers Rugby Club U/13

vs

Wynberg Boys' Junior School

8

12:05

Bryanston Primary School

vs

Linksfield Primary School

9

12:40

Alberview Primary School

vs

Lions Development U/13

10

13:15

Bedfordview Primary School

vs

Unika Primary School

11

13:50

Laerskool Jan Celliers

vs

Diggers Rugby Club U/13

12

14:25

Pirates Junior Rugby Club U/13

vs

Northcliff Primary School

13

15:00

Monument Primary School

vs

Queen's College Junior School

14

15:35

King Edward VII Preparatory School

vs

Wynberg Boys' Junior School

Day 3 - Monday - 6 April 2015

Junior Rugby

1

8:00

Northcliff Primary School

vs

Unika Primary School

2

8:35

Pirates Junior Rugby Club U/13

vs

Queen's College Junior School

3

9:10

Wynberg Boys' Junior School

vs

Alberview Primary School

4

9:45

Bedfordview Primary School

vs

Lions Development U/13

5

10:20

Laerskool Jan Celliers

vs

Linksfield Primary School

6

10:55

Bryanston Primary School

vs

King Edward VII Preparatory School

7

11:30

Monument Primary School

vs

Diggers Rugby Club U/13

8

12:05

Queen's College Junior School

vs

Wynberg Boys' Junior School

9

12:40

Pirates Junior Rugby Club U/13

vs

Linksfield Primary School

10

13:15

Northcliff Primary School

vs

Bryanston Primary School

11

13:50

Laerskool Jan Celliers

vs

Bedfordview Primary School

12

14:25

Lions Development U/13

vs

Unika Primary School

13

15:00

Alberview Primary School

vs

Diggers Rugby Club U/13

14

15:35

King Edward VII Preparatory School

vs

Monument Primary School


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JUNIOR RUGBY SCHOOL TEAMS

Alberview Primary

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Jarred Keagan Jordan Nanda Phando Samu Camdyn Ocean Samuel Chad Donovan Jason Aiden Ocean Keagan Themba Corbin Khamyiso Deacan Lazio

Bedfordview Primary School

Ambler Pieterson Rock van Rensburg Bopi Faku Madonsela Andrews Tshimbalanga Seloma Markgraaf Upton Potgieter Hertz Herbert Smith Hlongwa De Melo Mkhize Wasserval Wu

Manager: Coach: Dylan van der Schyff Ass. Coach: Dwayne Kruger Team Colours Alternate Colour Shirt Shirt Shorts Shorts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Thando Nathan Habib Damian Bruno Sanelle Vuyo Carban Jordon Dylan Hunter Chuwe Luke Angelo Gareth Gabriel Ethan Philip Cole Tyrese

Shange da Silver Balde Vogalpath Gallego Wenzile Gazi Jacobs de Wet Taber Rabey Nwaebu Holdstock de Mata Shultz Dos Santos Smith van Staaden Turner Bergman

Manager: Wade Swanepoel Coach: Paul Hendry Ass. Coach: Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Red Shirt White/Green Shorts White Shorts White

Bryanston Primary

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Rhys Hawu Sihle Liam Cameron Neo Ben Yanda Ethan Michael Mousa Jac K Njabulo Koketso Jordan James Joshua Siboniso Mvusi Tatiba

Hunnink (C) Sibanda Jwara Z-Domman R-Furweger Mogase Hillebrand Mazantsana Hardy Perold Mashele Judds Simelane Rammutla de le Rey Boogard van der Merwe Zulu Ngonyama Shongweni

Manager: Leon Botha Coach: Aleshan Moodley Ass. Coach: Mr B Campbell Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Royal Blue/White Shorts White

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JUNIOR RUGBY SCHOOL TEAMS Diggers Junior Rugby Club

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Keegan Starrion Dillon Richard Zack Gabriel Kyle Chad Damon Duan Oliver Kyle Tristan JD Jordan Daniel Luke Patrick Jared Stefan

Haine Fenn (C) Tregurtha Ndiweni Govender Berry Cloete Elliot Koch Marais Day Kruger Haupt Moolman Strydom Doualla Ekwe Berry Hoban Wilson Badenhorst

Manager: Nadine Fenn Coach: Allan Tregurtha Ass. Coach: Sibonginkosi Moyo Team Colours Shirt Navy Blue & White Shorts Navy Blue

Golden Lions U13

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Sean Thando Methembe Sisanda Tshepo Daniel Simangaliso Lukholo Mbongeni Edward Happy Loyiso Smanga Teboho Sihle David Milani Sphiwe Thulani

Manager: JG Spies Coach: ABE Motsoadi Ass. Coach: Team Colours Shirt Red Shorts Black

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Moyo Mazibuko Mdhuli Dlamini Manthati Billings Dube Makaba Moyo Mkhwanazi Selepi Baloyi Mbambo Chirwa Ngubeni Makena Chikeka Shingange Sedile

Alternate Colours Shirt Shorts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Ernst Wian Alix Gerard Conrad Rieghardt Neal Jannes Jg Jacques Jaden Leeam Liam Gustav Ruan Neil Uwen Benjamin Jacques Willem

Marais du Plessis du Plessis van der Merwe de Kock van der Merwe Geldenhuys Potgieter Killian Scholtz van der Merwe van der Walt (C) Ness de Klerk van der Westhuizen Brincker du Plessis Barry de Klerk Bardenhorst

Manager: Deon Cruywagen Coach: Quintin Swanepoel Ass. Coach: Rudi Meyer Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Gold And Green Shirt Green Shorts Green Shorts White


JUNIOR RUGBY SCHOOL TEAMS

24 King Edward Vii Preparatory School 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Carl Caleb Brandon Alex Luke Craig Benjamin Zac Drew Bronson Keagan Jake Caleb Cameron Josh Dean Cameron Kelvin Joshua Ruan

Viljoen Slooten Delport Guba Campbell Thompson Hummel Seagall Bennet Mills Hawthorn Brittan Barker Bennetts Ribiero Combrinck Joubert Robertson Holmes Visser

Manager: Clive Butler Coach: Martin Coetzee Ass. Coach: Riaan Coertze Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Red, White, Green Striped Shorts White

Linksfield Primary

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Sergio Uche Siya Toko Lenny Raul Zac Kai Joshua Nathan Muhammed Aiden Carlos Lesley Craig Liam Dayaan

Monument Primary

Cabral Ihunweze Ndlovu Moabelo Ndlovu Naidoo Leonard Merzbacher Adlard Msimuko Akhalwaya Parfett Selawe Salamaya Friedman Serek Nordien

Manager: JJ Howard Coach: Kyle Pepyer Ass. Coach: Dylan Pieterse Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Green & Yellow Shirt Shorts Black Shorts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Connor Nathan Angelo Jared Sibuisio Chase Damien Odirile Gerhard Luke Kyron Jaden Kye Andile Jason Bryce Daniel Ross Harsham Temoho

van Jaarsveld Otto Merola Redpath Msiphu Simpson Engelbrecht Mogwere Klein Nagel Wiegand Collaros (C) Hannaway Mkhontwana Godwin Smith Joubert Breytenbach Shehata Chappi

Manager/Coach: Mothusi Shuping Physio: Dylan James Ass. Coach: Cameron Read Team Colours Alternate Colour Shirt Maroon Shirt Royal Blue Shorts White Shorts White


JUNIOR RUGBY SCHOOL TEAMS Northcliff Primary School

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Muaad Shiloh Bradley Connor Ndumiso Tino Drew Tristan Josh Keanu Miquel Alex Imisi Eloim Tyler Adrian Kwazi Ethan Kevin Thebe

Seedat Maposa Smit Shanley Salukazana Njaga Cassan Baard Matthews Papas da Silva (C) Heath (C) Adams Bin Simba Beaumont Matheba Shabalala Davies Tshituka Siboyiboyi

Manager: Tracey Mcneil Coach: Randall Koetaan Ass. Coach: Brandon Richards Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Blue & White Shirt Black & White Shorts White Shorts White

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Pirates Rugby Club U13

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Mathew Ryan Jordan Joshua Vaughn Kieran Josh Jonathan Liam Tristan Waldo Michael Llewellyn Brent Cameron Thomas Bernardo Pierre William Jack

Queen’s College JUNIOR School

Dolley Ferguson Alexander Bell Henderson Allen Joseph Ackerman (C) Rowan Berry van den Bergh Kenealy Lynch Rowe van der Heever Bull Castilho Lola Cooper Evans

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Manager: Scott Bell Coach: Dean Ackerman Ass. Coach: Gary Ferguson Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Blue Shirt N/A Shorts Blue Shorts N/A

Silver Lakes : 012-809 3519

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Usiphile Curt Thebang Taine Orlando Colbe Sandisile Liyema Anje Sihlalo Buhlebenkosi Kagiso Bamanye Asemahle Ella Lwazi Buhle Lutho Mark Junior

Mayekiso Vermaak Masithela Duncan Giddy Green Mtebele (C) Mgwigwi Ndzandza Benge Kahla Ally Mahela Mafenyana Mabombo Sogiba Matsolo Guma Herselman Damane

Manager: Grand Knoetze / Jaun Bekker Coach: Erich Humpel Ass. Coach: Darren Boacher Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Black/Gold Shirt Shorts Black Shorts

Cradlestone : 011-6622995/6


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JUNIOR RUGBY SCHOOL TEAMS

Unika Primary School

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Ruben Gordon Eugene Derick Duncan Franco James Lardo Marnus Kyle Christo Luke Frans Jacques Tristan Emile Daniël Keenan Adam SP Marnus Emile

Wynberg BOYs’ Junior School

van Tonder Viljoen Bresler van Vliet Smit (C) Muller Van Der Merwe De Beer Kotze van der Merwe Potgieter Spence Pretorius Tredoux van der Walt Colyn Keet Kotze Herbst Malan Havenga Somsen

Manager: Striker van Nieuwenhuizen Coach: Johan Viljoen Team Colours Shirt Stripes White And Blue & Golden Collar Shorts Black

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Naadir Daniel Nizaar Liyema Luke Noel Tom Tristan Liam Wafeeq Zak Yaseen Sebastisn Vaughan Hishaam Kieron Daniel Muzzamil Zayd Seth

Manager: Andre Engel Coach: Jason Pretorius Ass. Coach: Marc-Andrew Sabatta Team Colours Shirt White & Blue Hoops Shorts White

Israel Osler Nazier Mabuya Polas Glintenkamp Tattersall Perez Lawrence Francis Adriaanse Sadien Volans Rademeyer Lagadien Witbooi Lock Palekar Noor Carstens

Alternate Colour Shirt White Shorts Blue


SEnior HOCKEY Fixture List

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DAY & TIME THURSDAY 2 APRIL 2015 1

Senior Hockey

08:00 - 08:55

Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool Pretoria

vs

Durban High School

2

09:05 - 10:00

St David’s Marist Inanda

vs

Queen's College

3

10:10 - 11:05

Hoërskool Eldoraigne

vs

Grey College

4

11:15 - 12:10

King Edward VII School

vs

Hilton College

5

12:20 - 13:15

Parktown Boys’ High School

vs

Northwood School

6

13:25 - 14:20

St David’s Marist Inanda

vs

UK Panthers

7

14:30 - 15:25

Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool Pretoria

vs

Grey College

8

15:35 - 16:30

King Edward VII School

vs

Northwood School

St David’s Marist Inanda

vs

Durban High School

SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2015 1

08:00 - 08:55

Senior Hockey

2

09:05 - 10:00

Parktown Boys' High School

vs

Queen's College

3

10:10 - 11:05

Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool Pretoria

vs

Hilton College

4

11:15 - 12:10

Hoërskool Eldoraigne

vs

Northwood School

5

12:20 - 13:15

St John's College

vs

Grey College

6

13:25 - 14:20

King Edward VII School

vs

Queen's College

7

14:30 - 15:25

Parktown Boys’ High School

vs

UK Panthers

8

15:35 - 16:30

Hoërskool Eldoraigne

vs

Hilton College

Hoërskool Eldoraigne

vs

Queen’s College

SUNDAY 5 APRIL 2015 1

Senior Hockey

08:00 - 08:55

2

09:05 - 10:00

King Edward VII School

vs

UK Panthers

3

10:10 - 11:05

Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool Pretoria

vs

Northwood School

4

11:15 - 12:10

Parktown Boys’ High School

vs

Durban High School

5

12:20 - 13:15

St David’s Marist Inanda

vs

Grey College

6

13:25 - 14:20

St John’s College

vs

Hilton College

08:00 - 08:55

St John’s College

vs

Northwood School

2

09:05 - 10:00

St David’s Marist Inanda

vs

Hilton College

3

10:10 - 11:05

King Edward VII School

vs

Durban High School

MONDAY 6 APRIL 2015 1

Senior Hockey

4

11:15 - 12:10

Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool Pretoria

vs

Queen’s College

5

12:20 - 13:15

Hoërskool Eldoraigne

vs

UK Panthers

6

13:25 - 14:20

Parktown Boys’ High School

vs

Grey College

St John’s College

vs

UK Panthers

St John's College

vs

Durban High School

GAMES TO BE PLAYED AT ST JOHN'S THURSDAY 2 APRIL 2015 1

08:00 - 08:55

2

09:05 - 10:00

3

10:10 - 11:05

4

11:15 - 12:10

5

12:20 - 13:15

6

13:25 - 14:20

7

14:30 - 15:25

8

15:35 - 16:30

Senior Hockey


Senior Hockey School Teams

28 Afrikaanse HoĂŤr Seunskool pretoria 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15

Quintin Zaan Arno Dreyer Kristoff Barend Cronje Jacques Jean Albert Henrico Richard Christoph Christiaan

Venter Sonnekus Cilliers Swart Janse van Rensburg Botha Holtzhauzen (C) de Graaf du Plessis Dagutat Langeveld Janse van Vuuren Berndt Kriek

Manager: Coach: Guy Elliott Ass. Coach: Nick Berichone Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt White Shirt Green Shorts Green Shorts White Socks Green Socks Green

Durban High School

1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Troy Phiwokuhle Mholi Tristan Tasvir Andile Dylan Mfundo Hlumelo Ross Nadiem Ethan Nkosenhle Khumbulani

Manager: Wendy Snelling Coach: Brett Clay Team Colours Shirt Blue Shorts Blue Socks Blue

Grey College

Steyn Thusi Dlamini Ross (C) Bissoon Ndlovu Coskey Mzobe Mekuto Welfare Barnwell Hulett Zulu Kunene

Alternate Colours Shirt White Shorts Blue Socks Blue & White

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Vaughn Brandon Erik Jacques Verster Boyd Loanko Dj Willem Jaco Brendon Jannes Gary Rinus

Manager: Karen Venter Coach: Wayne Coetzee Team Colours Shirt Navy/Orange Shorts Navy Socks Navy/Orange

Prentis (C) Forsyth Koekemoer Louw Venter Oosthuizen Pieters Basson Strydom Kock York Eloff Dykman Booyens

Alternate Colours Shirt White/Navy Shorts White Socks Navy/Orange


Senior Hockey School Teams Hilton College

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Estefan Gavin James Craig Daniel Anthony Henry Julian Ross Ross Noel Damon Daniel Eathan

Manager: Coach: Jock Coombes Ass. Coach: Team Colours Shirt White Shorts White Socks White

HOĂ‹RSKOOL ELDORAIGNE

Coetzee Morris Beart Krog Falconer Warren Pfaff Yeats (C) Spriestersbach Schreuder Loxton Wheals Cavalieri Bosch

Alternate Colours Shirt Shorts Socks

1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 G 14 15

Truan Daruis Braam Jayde Nehan Tristan Siegfried Enrico Daniel Corne Johan Willie Shaun Ettiene

Manager: JP Olivier Coach: Frances Denton Ass. Coach: Team Colours White With Shirt Green Stripes Shorts Green Socks Green

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King Edward VII School

van der Walt Rossouw Swanepoel De Lange Vorster Strydom (C) Combrinck Vermaak Goosen Vermeulen Badenhorst Raath Reynders du Toit

Alternate Colours Shirt

Green (Bottle)

Shorts Socks

Green Green

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Sizwe David Kagtiso Miguel Andrew Chad Daniel Austin Reece Caleb Slade Byron Slade Mitchell

Manager: Eugene Marx Coach: Shaun Sutherland Ass. Coach: Team Colours Shirt Red Shorts Red Socks Red

Moyo Phoshoko Hlapolosa Corado Webster Langdon (C) Wiehe Mussini Jollivet Swanepoel Bruwer Spratt Mienie Van Buuren

Alternate Colours Shirt White Shorts Red Socks White


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Senior Hockey School Teams

Northwood School

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15

Garrick Bradley Ntobeko Tristan Liam Tristan Ighsaan Sacha Shane Cody Joshua Blayde Scott Mfana

Parktown Boys’ High school

Goldman McNally Sibisi Baird McIlroy Nobre Manuel de Marigny Bradbury van Breeman Cowell Capell Bowman Dlamini

Manager: Andrew Wiblin Coach: Darryn Gallagher Ass. Coach: Llewellyn Bragin Team Colours Alternate Colours Blue/White Shirt Shirt Harlequin Shorts Blue Shorts Socks Blue Socks

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

N D P D J B C J C M B D T C

Manager: Joe Kotwal Coach: Ass. Coach: Team Colours Shirt White Shorts Black Socks Black

Baadjie Binda Greyling Wood Lin (C) Riley Anthony Henning Texeira Dube Neveling Bennet le Forestier Goodgall

Alternate Colours Shirt Black Shorts Black Socks Red

Queen’s College

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Luyolo Anson Morgan Chiteej Luke Siya Winray Amahle Mvelase Masindi Malusi Dylan Wiehan Cameron

Nkosana Shrestha Maclean Pal Schonken Tembani Christoffels (C) Kayeki Mbambisa Mashau Mshunqane Allcock Pelser Baxter

Manager: Mveleli Madlebe Coach: Wayne Gilfillan Ass. Coach: Adie Peltenberg Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt White Shirt Shorts Black Shorts Socks Black & Gold Socks


Senior Hockey School Teams Uk Panthers

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Joe Nicholas Callum Max Philipp Tom Tom Richard Anton Jadon Sam Julius Maximilian Alex

Manager: R Foster Coach: Steve Paxton Ass. Coach: Team Colours Shirt Blue Shorts Navy Socks Navy Hooped

St Davids Marist Inanda

Doyle Frost Loeffen Ames Gray Schadler Cowan Bloor von der Horst Schellhorn Buckeridge Steel Michaelis Roth Haythornthwaite (C)

Alternate Colours Shirt White Shorts Navy Socks Navy Hooped

1 2 3 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Matthew Luke Lloyd Spencer Rayner Guy Adam Adam Thomas Darren Benjamin Cameron Gavin Dean

Manager: Bridget Kee Coach: Clive Venter Ass. Coach: Pietie Coetzee Team Colours Shirt Black & Gold Shorts Black Socks Black

Roos Salomon Uren Botes York Terry Tyrer Heald Heald Till (C) Rayner Wanternaar Perry Wyatt

Alternate Colours Shirt Shorts Socks

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St John’s College

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Ross Matthew Liam Ethan Brett Gareth Hugh Matthew Piers Nicholas Jonathan Morgan Patrick Dan

Bentley Haselton Collins O’neil Le Roux Fullerton Ledlie (C) Siedle Rodger Hallendorff Baker Fairbairn Land Barnes

Manager: A Lion-Cachet Coach: Robin van Ginkel Ass. Coach: James du Plessis Team Colours Alternate Colours Shirt Blue Shirt Shorts Blue Shorts Socks Maroon Socks


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Lightning Assembly Points

KEPS INDOOR CRICKET NETS HUT BEHIND GREEN SHED AT SCHOOL HOUSE TENNIS HUT NEAR BASKETBALL COURTS TUCK SHOP AND TUCK SHOP VERANDA ASSOCIATION OFFICE VERANDA UNDER ROOF COVER AT TEDDY BEAR’S ARMS GYMNASIUM IN ROB WRAY PAVILION KES INDOOR CRICKET NETS COVER UNDER SCHOOL HALL

LIGHTNING EVACUATION PROCEDURE WHEN THE SIREN GOES OFF, TEAMS TO PROCEED TO THE NEAREST POINT OF SAFETY:

+ + + + + + + + +

DO NOT RUN AROUND BARE FOOT, WEAR SHOES WITH RUBBER SOLES, STEER CLEAR OF THE METAL STANDS, WAIT FOR THE NEXT SIREN THAT INDICATES IT IS SAFE TO RETURN


KES Facilities Index 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Main School Building Computer centre Library / Museum Auditorium The Hugh Wilson Theatre Sceince Wing Faber Wing Geography Wing Hockey Astroturf Art Studios

Indoor Cricket Nets Rob Wray Pavillion & Gymnasium Main Rugby Field Swimming Pool / Waterloo Complex The Tutty Faber Field Preparatory School Cricket Pavillion / KES Association Office 18. Tuck Shop 19. The Jihn Hurry Oval 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

20. U14 Cricket Field 21. Admissions Office 22. Soccer Field / U15 Cricket Field 23. Tennis / Basketball Complex Boarding Establishment 24. School House 25. Sir Donald Gordon House 26. Buxton House


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