Minenhle Mchunu To Represent KZN

Congratulations to Minenhle Mchunu who has been selected to represent Kwazulu-Natal at the South African Athletics Championships in the Junior Triple Jump. The Championships will be held at the Pilditch Stadium in Pretoria from 4 to 6 April. We wish him the best of luck as he represents his province.

Northwood Cares Easter Egg Drive at Kasturba Gandi School

Yesterday a group of boys and educators had the privilege of visiting Kasturba Gandi Primary School in Gandi Settlement, a mere 15 minutes drive from school. Our hearts were so drawn to the little children that eagerly met us at the gate.  We were all greatly affected by the poverty that neighbours us and shocked at the conditions that these little ones and their educators go about their daily school routine in – yet they do it with big smiles on their faces.

The children were so grateful for the Easter eggs given to them – some of whom have never seen sweets before!  We were humbled by the experience and have promised to visit again.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Northwood Cares Easter egg drive, you made a lot of children very happy!

Northwood 1st Hockey Team Produce a Dominant Victory Against Michaelhouse

The Northwood 1st hockey team produced a dominant 5 – 2 victory against Michaelhouse over the weekend.

After conceding an early goal against the run of play Northwood stepped up their play to produce a brilliant half of hockey which saw them score 4 goals in 20 minutes to take a commanding 4 – 1 lead into the half time break. Northwood’s first goal was scored by Steve McManus after a well worked penalty corner variation. This was then followed up by an own goal from an unlucky Michaelhouse defender. Jamie Pillay then scored his first goal for the Northwood first team and this was followed up by a penalty stroke from Dale van der Merwe.

Michaelhouse started the second half the stronger of the two teams and created a number of chances before finally scoring their second. This ignited the Northwood team into action and they answered through a goal from the outstanding Matthew de Sousa to secure a fantastic 5 – 2 win.


Darryn Gallagher

Hockey Results vs Michaelhouse 16/03/2013

Team Result Goal Scorer
1st Won 5 – 2 D. van der Merwe, M. De Sousa, S. McManus, J. Pillay, Own Goal
2nd Won 3 – 2 K. Rawling 2, R. Kakora
3rd Drew 2 – 2 D. Fitzgerald, R. Lukan
U16A Lost 4 – 2 I. Manuel, S. Bradbury
U16B Lost 3 – 0  
U16C Lost 2 – 0  
U16D Lost 5 – 1 C. Reardon
U14A Won 4 – 0 S. Capell, M. Gwala, S Cariem, Own Goal
U14B Won 1 – 0 J. Edy
U14C Drew 1 – 1 E. Van Oudtshoorn
Played: 10  Won: 4  Drew: 2  Lost: 4

Northwood’s First Hockey Team Scores a Solid Victory Over Kearsney

The Northwood 1st hockey team started their season with a solid victory against Kearsney. The team were in fantastic form in the first half and took a dominant 3 – 0 lead after goals from Dale van der Merwe, Matthew de Sousa and Steve McManus. Kearsney managed to pull one back before the half time break.

The second half never reached the standard of the first half with both teams missing some good chances. Both the Northwood and Kearsney goal keepers were in outstanding form on the day. Kearsney managed to score a second goal on the final whistle but the Northwood victory was already sealed by this stage. Congratulations to our boys for an outstanding start to the season!

Hockey Results vs Kearsney 09/03/2013

Team Result Goal Scorer
1st Won 3 – 2 D. van der Merwe, M. De Sousa, S. McManus
2nd Won 2 – 1 K. Rawling, N. Mchunu
3rd Lost 3 – 0  
U16A Won 3 – 2 I. Manuel, S. Bradbury, T. Nobre
U16B Lost 4 – 0  
U16C Won 1 – 0 H. Van Tricht
U16D Won 1 – 0 C. Reardon
U14A Lost 3 – 0  
U14B Won 1 – 0 A. Rodda
U14C Drew 0 – 0  
Played: 10  Won: 6  Drew: 1  Lost: 3

Dust Off Your Old Kit For The Knights Challenge!

Join us on 21 March 2013 for a fun filled family day at Crusaders as the Northwood Old Boys challenge our First Teams to “The Knights Challenge”!

20/20 Cricket, Waterpolo, Hockey, 5-a-side Soccer, Squash and Touch Rugby will be played on the day.

There will be food and beverages on sale, DJ’s,  as well as a slip and slide and jumping castle for the kids!

For further information please contact Theresa Kennedy on Tel:  (031) 5636501 or email:  tkennedy@nwood.co.za





Northwood Victorious Over DHS at Toyota Schools Rugby Festival

Northwood played DHS at the inaugural Toyota Schools Festival at Kings Park Stadium last night.  The game turned out to be a very close encounter with both sides playing attractive running rugby.  In the first ten minute DHS’ right wing ran in under the post only to drop the ball, much to the dismay of their supporters.  This spurred Northwood on as they worked their way into the DHS half and were awarded a penalty with Sassa Makhanya converting the kick to go 3-0 up, a score which they held on to until half time.

Northwood started the second half by putting DHS under pressure which paid off.  After numerous drives and some good work, Thabo Thabethe scored and Northwood went up 8-0.  DHS then kicked a penalty over and put Northwood under pressure, especially in the last 5 minutes.  Our defence held and we were victorious with a score of 8 – 3.

Congratulations to Gareth Murran who was named Man of the Match.

The support for the 1st XV was brilliant with over 150 boys attending the match, even the stadium announcer congratulated the boys on their spirit. WELL DONE BOYS!