Northwood Surfing Report and Results 25/05/2013

The Durban beachfront buzzed for the final weekend of the Kzn Schools Surfing Final, which took place as part of a surfing & Jetski beach festival presented by the South African Maritime Safety Association and Durban Stars. It’s been a while since the Golden Mile witnessed a beach festival featuring surfing, jet-skiing, volleyball and touch rugby, and the event, along with the tremendously well-supported and iconic East Coast Radio Big Walk, brought back a carnival atmosphere too long missing from Durban’s revamped promenade.

Congratulations to our B team who have surfed really well and made it to the semi finals before being knocked out on Sunday, and to our A team who surfed their way into the finals. The standard of surfing was really high, which is very encouraging for the sport, it was the best school surfing has ever seen.

Competitors had their pick of clean 3 foot North Beach runners in perfect sunshine and clear water while professional judges scored from the tower and parents, coaches and members of the public cheered for their charges and stressed over wave-counts and heat-management, inter-school surfing finally had the stage it deserved.

The final was very close, but it was just not our day and we were placed 4th. Well done to the boys for making the final and thank you to the sponsors and supporters who came down to the beach.


1. Crawford College North Coast “A”
2. Durban High School “A”
3. Amanzimtoti High School “A”
4. Northwood High School “A”
5. Ashton International College “A”

Squash Results 27/05/2013

1st team had a close fixture against WBHS narrowly losing 6 games to 7 Well done to Greg Wright and Hugh Cunningham winning their matches 3 – 1 and 3 – 0 respectively.

3rd team lost 2 games to 6 against Crawford La Lucia with Derek Fitzgerald being the only one of the team to win his match 2 – 0.

Both the 1st and 3rd team played at Crusaders.

The 4th team travelled up to Kloof Country Club to play against Thomas More College.

Robert Lukan and Daniel Harper both won their matches. The 4th team won 6 games to 3.

Northwood Hockey vs Westville 24/05/2013

Team Result Goal Scorer
1st Won 2 – 0 M. Robinson 1, S. McManus 1
2nd Lost 1 – 0  
3rd Lost 1 – 0  
U16A Lost 3 – 2 S. Bradbury 2
U16B Lost 3 – 0  
U16C Lost 2 – 1 J. Snyman
U16D Lost 2 – 0  
U14A Lost 2 – 0  
U14B Lost 3 – 0  
U14C Lost 2 – 0  
U14D Lost 3 – 1 Own Goal
Played: 11  Won: 1   Drew: 0  Lost: 10

Northwood 1st Hockey Team Claim Solid Victory Against Westville

The Northwood 1st hockey team claimed a solid 2 – 0 victory against a hard working Westville team on Friday night.

The match was played at a high tempo with Northwood creating most of the chances. Westville’s only chance of the first half came through a penalty corner which was run down by the Northwood first wave Dale van der Merwe. The teams went into the half time break deadlocked at 0 – 0.

The second half saw Northwood build on their momentum of the first half and they finally managed to break down the Westville defence when a brilliant pass from Tylo Remke found Matthew de Sousa in space who drew the goal keeper and played the ball to Matthew Robinson who made no mistake with a composed finish.

Westville created their second penalty corner of the game but the flick missed the target. Northwood extended their lead late in the half when Steve McManus scored from a penalty corner rebound. Northwood controlled the remainder of the half to clinch the victory.

Bok Day At Northwood!

Northwood showed their support of our Boks today when the students (and staff!) came dressed in all their favourite Bok gear!
The best dressed group of students will win tickets to watch back to back international games at the stadium. Watch this space for the winners!
Adding to the excitement, the students were able to watch the Springboks in action as they practiced on our fields for their upcoming matches.
Springbok rugby Captain Jean de Villiers made the students day when he took time out to chat to them with some inspiring words of encouragement.
All in all, a great green and gold day at Northwood!
Please click on individual thumbnails to view pictures.

Don’t forget “Bok Day”, Tuesday 28 May!

Get behind the Springboks and show your support by dressing up in your Bok gear!

The class with the most imaginative pictures wins 40 tickets for their school to watch the Springboks playing at Growthpoint Kings Park Stadium on 8 June, so don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity and make sure to wear your green and gold tomorrow!

Northwood Surfing News

This weekend’s is the KZN Schools Surfing Final contest. It is going to be surfed over two days, 25th & 26th May, and it promises to be the biggest final KZN schools has ever had. The beaches are going to be packed, and there is going to be plenty of action as it forms part of a beach festival presented by Durban Stars and SAMSA.

The competition has reached a new level and this weekend is going to be the best platform, to show case it. It’s going to be fierce out there and the results are going to be close if this year’s league was anything to go by! We wish our boys all the best as they have surfed really well this season and so far have gone unbeaten.

[prettyfilelink src=”” type=”pdf”]surfing pdf[/prettyfilelink]

Hockey Results 17/05 to 19/05

Northwood vs Westville (Night League)
Wednesday 15 May

Team Result Goal Scorer
1st Won 4 – 1 T. Remke 3, Own Goal


Northwood vs Riverside Masters
Thursday 16 May

Team Result Goal Scorer
2nd Won 2 – 0 K. Rawling 1, S. Pillay 1
U16B Lost 6 – 1 L. de Bruyn 1


Northwood vs Amanzimtoti
Friday 17 May

Team Result Goal Scorer
2nd vs Toti 1st Won 2 – 0 K. Rawling 1, B. Haviland 1
U16B vs Toti U16A Won 2 – 0 L. de Bruyn 1, S. Chanthkarun 1
U14B vs Toti U14A Won 3 – 0 M. Kisten 2, M. Gwala 1


Northwood vs Pretoria Boys
Friday 17 May

Team Result Goal Scorer
1st Drew 2 – 2 D. van der Merwe 2
U16A Lost 4 – 3 S. Bradbury 2, J. Cowell 1
U14A Lost 3 – 1 T. King 1


Northwood vs St Albans
Sunday 19 May

Team Result Goal Scorer
1st Won 1 – 0 D. van der Merwe 1
U16A Lost 3 – 1 C. van Breeman 1
U14A Won 3 – 1 T. Stanley 2, M. Dale-Vedove 1

Northwood Qualifies for the Night League Hockey Final After Win Against Westville

Northwood qualified for the night league final last Wednesday when they had a convincing 4 – 1 win against Westville.

Tylo Remke was the hero of the day when he scored a hat-trick with the other goal coming from an unlucky Westville defender.

The result means that Northwood will have a chance to defend their title when they meet Kearsney in the final on the 12 June.