Northwood Hockey Boys Selected for KZN Coastal Teams

Congratulations to the following boys on their selection to the KZN Coastal Teams:

U18A:    Greg Wright

U18B:    Sacha de Marigny

Ighsaan Manual

Daniel Willis

Jamie Pillay

Shane Bradbury

U18C:    Tyler Smith

U16A:    Cody van Breeman

Joshua Cowell

U16B:    Scott Bowman

Cade Leity

Shahied Cariem

U16C:    Ross Vening-Pridham

Ryan Whitehurst

Tyrone Stanley


U16 Non-travelling reserve:        Conner Ronquest


U14A:    Taine Bird

Cameron Pretorius

U14B:    Mikael Rademeyer

Zinzan George


Northwood Fashion Show 28 May 2014

The Northwood Annual Fashion Show has become a highlight on the school calendar, if not the entire Durban North community.  It is a popular event which our Northwood students and girls from neighbouring schools showcase all the latest fashion and designs from participating retail outlets.  Tickets for this one night only event are available from the back office or Mrs de Sousa, R60 per ticket or R50 for students in school uniform. We look forward to seeing you there!

Northwood Cyclists Go For Gold At Inter School Eliminator Series

On Sunday the 10th of May at 9am our boys made their way up to Kearsney to participate in the first Inter School Eliminator Series. This consists of a short track of 800m -1km, raced by four riders at a time. The two riders who come first and second go through to the next round and the process repeats itself until a winner is declared. It was a first for our boys as they had never participated in an event like this in the past.

After a few heats had passed we had 4 boys making it into the final heats, with Ethan Biggar being represented in the u14 age group, Cayde Muldoon and Ben Carnie in the u16 age group and Caldon Petit in the u19 age group. After some fantastic racing we ended up with four medals, two gold and two silver. The results are a reflection of the commitment the boys have been giving to early morning training sessions this year.

In addition to the medals, the boys also won over R4000 worth of prizes.


U14- Ethan Biggar 2nd.

u16-Cayde Muldoon 1st, Ben Carnie 2nd, Matthew Loder 6th and Suvel Kumkaren 8th.

U19- Caldon Petit 1st.


The next three races are as follows:

Spur School MTB Series: 17 May- Cascades MTB Park

Inter School Eliminator Series: 18 May- Crawford College, La Lucia

Inter School Eliminator Series: 25 May- Ashton College , Ballito.

Anyone who would like to enter is to please speak to Mr Le Roux or to contact him at


Northwood 1st XV Overpower Hilton

Saturday the 10th of May 2014 will be a day many Northwood supporters will fondly remember as the Knights claimed their first victory over Hilton College in 23 years, continuing on their unbeaten home record this season.

From the kick off both sides were on the attack, with Northwood initially struggling to put phases together due to strong Hilton defense. Finally working their way into the left hand corner they reverted to the pick and go that they do so well and within seconds a nod by the assistant referee to the referee confirmed a try had been scored by Northwood burly number 7, Calvin Silson.

Hilton then replied with a try of their own after good work from their forwards allowed their fullback to coast over for a try in the corner. With Northwood doing the basics well up front, fly-half David Weersma put his boot to good use to pin Hilton back into their own half, suffocating any hopes of getting back into the Northwood half. Due to the heavy pressure on Hilton by Northwood working territory well, they were awarded two kickable penalties which they took full advantage of through the reliable boot of Sasasa Makhanya.

This saw the Knights going into the break with their heads up and leading 11 points to 7.

The 2nd half started with renewed Hilton pressure but the Knights defense largely neutralized the attacking threat . The Northwood forwards started to gain dominance and this lead towards a well worked try which was converted to leave Nothwood 18 – 7 up.

As soon as Hilton got their hands back on the ball and started looking dangerous out wide, all hopes were cut short as, winger Jabu Mabida, worked a 50m run from an intercept (what seemed like De-javu of the Jeppe fixture) placed under the poles for an easily converted try within minutes of the previous one.

Northwood took full advantage of the lead and with great hands through the backs saw David Weersma put Sasasa Makhanya through a beautiful gap, and with Phiko Sobahle on hand to support he pulled off a miraculous gather from the pass to do what comes so naturally to him by finishing under the posts. With the score 32-7 to Northwood, Hilton can be proud of their efforts for the rest of the game which led to them getting an unconverted try towards the end of the match. The confidence in the Northwood camp can only be used to the Knights advantage as they have 4 home games in a row still to come.

Final score 32-14 to Northwood.

Photos courtesy of Michael Symington, Northwood Press Club


Northwood’s Bevan Willis Takes The Trophy At The RVCA Junior Surfing Challenge in JBay

Congratulations to Bevan Willis who surfed a powerful and explosive U16 final against some fierce competitors to take the win with relative ease. “I picked up a decent wave near the beginning of the heat, and then I hassled the guys a bit,” said Willis of his strategy. “That wave at the end was a really good one. I didn’t hear what the score was, but I knew that it was a decent score.”

His second score was a 6, and combined with his earlier score of 4.75 saw the Undloti surfer with a heat total of 10.75 out of a possible 20 points, with Jordy Maree in second. Jake Elkington was in third and Adin Masencamp in 4th.

Bevan Willis

Northwood U14A Hockey Team Bring Success to the Ken Florens Hockey Festival

The U14 A Northwood hockey side performed with both success and good sportsmanship during the Ken Florens Hockey Festival.

Having achieved well during the season it was clear that the results at the festival would follow suite. The side played 6 games and were undefeated. Beating Prince Edward Harare twice, 3-1 and 1-0 respectively, emerging victorious against Parktown Boys from Johannesburg 4-0, and beating SACS from Cape Town 1-0. The boys drew 2 games: 1-1 against Paul Roos and 1-1 against St. David’s Inanda.

I would like to congratulate them on their success and make sure they keep their positive attitude for the closing fixtures of a tough season.

Well done lads!

Mr L Bragin

U14A Coach

Book Your Tickets for the Northwood Musical!

The Northwood Musical takes place next week, 14th to 16th May and you are not going to want to miss out on this years show!
Tickets are available from the school now!
Wednesday show: In uniform R50, or R65 for civvies. Thursday R65 and Supper Theatre on Friday night at R130 pp.