Northwood – Easter Rugby Festivals

U15A Rugby at Northwood Rugby Festival – March 18th – 21st

This will be the inaugural Northwood U15 Rugby festival. Northwood have schools such as Penryn, Sutherland, Krugersdorp, Kloof, DHS and KZN Development, as well as their very own B side competing at this festival. With the U14 age group doing well last year we expect some good results from the home side – however, it is imperative to mention that this is a festival and not a tournament that produces a winner. The focus is strictly on good, fun and competitive rugby – all creating an enjoyable atmosphere over 3 days for all spectators, parents, boys and coaches to enjoy. The boys will play their first game on Saturday vs. Sutherland and from then on play strength vs. strength on days 2 and 3. We wish them best of luck, remain safe and play in a good spirit.


U14A Rugby to Parktown – March 17th– 20th

The U14A rugby side travelled to Krugersdorp last year and were the winners of the tournament, subsequently it was great to be invited to the Parktown’s long standing U14 rugby festival. Parktown have some strong and competitive schools participating. The boys will play 5 shortened formatted games over 2 days. They start with a tough one vs. Pretoria Boys High and then onto St Davids that evening. Saturday’s matches will depend on results from Friday’s fixtures. The boys have had a good pre-season so we are excited to see how they go up against some of the top rugby schools around. Good luck to the boys and no matter what, keep your heads up and your school proud!


1st Team Rugby to KES – March 23rd – 28th

Northwood’s 1st XV will be travelling to their third consecutive KES Easter rugby festival this year. During their first year they unfortunately struggled against some tough competition and could not attain a victory. Last year they made up for it by winning two of their three matches. The KES Easter Rugby Festival still maintain the largest crowd attendance for any Easter Rugby festival country wide. The boys always bond extremely well on tour and learn a large amount within such a short period about themselves as a team, and always arrive back in Durban excited to take on the local schools again. The boys will definitely have a character building tour this year having to go up against Queens College, Eldoraigne and hosts KES for their three matches. We wish them the best of luck whilst they put their bodies on the line for their school!

Mr Jonathan Scruby

MIC of Rugby


Northwood 1st Team Hockey Embark on Festivals this Easter

Northwood 1st team hockey are about to enter a very busy and exciting season. Before the 2nd term starts we head off for the annual Founders Festival this year hosted by Paul Roos. They are also Celebrating their 150th anniversary as a school.

The boys will have an incredibly busy 5 days. 2 days in which we are flying either side of the festival of 3 days and 2 games a day. A few of the schools participating are: Paul Roos, Kearsney College, Rondebosch High School, SACS and Dale.

Our first game starts on Saturday the 19th of March. With two games a day ending on Monday the 21st.

The team will then departure on Tuesday the 22nd for JHB, where Northwood Hockey and Rugby will be taking part in the annual KES Easter festival. The festival starts on the 24th ending on the 28th of March.

The teams we will be playing against are as follows. KES, Jeppe High School, Garsfontein, Waterkloof and our last game on Monday morning at 08:00 against St Johns College from JHB.

It has been a long and busy pre-season. The boys are very excited and are going to be working very hard over the Easter holiday.

Mr Matthew Fairweather

Master in charge of Hockey



Northwood 1st XV Start Season with Victory vs George Campbell

Saturday saw the first run out for Northwoods 1st XV as we hosted George Campbell.

The game started off slowly for Northwood, as one would expect for the first game of the season. George Campbell, however, looked very threatening from the get go. Northwood got first points on the board through a penalty by Robin Weersma – who looked very promising with his goal kicking and will no doubt be a great weapon to have in our arsenal this year.

George Campbell was very tenacious throughout the first half however Northwood managed to secure a comfortable 24-6 lead at this stage.

Coming into the second half George Campbell turned it on and worked a penalty for themselves, which was converted. However, Northwood continued to dominate up front, with scrums and lineout’s going very well due to both props (Gugu Nelani and Ngoni Moyo) being in their second year and hooker and captain, Nthuthuko Mthembu, currently in his third year.

Kyle Jooste and Philup Jansen of Northwood are both pleasant to lift and this was obvious on Saturday.

George Campbell managed to get a try of their own, with Northwood replying with two more tries.

Final score 36-16 to Northwood Knights.

Picture Credit to:   Mr B Gow

Northwood Athletes Excel at Umlazi District Trials

On Tuesday 1st March a number of athletes from Northwood took part in the Umlazi District Athletics Trials held at Chatsworth Stadium. Ross Venning-Pridham placed 1st in the U17 javelin with a distance of 44,75m and 2nd in the discus. His performance in the javelin event has qualified him to take part in the KZN Champs to be held on the 11th and 12th March at Chatsworth Stadium. Sabelo Shangase won gold in the U17 High jump with a height of 1,75m and has also qualified for the Kzn Champs. Keane Fourie placed 3rd in both the 100m and 200m and is the reserve for those events.