Northwood Surfing Team are KZN Champs for 3rd Consecutive Year!

The 2016 KZN Schools Tag-team Surfing Championships was surfed at Dairy Beach in small but contestable surf. It was a fantastic afternoon as parents, coaches and surfers trickled down to the Dairy Beach contest area, greeted by a cool breeze and gently flapping banners from our generous sponsor – O’Neill Clothing – and one to two foot consistent pulses of surf.

Up for grabs was the annual bragging rights of being KZN’s top surfing school and the awesome floating trophy that comes with it. On top of that, Paul Canning from O’Neill was offering big value prizes of a wetsuit for each surfer in the 1st placed team, long-sleeve wetsuit tops for 2nd and short-sleeve wetsuit tops for 3rd.

The first heat got underway with the schools fighting for a place in the finals. With some fine surfing Ashton comfortably placed themselves into the finals to join Clifton, Westville Boys, Northwood Boys and Crawford North Coast. The heat was on.

Matt Sills opened up with a bang and posted a huge scoring ride placing them in the drivers seat within the first 5 mins of the 50 min heat. Bevan Willis, not to be out done, followed up with a nine point ride. Clifton and Westville Boys tried to responded, also posting some strong scores. However after exchanges from the two rounds of surfers Northwood was in a strong position. The rest of the team surfed with precision and managed their time wisely securing an easy victory.

Northwood Boys took home the title and bragging rights for their third year in a row as undefeated champions amongst the KZN schools!

Once again, a huge thank you goes out to all the parents who endlessly support the surfers with their time and finances and to O’Neill clothing for supporting surfing at the grassroots level where we stoke the fire for young surfers to keep their boards on the rail and charging hard.

Till next week where we will be finishing off with the new title of KZN Schools Individual Champion, have a great week and keep surfing.

The KZN Schools Surfing Team







Northwood 1st Hockey Take the Win vs Hilton on Old Boys Day

Saturday 28th of May marked a very special day for Northwood School, as Old Boys Day is the highlight for any schoolboy during their high school sporting career.

This year Northwood played Hilton College.

The first team hockey match started off on a really good note and as a high tempo game. Northwood played some great hockey moving the ball really well.  Soon we were  rewarded with a very well worked team goal from Cade Leaity.

Josh Cowell was once again on the score board with another powerful dragflick to make the score 2-0 going into half time.

Hilton started the second half on the front foot and came back to make the score 2-2 with a well worked short corner and a lovely team goal from them.

The Northwood boys did not give up. A short corner was awarded to Northwood and Josh Cowell stepped up and scored yet another dragflick to make the score 2-3.

In the last 5 minutes Northwood were pushing hard for a fourth goal. Some well worked play from a Northwood sixteen yard hit ended with Slater Capell having a backstick shot from a very acute angle and scoring to make the end score 4-2.

Northwood U16 & U18 KZN Hockey Representatives for 2016

Congratulations to the following 19 boys who have been selected to represent KZN on the hockey field! Well done gentlemen, we wish you all the best of luck, in particular current 1st team Hockey Captain Cody Van Breeman who made the KZN Coastal u18A team.

KZN Coastal U18A: Cody Van Breemen
KZN Coastal U18B: Bradley McNally, Liam McIlroy, Joshua Cowell, Shahied Cariem, Slater Capell,Tyrone Stanley
KZN Coastal U18 Warriors: Ross Venning-Pridham, Tristan Baird, Cade Laeity, Marco Delle-Vedove

KZN Coastal U16A: Taine Bird
KZN Coastal U16B: Ethan Biggar, Tyrone Laaks, Quin Mackenzie, Cameron Pretorius
KZN Coastal U16 Warriors: Zinzan George, Fabian Marais, Non travelling Reserve, Mikael Rademeyer

Save the Date for Old Boys Day, 28 May 2016!

The day promises to be the highlight of our school calendar and is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with friends, old and new.    There will be food vendors, tea gardens, music and entertainment the entire day.   We look forward to welcoming our community to support their local boys high school.

This year we are hosting fixtures vs Hilton. Our 1st Team Hockey will start at 10:45am and 1st Team Rugby at 3pm.

For further information please contact


Northwood 1st Hockey Win Hard Fought Match vs Kearsney

On a wet and rainy Saturday the 7th of May the Northwood 1st hockey team went up to Kearsney for their annual fixture.

The game started off at high intensity with Northwood under a lot of pressure.

After the first ten minutes Northwood picked up the intensity and scored a well worked short corner. Josh Cowell’s drag flicked was well saved by the Kearsney keeper, however Cody Van Bremen got on the end of it to tap in for the first goal.

Before the end of the first half Kearsney were awarded a short corner and converted it from a slip flick into the bottom corner.

The start of the second half was played very well from Northwood with some great play – pressure from the Northwood boys, and a goal being disallowed by the umpires which was the right decision.

In the last 5 minutes of the game Northwood were awarded a short corner which was excellently taken by Josh Cowell. A low and powerful dragflick which beat the keeper to score, took them to the lead,  winning the game 2-1.


Image: DSC 0493 Northwood’s Cody van Breemen (Captain) on the attack (photo credit Grant Motley)