Holland Hockey Tour 2016 Round-Up

Holland – Hockey Tour

26 November – 8 December 2016

WOW WOW WOW …………. What an amazing experience for our Northwood boys!

A squad of 28 boys and 4 coaches left on the 26 November 2016 for an 11 night hockey tour of Holland.

The boys played 7 matches at different clubs around Holland, which was a great way to see Holland and to meet the locals who were so hospitable and friendly all the time.

The hockey was of a very high standard with fantastic facilities, each club having at least 3-4 astro’s as well as clubhouses where the boys would have dinner/lunch with their team mates after each game.

Two training clinics were set up at HC Amsterdam and HC Rotterdam with the likes of Justin Reid Ross -South African Olympic player, playing at HC Amsterdam, Martijn Driyver – Legendary Goalie Coach, Alistar Brogdan & Simon Egerton -Great Britian Olympic player and HC Rotterdam players coaching the boys.

The tour would not be complete without a bit of culture, the boys got to experience a Canal Cruise, The Amsterdam Dungeons, Anne Frank House, Kinderdijk Windmills, The Euromast tower and Harbour Cruise in Rotterdam, Scheveningen Ferris Wheel in The Hauge and the highlight was spending a full day at “De Uithof” an indoor snow ski area in The Hague.

The boys got to say farewell to Matthew Fairweather and got to meet Shaun Baker our new MIC for Hockey who joined the tour for 4 days in Amsterdam from the UK.

Just a big thank-you once again to Northwood school, all the parents who worked so hard and our sponsors for making this dream a reality.

A pre-tour magazine was compiled, with amazing articles and pictures of Northwood School’s history. Copies are available at reception for a cost of R100.00.


Brand A Northwood Grandstand

Northwood is offering local business an opportunity to advertise on a grandstand for 3 years with a once off rate of R25 000.

The grandstand is made from 100% recyclable plastic with a lifetime warrantee. Branding will be attached above the top level of the grandstand on a two sided pole structure giving very clear visibility when people are seated. Branding will be printed on both sides (see mock-up on photo) which particularly on busy rugby days, where matches are played on 3 fields, gives companies a tremendous amount of exposure. The nature of the stands allows for mobility and the aim is to have them utilised at the swimming pool area, the astro and at the rugby fields. These new grandstands are 3,6m long x 5 tiers high, seating approximately 35-40 people each. The once off payment of R25 000 ensures that your branding is on the grandstand for 3 years and includes the cost of printing, set up and maintenance.

Some more detail on the exposure you can expect:Grandstand branded


  • Over 7 000 feet through the door on Old Boys Day 3 June Northwood vs Michaelhouse
  • Classic Clash on 18 March 1st XV rugby game live on SuperSport Northwood vs Kearsney.  Northwood hosts the Clash again in 2019.
  • U15 festival with countrywide participating schools
  • Home fixtures throughout the season vs other A league schools, all very well supported
  • The Springboks as well as a number of other international rugby teams use our school as their practice grounds when training locally


  • Astro is used almost every day of the year
  • Over 7 000 feet through the door on Old Boys Day
  • Ken Florens U14 festival with countrywide participating schools
  • Community based astro used throughout the year by numerous primary schools for practices and matches
  • Home of Crusaders Hockey Club
  • Home fixtures throughout the season as per rugby


  • The swimming pool is in action nearly every day of the year and the area is also home to the Fitness Factory Gym.
  • Northwood is also home to Queenpark Waterpolo Club, frequented by members from all over KZN
  • Home to KZN Synchronised Swimming
  • Home fixtures throughout the year

Contact Jenni-Lyn van Niekerk now to secure your stand as numbers are limited.
(031)563-6501 X353 marketing@nwood.co.za


Northwood Achieves Good Results in Durban Circuit Athletics Trials

Last week Tuesday on perhaps one of the hottest days we have experienced, a number of our athletes took part in the Durban Circuit Trials at Kings Park. We had a number of good results. All the track events from 100m to 400m were timed heats, making it quite a challenge for the boys to perform at their best.

The following boys performed well in their respective heats:
Onyii John-Osunkwo ran the 200m in 26,5s in the U15 age group.
In the U17s,  MacMillan Mudara and Keane Fourie placed 1st and 2nd in their 100m heat in a time of 11,6 and 11,7s respectively. Zinzan George ran the 200m in 24,4s.  Nicholas Ndlela ran the 400m in 57,1s with Denym Rhodes shortly behind him.

The following boys have been selected to take part in the Umlazi District Trials on Wednesday 8th February at Chatsworth Stadium:
In the U19 age group
Mvelo Mlangeni – won the 100m and 200m in 11,1s and 22,6s respectively
Cade Leaity placed 2nd in the 100m
Ross Venning-Pridham won the javelin with a throw of 34,70 m and came 2nd in the discus
Brandon van Wyk won the discus with a throw of 32,59m
Mfundo Mfeka and Connor Leven placed 1st and 2nd in the 5000m

In the U17 age group
Musa Moyo placed 2nd in the 1500m in a time of 4;48
Burkie Hamman won the discus with a distance of 31,32m
Siyemukela Ndlovu won the javelin with 36,13m

In the U15 age group
Salizwa Mlenzana won the 100m in 12,1s
Aidan Long came 2nd in the 200m in 24,9s