Northwood 1st Team Soccer Take the Win vs Michaelhouse 2-0

Northwood put a stop to the Michaelhouse unbeaten run when they beat them 2-0 at Northwood on Saturday. Both sides played entertaining football and the game was one of the best played at Northwood.

Northwood took the lead early in the game with a great goal by the hard working Ross Venning-Pridham. Both sides played attacking football and the goalkeepers were kept busy .

Northwood deserved their lead at half time as they had more chances and were enterprising in mid field.

The second half was a ding dong battle, with Michaelhouse pushing for the equaliser and Northwood goalkeeper Taine Bird pulling off some great saves to keep the Knights in the lead.

Jordan Edy was a thorn in the Michaelhouse side with his devastating runs and he kept the Michaelhouse defence busy. With 8 minutes to play Jordan Edy went on another great run and fired a shot into the top left hand corner of the Michaelhouse goal to give the Knights a well deserved 2 goal lead.

For the last 8 minutes Northwood defended with style and hard working  captain Matthew Talbot marshalled his defence to keep Michaelhouse at bay and the Knights coming away with a well deserved victory.


Picture Credit:  Tristan Lewis, Northwood Press Club

3 Trophies for Northwood 7’s Rugby at Glenwood 7’s Tournament

Northwood 7’s rugby, Saturday 19 August. Venue – Glenwood

The Glenwood 7’s Tournament saw our u14 team in a tough pool full of u15 teams including the heavy weights like DHS and Westville u15A sides.

Unfortunately the boys only managed a single victory vs Transkei from 4 games in their pool.

The u15A side played brilliantly and were the highlight of the weekend winning the final 26-21 vs the home team Glenwood. Strong wins throughout all their pool games led to a brilliant finish.

The 2nd side did well to finish strong and take home the the bowl after a well worked victory over Ladysmith in the final.

The first side played well in the semis but lost out the the eventual winners of the tournament DHS 29-26 in what was one of the most entertaining fight backs of the tournament. Fortunately they played in the plate final vs Glenwood and managed an amazing 46-7 win!

Well done again to all the teams involved and getting 3 trophies in one weekend. Especially the u15 stamping their mark as the best side in their age group over the weekend.

Northwood 1st Team Soccer Win 1- 0 vs DHS

Northwood played traditional rivals DHS on Saturday. Whenever these two sides play it is always won by the odd goal. Once again the defence from both sides dominated and there were very few shots on goal. Neither goalkeepers were really tested in the first half, the game being rather subdued with both sides trying to dominate. As the match proceeded everyone felt that the first side to score would win this fixture or it was going to end in a tame draw. With 2 minutes remaining  Ross Venning- Pridham had other ideas and managed to score the vital goal. Northwood had the better of the game and deserved the narrow win vs evenly matched opponents.



Northwood Musical #Radio City 16 to 18 August

It’s that time of year when Northwood School pulls out all the stops in presenting another top notch professional level musical production.

From the 16th to 18th August Durban North will be stepping to an up-beat rock and roll beat as audiences revel in a sea of sound, laughter and emotion as Northwood proudly presents “Radio City”.

A fun filled story of coming of age, loss and friendship all liberally spiced with some of the most iconic music ever written.

The large cast of 60 Durban North singers, dancers, and actors were carefully selected from over 200 auditions and have been hard at work for almost 6 months to ensure the professional standard of Northwood Musicals gets even better!

Featuring a professional team of vocal coaches, sound and lighting engineers, stage managers and choreographers, plus a hot shot live band, you are not going to want to miss out on this 3-night only event!

Friday night is almost already sold out so book now to avoid disappointment!

Tickets are R80 – R150

Call Northwood School on 0315636501 to book now.

Northwood Welcomes Divan Van Wyk as Director of Cricket

We are extremely excited to announce Divan Van Wyk as our new Director of Cricket as he takes over the reins from Andrew Shedlock, who we bid farewell to at the end of August 2017.

Divan matriculated at Grey College in 2003. He played both Craven Week and Coke Week whilst making the SA Schools Team in 2003 and SA Colts in 2002. He also played at the u19 Commonwealth Games for South Africa and during 2004 he captained the SA u19 team at the u19 World Cup.

During his matric year he made his debut for the Free State men’s team and in 2004 played his first, first class game. After numerous matches for Free State and the Eagles / Knights he made his move down to Durban with his wife Gisela.

After making 146 in his first game for the KZN provincial team, Divan played in the next game for the Dolphins and never looked back, establishing himself as part of the opening pair of the Dolphins team with Imran Khan.

During his 7 years at the Dolphins he played over 50 first class matches for the Dolphins and many one day and T20 matches. He also captained the Dolphins. He was part of the squad that won the Ram Slam Trophy and won four provincial trophies with KZN Inland.

During his playing career he won the best 3 day player award at the CSA awards. In total he played 135 first class matches with an overall average of 40.05 with 19 100s and 35 50s.

He has one of the highest batting averages at Kingsmead as an opening batsman.

Since 2010 Divan has been involved in coaching at Kloof High School and running his own cricket academy. In the latter part of his time at Kloof he held the position of Head of Boys Sport.

Divan became a father this year and is a proud dad to Andrew, now 5 months old.

Divan is looking forward to starting at Northwood and is excited to bring his experience and expertise to take our cricket program forward as well as adding value in other sporting codes at the school.