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