On Saturday 6 June we celebrated our school and heritage as we welcomed many old friends and new to Northwood for a day of fellowship and sport. This year was an extra special milestone for our school as we were awarded an FNB Classis Clash fixture vs Kearsney, which was aired live by SuperSport from our fields! The support shown by the community was evident with over 6500 people attending this event.
The day started off with the delicious smell of bacon and boerewors rolls being braaied by our Northwood Fundraising parents, who did a sterling job of helping to keep the crowds well fed. Our Northwood Moms ran two hospitality Tea Gardens which were well attended and much appreciated by visitors to the school. Various vendors also supported the school offering a variety of treats and food options. This year Northwood offered a beer garden, hosted by the popular George based in Umhlanga which was very well attended by our Old Boys and which we look forward to including in future Old Boy Day events!
Old Boy, rugby great and Northlands Boys High Head Boy of 1989, Warren Brosnihan, was present for the renaming of one of our rugby fields in his honour. Warren epitomises the school motto (Acquit ye like men) and has been a true role model for all Northwood Boys.
Our 1st XV Rugby score 14-36 was in the visitors favour, with the Northwood 1st hockey team having disappointing end to their season when they were beaten 5 – 1 by a powerful Kearsney team, however a great day of sports all round was had in an awesome finish to the season. Thank you to everyone for their unconditional support of Northwood and the Knights.