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April sports news from St. Andrews College

MAY 2, 2017
April sports news from St. Andrews College

The rugby club had a busy April ‘holiday’, With 90 boys involved in festivals all around the country.

The U14s travelled to Durban to take part in the U14 Independent Rugby Schools Festival (IRSF) hosted by Clifton. They had a couple of injuries but ended up pulling through well enough. They won four games, drew one and lost one. The boys enjoyed the tour and lots of rugby lessons were learnt.

St. Andrews hosted the U15 Independent Schools Rugby Festival over the last weekend of the holidays. It was a successful festival with 12 schools competing. Local township schools were also given an opportunity as an invitational Albany team. The hosts played well and got five wins from five games. The wins against St David’s and St Benedict’s being the highlights.

The U16s travelled to Cape Town where they spent some time at the high performance training facility in Stellenbosch and then played two games at the Wynberg festival. They won both games against Belville and Wynberg.

The first team went to St Stithians for the Easter festival. They won their first two games against St David’s and St Benedict’s comfortably, and went down to SACS in their final game at St Stithians. The guys then got together for their Saturday game against St John’s at the Grey festival. This was a close game against a very good St John’s team, but St. Andrews won the game 21 – 10. 

Special thank you to all the staff who gave up their precious family time to help the boys. Over 90 boys, 17 games, five different cities and lots of happy bruised boys.

National Rowing Champs 

A great weekend for St Andrew’s College rowing at the Senior National Rowing Championships. College had five rowers in the Eastern Cape team. Mitchel De Kock saw a Prince Medal in the Quad behind Rhodes University and the University of Johannesburg.

Henry Torr, Alex Holmes, Dane Van Duren and Michael Thomas took Bronze in the Coxless Four behind the Tuks Elite and U23 Fours. The highlight was the Eastern Cape Eight taking Silver edging off Rhodes and the Tuks U23 in the final moments of the race. 

Ben Kroon also represented St Andrew's College and took Silver in the U16 Single Scull.