Various sport camps have taken place at the start of the Easter Term.
The first rowing camp for 2021 took place in the picturesque Winterberg mountains over the weekend before the start of term. Taking part were boys from across all age groups, including many Newboys trying rowing for the first time. The originally planned activities on the Kowie River in Port Alfred had to be adapted at the last minute using the river prohibited for the time being. Fortunately, we were able to make use of the Winterberg Country Club venue near Adelaide as a great alternative. Plenty of rowing took place to dust of the cobwebs for the more experienced rowers, and the sheltered waters of the dam were an ideal place for the Newboys to take their first strokes in a rowing boat. Aside from the rowing, boys enjoyed a variety of other activities on offer including walks, swimming, fishing and assisting on the nearby Moorcroft family farm with sheep inoculations – a true Eastern Cape experience! Well done to all the boys who took part and a huge thank you to the Moorcroft family for assisting with many of the logistics to make it possible for us to run a successful camp and establish some energy and momentum for whatever the term ahead has in store!
Sixteen Grade 8 boys were involved in the cricket camp before the start of term, and the quality of talent exhibited was well noted. It is projected that College will have at least three U14 sides this year. The cricketers were up for the challenge during the dry and hot conditions and enjoyed the moist conditions that arrived with the Makhanda (Grahamstown) drizzle. The players were full of energy, and they loved the newness of the College campus. Thanks to Mr Wilkinson and his team for the excellent facilities. It promises to be a vibrant year on the sports fields with the grade 8s this year.