It’s great having boys back on campus and playing competitive sports again.
There was a buzz of activity on the campus fields, courts and boarding houses with the early return of the boys for the Summer Sports Camp. Over 170 boys participated in the various activities on campus in Makhanda, Port Alfred and Cape Town. A special thank you to all staff, grounds, travel, transport, administration, kitchen, houses and coaches for ensuring this was a resounding success.
This weekend many of the boys will be out playing competitive fixtures in various sports.
The U15A Basketball team are already at St John’s College in Johannesburg, competing in the prestigious Standard Bank Basketball Tournament. The team will play matches against schools from all over South Africa. (Download the SuperSportSchools app to watch the games).
The U14 and U15 Cricketers will get their preparation for upcoming tours underway when they play against each other in a T20 match this Friday evening under floodlights on Knowling Field.
It’s a big football weekend for the Football Club as seven St Andrew’s College teams head to Port Elizabeth to play matches in Summerstrand and Victoria Park.
A sizable number of golfers get out to Belmont Valley this afternoon and tomorrow to play in their club competitions.
This afternoon, the hockey boys will be on Webster Astro for U15 and Stayers team trials in preparation for matches against Pearson High next weekend.
The Junior and Senior rowers will head to Port Alfred to continue their pre-season training. It is pleasing to see that a few new boys have indicated interest in Rowing, and it will be good to get them going in the water.
The Rugby Club has seized the advantage of an extended winter sports season, and the 1st and 2nd XV sides will take on Graeme College at Graeme on Saturday.
Matches will be live-streamed:
2nds (9.40am) – https://youtu.be/w1U-gDJet9U
1sts (11.30am) – https://youtu.be/I85p28ENGN0
In preparation for the forthcoming tours, groups of boys playing in select teams will fulfill a fixture against Kingswood
College on Saturday morning.
Track and Field
The U14 and U15 Track and Field athletes will compete in the inaugural Triangular Schools’ Athletics Competition on Lower Field next week Wednesday (8 August). The athletics meeting will involve Graeme College and Kingswood College.
We are excited and grateful for the renewed opportunities to play competitive sports again, though without spectators for now. It is important that we adhere to these restrictions so that our boys continue to get an opportunity to play.
We wish all our sports people well!