The College’s 1st XV gather in front of Basher Ridge to the tumultuous cheers of their fans ahead of the first game of the season, and the first time back on a crowded Goldstones in two years.
After more than two years, it was with great excitement and anticipation that the RedBlackWhite hockey and rugby teams took to the fields for the annual Maritzburg Day games.
Twenty-five rugby teams faced St Charles overall, but with fillers against Howick, Voortrekker, Linpark and Westville.
College dominated every game against St Charles, with the 1st XV claiming a 45-7 victory much to the delight of the many supporters gathered on Goldstones.
The 19 hockey games were against St Charles and saw the RedArmy claim a 1-0 victory over Pape’s Astro. There was also some great paddling, athletics and shooting action from College teams this weekend.
College have won 19 of their 24 rugby games played, losing five which were all staggered.
The 1st, 2nd, u16A, u15A and u14A teams picked up convincing wins – a strong start to the winter season which has seen many supporters rally on Goldstones.
All 15 hockey games played were against St Charles, College winning 11, drawing 3 and losing just one game.
Our RedArmy have never lost to St Charles and it was a close game played on Pape’s Astro which saw College claim a 1-0 win with Ross Graham scoring.
Canoeing Two of the College’s U18 boys took part in the Umkomaas Canoe Marathon, which was also the KZN River Champs. James Goble and Ian Hemingway finished 1st in the U18 category and an excellent 10th overall.
Five boys from the College were selected to compete in the SA Schools Athletics Championships and did their school proud with outstanding results.
Neo Mosebi was among them and won the under-19 100m in 10.29 and the 200m in 20.91, while Ryan Stockill won the under-19 high jump clearing 2.04m .
The college competed in the 2nd shooting league with boys placing in the 10m u20 and u16 sports events.
10m u20 Sports: 1st Nathan de Villiers. 3rd Connor Vahey.
10m u16 Sports: 1st Arno Kritzinger. 2nd H Pretorius, 3rd Reece Pitout.
• Sally Upfold is Marketing Manager at Maritzburg College.