WESBANK SEKONDERE SKOOL
Thu, 10 Aug 2006 00:00
Wesbank Sekondêre Skool is a big school in Malmesbury, a keen rugby school.
The pleasant Boland town of Malmesbury up the West Coast from Cape Town takes its name from the oldest borough in England, Malmesbury in Wiltshire. That came about because Sir Lowry Cole, governor of the Cape, named the town after his father-in-law, Sir James Harris, the 1st Earl of Malmesbury. The present earl, also a James Harris, acceded to the title in 2000 as the 7th Earl of Malmesbury.
Malmesbury in England is an ancient town, dating back to a 7th century monastery around which a town grew. In the 9th century Alfred the Great granted it the status of a borough, the oldest in England.
Farmers in the Swartland, needed a church and started one near springs of fresh water and a warm sulphur, the fifth Dutch Reformed Church in the Cape, back in 1744. The town/village was then known as Zwartlands-kerk.
Zwartlands? It was taken from the renosterbos (rhinoceros bush) with its black appearance. The town, some 65 km north of Cape Town up the West Coast, is an agricultural centre with wheat, wine and poultry farming in the area.
Wesbank? It is the name opf the suburb on the side west of Malmesbury on a rise up from a river.
Name: Wesbank Sekondêre Skool
Founding date: Motto: The future is ours.
Rugby at Wesbank
The schools runs 10 rugby teams and has an enthusiastic approach to the game.
The highest achiever amongst its Old Boys is the Springbok wing McNeil Hendricks. Loose forward David Hendricks has played for the Stormers as well as Boland and Western Province.
The school's great rivals are Schoonspruit, also of Malmesbury.
|British & Irish Lions|
|» Hooper expects Welsh weight|
|» B&I Lions get direction from North|
|» White hails 'massive' win|
|» 'Great call' in resting Lions|
|» Best: 'We were beaten up'|
|» All Black boost for Hurricanes|
|» Injured Highlanders warming up|
|» Blues to unleash All Black on Sharks|
|» Kings lose one of their Kiwis|
|» Solly committed to Kings|
|South African news|
|» Louw loving Pretoria ‘honeymoon’|
|» Lions lean on former Sharks|
|» Flip part of bigger Bok picture|
|» Butch returns to Ellis Park|
|» Boks delay De Villiers decision|
|» LIVE: Match centre|
|» Carter back for changed All Blacks|
|» Wilson savours semi success|
|» Walshe lauds 'real' character|
|» Beaten Baby Boks to bounce back|