Tue 23 Oct 2012 | 10:49

School Festivals 2013

School Festivals 2013
Tue 23 Oct 2012 | 10:49

School Festivals 2013


Don't you admire the enthusiasm of South Africa's rugby teachers? Here we are gearing up for end-of-year exams and they are in an advanced stage of preparing next year's Festivals.

In 2013 there is a problem of too few long weekends for rugby festivals, which is unusual. Next year the movable feast of Easter is on 31 March.  It is the only long weekend falling in holidays common  to all South African schools.

The shortage of suitable long weekends has meant that Wynberg has been forced to cancel its festival next year.

Grey High School of Port Elizabeth will not be holding their usual festival next year because of the Maritzburg 150th. But they will resume in 2014.

The Skonk Rugby Festival, part of Maritzburg's 150th celebrations lasts from 29 March to 3 April. The celebratory match is Maritzburg vs Glenwood on 25 May 2013.

This year will be St Stithians' 30th Festival. It started them all.

There are others, e.g. the Krugersdorp High Festival, who will be holding their 10th tournament, the Independent Schools Weeks for 1st XVs, Under-16s, Under-15s and Under-14s, and Cape Schools Week

There is also an Under-16 festival at Paarl Gim and an Under-15 festival at Paarl Boys' High. And there may well be others.

Graeme Rugby Day

Date: 21 March 2013.
Participating schools: Cambridge, Dale, Die Brandwag, Framesby, Graeme, Grey High, Hudson Park, Kingswood, Marlow Muir, Nathaniel Nyaluza, Nico Malan, PJ Olivier, Port Alfred, Queen's, St Andrew's, Selborne,  Westville

Nwu-Puk-Rugbyinstituut Skole Skouspel

Date: Thursday 21 March to Monday 25 March 2013

Participating Schools: Drostdy, Florida, Framesby, Garsfontein, Glenwood, Klerksdorp, HTS Louis Botha, Noord-Kaap, Potch Gymnasium, Potch Volkskool, Rustenburg

Easter Weekend

Bizsport Festival

This is the festival, organised by Willem Strauss, that used to be at Waterkloof. Now it is being moved to Glenwood and neither Waterkloof nor Glenwood are taking part.

Date: Thursday 28 March to Monday 1 April 2013

Venue: Glenwood High School

Participating schools: Benoni, Ben Vorster, Die Brandwag, George Campbell, HTS Middelburg, Jim Fouché, Kempton Park, Merensky, Middelburg, Stellenberg, Transvalia, Tygerberg


Date: Thursday 28 March to Monday 1 April 2013

Participating schools: Boland Landbou, Dr EG Jansen, Framesby, Glenwood, Grey, Kearsney, Nico Malan, Outeniqua, Paarl Gym, Paul Roos, Selborne, Westville.


Date: Thursday 28 March to Monday 1 April 2013

Participating schools: Bishops, Helpmekaar, Hilton, Pretoria BHS, SACS, St Alban’s, St Andrew’s, St Benedict’s, St Stithians, Schoonspruit, Windhoek, Wynberg

St John's

Date: Thursday 28 March to Monday 1 April 2013

Participating schools: Daniël Pienaar, Filton (England), Golden Lions Invitation XV, Marais Viljoen, Nelspruit, New Orleans, Noordheuwel, Paarl Boys’ High, St John’s (Johannesburg), St John’s (Zimbabwe), Waterkloof, Windhoek Gym

King Edward VII School

Date: Thursday 28 March to Monday 1 April 2013

Participating schools: Centurion, Eldoraigne, Garsfontein, Hudson Park, Invitation XV, KES, Kingswood, Lichtenburg, Marlow, Menlo Park, Parktown, Trinityhouse

Krugersdorp High

Date: 28 March – 1 April

Participating teams: Falcon College (Zimbabwe), Jabulani, Jeugland, Krugersdorp High, Rustenburg, St Charles, St David's (Inanda), St Georges (Zimbabwe), Standerton, Viadana (Italy)

Paarl Gim Under-16 Festival

Date: 29 March to 3 April

Partcipating schoiols: Affies, Boland Landbou, Centurion, Diamantveld, Dr EG Jansen, Framesby, Garsfontein, Glenwood, Grey Bloem, Kempton Park, Marlow, Michelhouse, Monnas, Oakdale, Oudshoorn,  Outeniqua, Paarl Boys High, Paarl Gim, Paarl XV, Paul Roos, Rustenburg, Waterkloof.

Paarl Boys' High Under-15 Festival

Date: 29 March to3 April

Participating schools: Boland Landbou, Framesby, Glenwood, Grey Bloem, Kempton Park, Menlopark, Monument (Krugersdorp), Oakdale, Paarl Boys' High, Paarl Gim, Paul Roos, Punt, Waterkloof, Westville.

Union High

Dates: 30 March to 1 April

Participating teams: Asherville, Cambridge, Charlie Hofmeyr, Cradock, Gill, Kingswood, Muir, Port Alfred, Spandau, Stirling, Stutterheim, Union, Volkskool of Graaff-Reinet

Maritzburg College 150th

Date: Saturday 30 March to Wednesday 3 April 2013.

Venue: Maritzburg College

Participating schools: Affies, Dale, DHS, Grey High, Jeppe, Maritzburg., Monument, Noord-Kaap, Queen's, Rondebosch


Date: 30 March to 3 April

Participating schools: Aliwal North, Augsburg, Bellville, Brackenfell, Bredasdorp, Diamantveld, Durbanville, Hermanus, HTS Louis Botha, Hugenote, Knysna, Langenhoven Gym,  Middelburg (Eastern Cape), Montagu, Monument Park, Oakdale, Oudtshoorn, Overberg, Pietersburg, Sentraal (Beaufort West), Sentraal (Bloemfontein), Stellenbosch, Strand,  Vredendal, Upington, Windhoek High.

Tony Stoops Rugby Festival

Venue: Hoërskool Tygerberg

Participating teams: Barrydale, Bellville South, Bosmansdam, Camps Bay, De Kuilen, Despatch, Dirkie Uys, Dollar Academy (Scotland), Edgemead, Emil Weder, Hawston, Hopefield, Hottentots Holland, HTS Newton, Jan Kriel, JG Meiring, Kirkwood, Klein Nederburg, Labori, Langeberg, Langenhoven High, Milnerton, Montana, Otto du Plessis, Pearson, Porterville, Sao Bras, Scottsdene, Swartland, Swellendam, Victoria Park, Vredenburg, Worcester Gym, York

Outeniqua Under-15 Rugby Week

Date:  30 March to 3 April

Participating teams: Affies, Boland Landbou, Diamantveld, Eldoraigne, Framesby, Grey Bloem, Langenhoven Gim, Monnas, Paarl Boys' High, Paarl Gim, Paul Roos, Rustenburg, Stellenberg, Upington, Waterkloof

Outeniqua Under-14 Rugby Week

Date:  30 March to 3 April

Participating teams: Bellville, Daniël Pienaar, Diamantveld, Eldoraigne, Garsfontein,  Hudson Park, Outeniqua, Piketberg, Rustenburg, St John's, Selborne, Stellenberg, Upington, Windhoek Gym


Date: Thursday 2 May and Saturday 4 May 2013

Venue: Maritzburg College

Participating schools: Affies, Boland Landbou, Diamantveld, Drostdy, Framesby, Glenwood, Grey), Grey High, Invitation XV, Maritzburg, Monument, Noord-Kaap, Oakdale, Outeniqua, Paarl Boys’ High, Paarl Gim, Paul Roos, Waterkloof

Cape Schools Week

Dates: 21 – 26 June

Venue: Paarl Gim

PV: 15
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