On Friday 29 August, the 10th annual Traditional Schools Rugby Luncheon was again successfully hosted by Rob Visick, Doug Tweedie and their team at the Salt Rock Hotel on the KZN North Coast.
The 2014 edition continues to highlight the growth in popularity of the event with 180 guests from 9 of the Province’s Traditional Boys’ Rugby Schools all enjoying the camaraderie shared amongst these traditional rivals - both the Province and Schools were represented by some of their most well-known Old Boys and Rugby Families.
Glenwood High School were recognised as the Province’s number 1 ranked Team for 2014, having their name proudly etched on the Floating Trophy for the 5th time in the event’s 10 year history adding to recognition in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. 1st XV Captain and Deputy Head Prefect, Kevin Du Randt, was present to fittingly receive the award from ex-Springbok Captain and Sharks CEO John Smit.
The Sharks CEO was the event’s guest speaker and his enthusiasm and positive approach to the role the Sharks and KZNRU have to play in the continued development of Schoolboy Rugby in our Province were palpable and we look forward to significant development in this area of the game in KZN. Accompanying him was another rugby legend and Springbok selector, Ian Macintosh.
All in all another successfully run event which continues to foster healthy ties between the Provinces Traditional Rugby playing Boys’ Schools.
Photo (left to right): 1st Xv Head Coach - Mr R. Dames; Sharks CEO – Mr John Smit; 1st XV Captain - K. Du Randt; 1st XV Assistant Coach – Mr. M. Vowles; Event Organiser – Mr D. Tweedie