Four KZN teams to play in E. Cape Easter Hockey Festivals

2011-04-01 00:00

SCHOOLS hockey, like rugby, takes advantage of festivals over the Easter holidays, and this weekend sees two festivals in the Eastern Cape, where KZN teams will be involved.

The first is the Nomads Festival, which is being hosted by Grey High in Port Elizabeth. There are two KZN sides that will be represented, Maritzburg College and Hilton, among eight other sides.

College scored 17 goals in the first three matches without reply. They won 3-2 against Hilton in a somewhat scrappy fixture, but it was good news for Hilton who had not started the season particularly well.

They both go to Port Elizabeth to face some of the top SA hockey schools in four matches. College will play Jeppe and Wynberg tomorrow, Selborne and Grey HS on Sunday and Grey College on Monday.

Hilton will play today against Grey HS, Selborne tomorrow, Wynberg and King Edwards on Sunday and Bishops on Monday.

The other gathering is the Founders Festival at Dale College in King Williams Town. This forms part of the year-long celebrations in the Dale 150th anniversary year. There are two KZN sides again represented at this festival, Glenwood and Northwood. They will both play six games. There are also 10 schools playing in this festival.

Tomorrow Glenwood play against Pretoria Affies and St Andrews, of Grahamstown, and Northwood play against Dale and Paul Roos.

On Sunday the sides playing Glenwood are Dale and Potchefstroom BHS, while Northwood come up against Queens and St Andrews. On Monday Glenwood will play Paul Roos and Parktown with Northwood finishing against Affies and Potch BHS.

It will be important for both the KZN schools to do well as this will give them some confidence before the domestic season.

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