Independent Schools’ Festival

2011-05-31 00:00

A FEAST of sports talent is going to explode at The Wykeham

Collegiate on Friday and Saturday as independent schools from

Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal join together to compete in a festival of sport, the annual Independent Schools’ Sports Festival.

The sports codes played at the festival at first-team level will be netball, hockey, squash and tennis.

Every year 16 independent girls’ schools, eight from KwaZulu-Natal and eight from Gauteng, participate in this festival, which is held alternatively in each province


The Gauteng schools travel down on Friday morning and the festival starts early on Friday afternoon and continues on Saturday morning until 2 pm.

There are many expert coaches who have coached at national and provincial level, coaching some of the school teams.

This just adds to the flavour of opportunity and excitement to watch good teams play at a high level of match play.

The participating schools this year are, from Gauteng: Brescia House, Holy Rosary, Kingsmead, Roedean, St Dominic’s, St

Andrew’s, St Mary’s Pretoria and St Mary’s Waverley, Johannesburg.

The KwaZulu-Natal participants are: Durban Girls’ College,

Epworth, Maris Stella, Our Lady of Fatima, St Anne’s, St John’s, St Mary’s Kloof and The Wykeham Collegiate.

Brenda Franklin, Lyndal Robertson and Sam Barraclough of the The Wykeham Collegiate sports department have been working tirelessly to ensure the success of the festival and it will certainly be worth it to take a drive up to the school this Friday and Saturday and have a look at the sport on offer.

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