Disappointed schools return to ‘non-contact formats’ in KZN Midlands

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Maritzburg College’s 1st XV rugby team running onto Goldstones for the first time in 21 months. Just weeks later, however, pupils have been told they can’t take part in contact sports because of the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country.
Maritzburg College’s 1st XV rugby team running onto Goldstones for the first time in 21 months. Just weeks later, however, pupils have been told they can’t take part in contact sports because of the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country.
Justin Waldman Sport Photography

“Disappointing” is how Pietermaritzburg and KZN Midlands schools described the news that all contact sport was being suspended with immediate effect.

The decision comes just weeks after schools were given permission to resume inter-school events.

At the end of April, the head teachers of Clifton College, Durban High School, Glenwood Boys High School, Hilton College, Kearsney College, Maritzburg College, Michaelhouse, Northwood Boys School, St Charles College and Westville Boys High School, released a joint statement saying that it was “with great excitement” that school sports fixtures had been given the green light to proceed.

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