Bunnies, matzos and rugby … 2019 Schools Rugby Festival

Easter Sports Festival 2019

There are lots of chocolate bunnies in the supermarkets and the shelves are filled with Matzos … so that means that the schools rugby festival is coming up.  One of, if not, the most important sporting event in the South African schools’ calendar, this Easter sports festival is hosted at 3 Johannesburg Schools: St Stithians in Randburg, St Johns College and King Edwards, both in Upper Houghton.   So best get started on planning your stay in Joburg now and book at Liz at Lancaster. We are from 9km from St Johns and KES and under 8km from St Stithians and we still have space. 

KES vs Northwood at the 2018 festival. Photo courtesy Theo Garrun [SA Rugby Mag]

St Stithians 

The St Stithians College Easter Sports Festival began as a Rugby Festival in 1984 and has grown into a full blown  Sports Festival to include hockey (boys and girls), netball, tennis (boys), basketball (boys) and squash (boys and girls).  The St Stithians Easter Sports Festival is the largest school sports festival in South Africa. Around 130 fixtures are played over the Easter weekend, involving over 1 200 sportsmen and women from leading schools across the country and up to 25,000 spectators enjoy the sporting programme as well as family entertainment and food stalls.

The 2019 Saints Easter Rugby Festival will be a little different in it’s fixture list structure. Two prominent state high schools namely Grey High of PE and Maritzburg College will only feature on the first two match-days, paving the way for Northcliff and Trinityhouse to fill the gaps on Easter Monday.  (Hosts St Stithians 2nd/3rd XV and Michaelhouse’s 2nd/3rd XV have also been formally added to the fixture list, which has in turn created an opportunity for King David of Linksfield to take part).

Thursday 18th April

9.45 TBC 19B – Michaelhouse XV 19B

11.00 SACS 19A – Kingswood College 19A

12.15 Parktown Boys’ High 19A – Maritzburg College 19A

13.30 St Stithians 19A – Prince Edward 19A

14.45 St Andrew’s College 19A – Grey High 19A

16.00 Michaelhouse 19A Rondebosch Boys’ High 19A

Saturday 20th April

9.45  Saints XV 19B Michaelhouse XV 19B

11.00 Parktown Boys’ High 19A Prince Edward 19A

12.15 Rondebosch Boys’ High 19A Grey High 19A

13.30 Kingswood College 19A Maritzburg College 19A

14.45 Michaelhouse 19A St Andrew’s College 19A

16.30 St Stithians 19A SACS 19A

Monday 22nd April

9.00  Trinityhouse 19A Kingswood College 19A

10.15 Northcliff High School 19A Rondebosch Boys’ High 19A

11.30 Prince Edward 19A SACS High 19A

12.45 Parktown Boys’ High 19A St Andrew’s College 19A

14.00 St Stithians Boys’ College 19A Michaelhouse 19A

St Johns Easter Rugby Festival

As with St Stithians, this is a great day out for the family (not just rugby enthusiasts) with loads of entertainment and refreshments.  There’s the Spur Kids Zone play area, a tea garden, food trucks and the Heineken Beer Village. There will be live music:  DJs will hit the decks after the Thursday night match and Watershed will be performing their greatest hits with a two hour set on the Saturday night.  So you don’t miss out on any of the games, there will be a big screen TV alongside the Heineken Beer Village. 

SLOT

SCHOOL

   

SCHOOL

DAY 1 : Thu 18-Apr-2019

1

St Alban’s

NSW CHS

2

Windhoek Gim

Graeme

3

HJS Paarl BH

Golden Lions Inv

4

St Charles

Daniel Pienaar

5

Nelspruit

St David’s

6

Helpmekaar

Stellenberg

7

St John’s

Noordheuwel

DAY 2 : Sat 20-Apr-2019

1

St David’s

Golden Lions Inv

2

St Charles

Graeme

3

Noordheuwel

NSW CHS

4

Helpmekaar

St Alban’s

5

Stellenberg

Nelspruit

6

St John’s

Daniel Pienaar

7

HJS Paarl BH

Windhoek Gim

DAY 3 : Mon 22-Apr-2019

1

St Charles

Noordheuwel

2

Stellenberg

Golden Lions Inv

3

Graeme

St David’s

4

Helpmekaar

Windhoek Gim

5

St Alban’s

Daniel Pienaar

6

St John’s

NSW CHS

7

HJS Paarl BH

Nelspruit

King Edward VII (KES) Easter Festival 

 

 

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