Dear Parents, Staff and Boys
It is my pleasure to welcome the Headmaster, Mr Dave du Toit, staff, parents and boys of St Stithians College to the St Alban’s Campus. This interaction between the two schools has been a longstanding affair which started in 1965, and I have no doubt that today’s matches will be enjoyed by all.
Rivalry is always healthy but if you focus only on the rivalry you forget to enjoy the occasion. This fixture has always been one of fierce competition, but I have always appreciated the games being played in a fair manner and we look forward to interacting again today.
I would like to invite all our visitors to make themselves at home and we sincerely hope that you will enjoy the peaceful and relaxed environment of our beautiful campus. Please take advantage of our hospitality, relax and enjoy yourselves and do not hesitate to ask our staff or boys should you have any queries or require any assistance. The Anton Murray Pavilion is there to be used at your convenience and drinks and snacks will be available for parents and staff after every game. I would encourage all parents to join us, particularly after the 1st XV Rugby game, for refreshments in the Anton Murray Pavilion. Sport is a wonderful way for boys to learn and grow and I sincerely hope that everyone involved today will not only enjoy the interaction but learn from their experiences.
We also welcome all Old Albanians who joined us last night at the Old Albanian Dinner and now at our winter sport Old Boys Day. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy the sportsmanship displayed and reminisce of the wonderful connections you made in days gone by when you were out on the field or wandering around the campus. Please join us after the 1st XI Hockey match in the Old Albanian Clubhouse, @thegreyandblue, above the Astroturf and after the 1st XV Rugby match in the Anton Murray Pavilion for refreshments – we would love to reconnect with you. Mandy Sutcliffe, our Old Albanian Liaison, will also be around and if this is your first visit back, I would encourage you to connect with her and request a tour around the campus to see the new Chapel or any of the other magnificent changes to our built environment.
My sincere thanks also go to all the staff members from both schools who accompany and coach our young men, for giving them this wonderful opportunity and for supporting them. I would particularly like to thank Krinesan Moodley, our Director of Sport, and his team for putting together the programme and for ensuring that everyone has a rewarding experience. It would also be remiss of me not to congratulate and thank Johnny Nkuna and our ground staff for ensuring that our facilities are in pristine condition.
Lastly, to all the players, enjoy the experience, play fair, enjoy the relationships you build and, most of all, remember that life is far greater than just a game of rugby or hockey! Enjoy the moments on the field and ensure you enjoy each other’s company when it is all said and done.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS AND SUPPORTERS
The playing of school sport is primarily of an educational nature.
AIM OF SCHOOL SPORT
To encourage participation and engender in players the highest standards of sportsmanship, self-discipline and control. Parents and supports should consider themselves to be a representative of the school when supporting fixtures involving their son’s team. Parents are encouraged to support both their son and various other teams.
CONDUCT AT MATCHES
Positive support will be appreciated
Parents and supporters are requested to refrain from directing negative comments at referees, umpires, any other officials, players or opposition supporters.
No form of discrimination based on race, gender, religion or culture will be tolerated.
Parents and supporters are asked to position themselves well clear of the side lines and to refrain from standing or sitting behind the back of the goal line.
Parents and supporters are requested to not walk up and down the lines of the field while a game is in progress.
Parents are instructed to stay out of technical areas (the area where players and officials are seated)
Parents are not to interfere with the coach’s team selection at any time.
CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION
Parents and spectators should take up matter with the director of sport, Please do not approach individual officials, umpires and coaches. We would respectfully request that every spectator. Ensures that this code of conduct is adhered to so as to make every sports fixture enjoyable for all.
INTERCARE - GLENFAIR SHOPPING CENTRE
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK :
Monday to Friday 07h00 - 19h00
Saturday and Sunday 08h00 - 18h00
Tel: (012) 368 8800
Glenfair Shopping Centre, Cnr Lynnwood and Daventry Road, Lynnwood
The St Alban’s College Sanitorium will be open during the course of this fixture. Please contact any St Alban’s College staff member for details.
RUGBY: ST ALBAN’S COLLEGE 1ST TEAM
RUGBY : ST STITHIANS ST TEAM
JOSH DE LEO
RONIN VAN DER WESTHUIZEN (CC)
RAYAN HOWELL (CC)
HOCKEY: ST ALBAN’S COLLEGE 1ST TEAM
SAMUEL DA SILVA
ARNAUD DU PLESSIS
AIDAN LE FLEUR
JARED LE ROUX
HOCKEY: st stithians 1ST TEAM
JACK DU TOIT
WILLEM VAN RYSWYCK
TRAVIS LADNER (C)
BRAD VAN DER SPUY
SEBASTIAN DE OLIVEIRA
JODI DE SOUSA
saturday 8 2019
Hockey at St Alban’s Grass Field
HOCKEY MATCHES AT AFFIES ASTRO
The first team rugby match will be live-streamed. Follow the link for more information : https://youtu.be/Dia0-M9qqVA
School Tuckshop will be operational from 07h00
Pavilion Bar will be operational from 10h30
EXTERNAL FOOD OUTLETS:
Southern Caterers (Hot Food)
Chip ‘n Dip and Mini Doughnuts
Coke products sold from Mobican