Friday, 27 March. Glenwood made a bold stand to protect their financial investment and related marketing benefits by asking two Maritzburg College staff members to leave the Glenwood premises where the under-13 festival is taking place. The two College officials, did not breach any rules or conduct themselves in an unacceptable manner during almost an hour at the ground before they were ejected. A Northwood rugby official was however allowed to stay.
It’s unusual for a high school to organise a primary school festival so the accepted under-13 scouting practices are unclear.
“In the past certain KZN High Schools have used the Glenwood High School Primary Festival to approach and recruit players. Last (year) a school used our tuck shop to set up shop and approach players and parents. Glenwood has decided that for the 2015, local high schools may not use the festival as a marketing exercise for their cause.
On day one of our festival we had four High Schools arrive with the intention of approaching players. One school was allegedly seen entering our boarding establishment. The situation above was explained to them and they all left the school. There was no animosity or tension and the staff involved understood and respected our decision.”
Prior to the festival starting the following was blogged:
KZN high school recruiters are expected to be out in numbers to view the talent taking part in the annual GLENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL PHOTONOTE TOSHIBA U13 RUGBY FESTIVAL 2015 on from 27 – 29 March 2015. The highly sort after players from Dale Primary in King William’s Town are expected to be amongst the high school target acquisitions for 2016. There are also a number of other top out of province primary schools in action.
Durban Preparatory (DPHS) x2
Dale College Boys’ Primary (Eastern Cape)
Egerton Primary (Ladysmith)
George Randall Primary (East Londen)
Laerskool Bergland (Nelspruit)
Laerskool Concordia (Boksburg)
Laerskool Dalview (Brakpan)
Laerskool Elarduspark (Pretoria)
Monument Primary (Ladysmith)
Pelham Primary (Pietermaritzburg)
Richards Bay Primary (Richards Bay)
Sisonke Schools (Greater Kokstad)
Scottburgh Primary (Scottburgh)
Stirling Primary (East London)
Umhlali Primary (Umhlali)
Each team will play 5 matches (15 minutes per half):
27 March 2015, one game.
28 March 2015, two games.
29 March 2015, two games.
All fixtures will be completed by 13:00 on Sunday.
Friday, 27 March 2015:
|14:30||Dale vs Monument||KZN Dev vs Bergland||DPHS 2 vs Amanzimtoti|
|15:05||Umhlali vs Scottburgh||Sisonke vs Penzance||Richards Bay vs Egerton|
|15:40||Dalview vs DPHS 1||Pelham vs Elarduspark|
|16:15||Concordia vs Stirling||Glenwood Prep vs George Randall|
Saturday, 28 March 2015: Fixtures to be announced
- Second round of fixtures (08:30 – 10:25)
- Third round of fixtures (11:00 – 13:35)
Sunday, 29 March 2015: Fixtures to be announced
- Fourth round of fixtures (08:00 – 09:55)
- Fifth round of fixtures (10:30 – 12:25)