Good news is that on Thursday 08 February 2018, Queen’s College finally put their grievances with their great rivals Dale College to bed and now the one of the oldest interschool challenges is back on the fixture list.
Interestingly talk was that Selborne was prepared to step in and help Dale on the latter’s Old Boys’ Day if Queen’s were unwilling to play.
There is no winner when traditional rivals decide to break ties but perhaps the way things transpired in this breakup and reunion, it’s Queen’s who have come away as the winners in their attempts to get Dale to commit to a more acceptable standard in the view of the Kudus.
There are two letters posted on Dale’s website: http://www.dalecollege.co.za/
Both letters addressed to the new Queen’s headmaster Janse van der Ryst and to contain juicy material.
The first one is titled “Letter of Apology”. It mentions the embarrassment of a letter on social media which “…was not written by the person who’s name appeared on the bottom thereof.” Dale letter_of_apology
The second letter titled “Statement of Intent” deals with the important issues surround improving security at the Graveyard and somewhat surprisingly mentions that the match referee to be approved by both sides (suggesting there is a control over who is appointed to take charge of the match). But the very interesting bits are things contained in point 3 that didn’t take centre stage and appear to point to some serious wrong-doings: Dale statement_of_intent